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Lopez strong as D-backs beat Davis, Brewers 9-1

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Rodrigo Lopez made his strongest case yet for cracking the Arizona Diamondbacks rotation.

The 34-year-old right-hander blanked Milwaukee on three hits over 5 1-3 innings in the Diamondbacks' 9-1 victory Sunday. Lopez, a non-roster invitee, did not allow a run for a second straight outing and has given up one earned run over 13 1-3 innings since giving up three runs in his first spring start.

Former Diamondbacks left-hander Doug Davis was battered for six runs and nine hits in five innings. Miguel Montero doubled in three runs and was one of four Arizona players to get two hits off Davis.

A crowd of 10,009 attended on fan appreciation day. The Diamondbacks have one more spring training game, on Tuesday, at their Tucson Electric Park home.