Hammock hit a three-run homer and
became the first Arizona starter to win a game this season as the Diamondbacks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 9-3 victory over the
Hammock, who made his major league debut Friday and collected his first major league hit that evening, was 3-for-4 and drove in four runs in his first big league start. A catcher who is expected to be used in a utility role in Arizona, Hammock homered off Milwaukee starter
(1-2) in the fourth to give the Diamondbacks a 5-2 lead.
"I was definitely a ball of nerves in the beginning," Hammock admitted. "I gradually calmed down. Getting the home run definitely calmed me down, then Elmer was unbelievable and I just let him take over."
The Brewers defeated
in the opening two games of the series, but were unable to solve Dessens (1-1), who allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.
"I feel good. It is good for everybody to finally get a win," Dessens said through a interpreter. "I tried to keep the ball down with the slider and sinker and it helped with the team getting all those runs."
One of Dessens' mistakes was a solo homer by
in the fourth.
"This win was a big lift for our team. It was a good jump-start for us and we did everything well today," Gonzalez said. "Our bullpen came in and did their job and we swung the bat well. We beat a pretty good pitcher in
. Obviously he didn't have his best stuff but you gotta take advantage of those days."
The Diamondbacks collected five hits off Rusch in a five-run fourth inning.
Gonzalez led off with a double to right field before Rusch retired the next two batters. Bautista delivered an RBI single to right field and went to third on a double by Finley.
Hammock followed by belting a 1-1 pitch to left field for his first big league homer.
"I was so locked in at the time I didn't really think about it until we got a bigger lead," Hammock said.
"I wanted to sneak out of there with nothing but it snowballed and turned into a big inning, which you can't let happen in a close game like that," Rusch said.
The Diamondbacks added to their lead with two runs in the fifth.
doubled and scored on a single by Gonzalez. After
grounded into a double play, 38-year-old
singled and raced around to score on a double by Bautista that made it 7-2.
Gonzalez added a run-scoring single in the sixth and Hammock had an RBI double in the eighth.
Finley drove in the first run of the game with a single in the second.
drove in two runs for Milwaukee with a groundout in the second and a single in the ninth.
Despite the loss, the Brewers still won four times on a six-game road trip.
"I am very proud of our guys even today. We were down seven runs and still battling in the ninth," manager
said. "There was no quit. It was a big boost for us to go on the road and win four out of six."
of Milwaukee was 3-for-5 on Sunday and 6-for-11 in the three-game series.