Series: Game 3 of 3

Milwaukee won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, April 7
Game 2: Saturday, April 8
Game 3: Sunday, April 9

Diamondbacks 7

(3-3, 3-3 away)

Brewers 0

(5-1, 5-1 home)

2:05 PM ET, April 9, 2006

Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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W: C. Vargas (1-0)

L: C. Capuano (1-1)

Vargas, Diamondbacks cool off Brewers in 7-0 laugher

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Claudio Vargas and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the Milwaukee Brewers to their first loss of the season, 7-0 Sunday.

Milwaukee and Detroit, the last unbeaten teams in the major leagues, both were 5-0 before losing Sunday. The Brewers were trying to become the first major league team to open a season 6-0 all with come-from-behind wins, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Damion Easley and Tony Clark homered for the Diamondbacks, who had six hits. Corey Koskie went 3-for-4 for Milwaukee.

Vargas (1-0) pitched six innings, giving up only two singles and a walk, and did not allow a runner past second base. He struck out six in his first win with the Diamondbacks after joining the team as a free agent from Florida.

Vargas battled Brad Halsey for the No. 5 spot in the rotation during spring training and won the job when Halsey was traded to Oakland on March 26. He was obtained off waivers from Washington on July 3 last year, going 9-6 with the Diamondbacks in 21 games.

Greg Aquino, Luis Vizcaino and Jose Valverde finished up.

Chris Capuano (1-1) allowed four runs -- three earned -- three hits and four walks in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out seven.

Easley's first homer of the year put Arizona ahead, and the Diamondbacks made it 4-0 in the seventh after second baseman Rickie Weeks dropped a throw from shortstop J.J. Hardy for an error.

Capuano loaded the bases with a walk to Jeff DaVanon, then forced in a run by walking Clark, who was pinch hitting. Craig Counsell followed with a two-run single.

Clark added a two-run homer in the ninth off Jared Fernandez.

Game notes

For the first time this season, the Brewers wore jerseys from the 1980s with their old ball-and-glove logo. The team will wear the jerseys during Sunday home games. ... The error by Weeks in the seventh was his second this season. He had 21 errors in only 96 games last year. ... Musician Nils Lofgren will sing the national anthem when the Diamondbacks play their home opener Tuesday night against Colorado.

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