PHOENIX(AP) Milwaukee third baseman
is not sure he has the pedigree to be the NL Rookie of the Year. His numbers say otherwise.
McGehee homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs while going 4 for 5 in the Brewers' 9-2 victory over Arizona on
''That award is for guys who are highly touted throughout their minor league career and stuff like that, not guys who were
let go and put on waivers,'' said McGehee, claimed off waivers from the Cubs late last October. ''It sounds cliche, but it's
the furthest thing from my mind. I'm just trying to help this team finish up strong.''
McGehee leads major league rookies with 57 RBIs after hitting a two-run homer in the third inning, a run-scoring single in
the fifth and a three-run homer in the sixth. He also singled in the eighth.
His 15 homers are second among rookies to Pittsburgh's
, and his .306 batting average is tied with Florida's
''Obviously, if it was to happen, I would be surprised and excited and all that stuff,'' said McGehee, who did not play regularly
until late May. ''I am definitely not expecting it by any stretch of the imagination. If you get that as a goal, you kind
of miss that boat. It is so far out of your control.''
Milwaukee's David Bush (4-7) struck out a season-high 11 and won for the first time since May 19, breaking a nine-game drought
in which he was 0-7 with a 9.21 ERA.
''It was nice to have David Bush back,'' manager
Bush gave up one run on five hits and didn't walk a batter in seven innings, improving to 5-1 in seven career starts against
Arizona. He got to only two three-ball counts.
''It was mostly throwing strikes and being unpredictable. That's what I have to do,'' Bush said.
had three of the Brewers' 16 hits, 11 against rookie right-hander
(0-1), who was making his first major league start in his fifth career appearance.
had two hits apiece. Braun has 101 runs, the second NL player to reach 100. He trails only St. Louis'
, who leads the majors with 117.
Milwaukee won its second straight game after losing five of six, when the Brewers scored a total of 10 runs. The Brewers have
15 runs and 29 hits in the first two games of this series.
Arizona, which has lost eight of nine, was eliminated from postseason contention with the loss.
The Diamondbacks (62-81) fell 19 games below .500 and 23 games behind NL West leader Los Angeles, both season lows. They have
won one of their last eight series.
''We're going to have to have some patience and get through this run,'' Arizona manager A.J. Hinch said. ''The way the games
have gone, certainly the last few days but even deeper into that, is really frustrating.''
Bush did not give up a run until
tripled with one out in the sixth inning and scored on
's sacrifice fly.
singled in a run in the ninth.
Parra led NL rookies with 53 RBIs entering the game but was passed by McGehee. Parra has 54.
Mulvey, obtained in a waiver deal with Minnesota on Sept. 1, gave up hits to five of the first batters he faced. He gave up
one run in the first inning, two in the second, two more in the third and one in the fifth. He struck out two and didn't issue
NOTES: Milwaukee LHP
was scratched from a scheduled Sunday start after waking up Saturday with neck stiffness, Macha said. Parra threw a 25-pitch
bullpen session Friday. Left-hander
, 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 16 relief appearances this season, will start instead. Narveson, 27, has made one previous career
start, with St. Louis on Sept. 22, 2006. ... J. J. Hardy started at shortstop for the Brewers in place of rookie
, who likely will be back in the lineup Sunday, Macha said. Escobar, recalled from Triple-A Nashville when Hardy was optioned
on Aug. 12, is hitting .600 (9 for 15) against left-handers this season and .163 (8 for 49) against righties. ... Arizona
minor league field coordinator, a post vacant since
was promoted to major league hitting coach when Hinch took over as manager on May 8.