Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Goldschmidt homered twice to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the second of a three-game set on Saturday.
Goldschmidt finished 3-for-5 with four RBI, while Nick Ahmed and starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson each drove in a run for the Diamondbacks, who won Friday's series opener by a 7-5 score.
"When he's going good, we usually have a really good chance to win," Arizona manager Chip Hale said of Goldschmidt. "The one thing he does is drive runs in."
Hellickson (3-3) surrendered just two runs on five hits with three strikeouts over six solid innings to earn the win.
Adam Lind, Jason Rogers and Elian Herrera each plated a run and Jean Segura supplied two hits and two runs scored for the Brewers. who dropped their seventh straight game.
Kyle Lohse (3-6) was tagged with the loss after getting lit up for seven runs on 11 hits in just 3 1/3 frames.
"Today was not good," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "We needed a big performance and we didn't get it. (Lohse) struggled. He's not the aggressor right now."
The Diamondbacks have won seven of their last eight games at Miller Park.
Milwaukee opened the scoring in the first. Carlos Gomez got aboard with a leadoff single, moved to second a wild pitch, took third on Ryan Braun's groundout and came home on Lind's base hit to left.
Arizona countered in the second. Aaron Hill opened with a single to center and came home two batters later on Chris Owings' bunt coupled with Lohse's throwing error. Owings rounded third on Ahmed's double to left and scored after catcher Martin Maldonado was unable to make the catch at the plate. Hellickson made it a 3-1 game with an RBI single up the middle.
Herrera's sacrifice fly scored Jean Segura in the home half, but Goldschmidt helped the Diamondbacks pull away in the following two frames.
Goldschmidt led off the third with a blast to left center to restore Arizona's two-run lead. In the fourth, Hellickson and Ender Inciarte each singled and came home after Goldschmidt crushed a 2-2 sinker to center for a 7-2 score.
Randall Delgado pitched the final three innings for the Diamondbacks. His only blemish was a two-out RBI double to Rogers in the ninth. The right-hander induced a game-ending groundout from Herrera for his first career save.
Hellickson notched his 500th career strikeout against Khris Davis for his first out of the game. Davis suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee on the final strike and will reportedly undergo surgery on Tuesday ... Goldschmidt tied Miguel Montero for seventh place on the franchise's all-time list with 97 home runs ... Lind played in his 1,000th career game ... Arizona has homered in a season-high eight straight games, their longest since a 9-game string from April 26-May 8, 2013.