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Lamb connects on his first homer of 2018

Third baseman goes deep in third game back after 1 1/2-month DL stint
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MILWAUKEE -- After allowing a first-inning run on a bases-loaded walk, Brewers starter Chase Anderson held the D-backs hitless until third baseman Jake Lamb launched his first homer of the season with one out in the sixth inning of Arizona's 4-2 loss on Monday at Miller Park.

"I just tried to stick to my approach tonight off Chase and I got a walk and a homer," Lamb said. "I feel fine. I feel like I'm controlling the zone for the most part. I feel good."

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MILWAUKEE -- After allowing a first-inning run on a bases-loaded walk, Brewers starter Chase Anderson held the D-backs hitless until third baseman Jake Lamb launched his first homer of the season with one out in the sixth inning of Arizona's 4-2 loss on Monday at Miller Park.

"I just tried to stick to my approach tonight off Chase and I got a walk and a homer," Lamb said. "I feel fine. I feel like I'm controlling the zone for the most part. I feel good."

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Lamb, who sprained his left shoulder April 2 when he dove for a ball, was activated off the 10-day disabled list on May 17. He was 1-for-8 with a double in his first two games back against the Mets, then walked and struck out in his first two at-bats Monday night. He then launched Anderson's 0-1 fastball over the wall in left-center, pulling the D-backs within 3-2.

"I felt good. It's always nice to get results. But [Jacob] deGrom and [Noah] Syndergaard, those are tough guys even if you're locked in the plate," said Lamb, who faced the Mets' ace right-handers in his first two games back.

Lamb had 29 homers and 91 RBIs in 2016 and followed that with 30 homers and 105 RBIs last season, when he received his first All-Star selection.

Jim Hoehn is a contributor to MLB.com based in Milwaukee.

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