Ray is 5-0 and has given up just one earned run in his last 37 innings, with 48 strikeouts over his last five starts. Thames is 1-for-24 against Arizona this season. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost 11 of their last 14 games when allowing three or more runs.
Ray (7-3) gave up three hits and won what started as a pitchers' duel with former Diamondback Chase Anderson (5-2). On the next pitch, Perez homered into the left-field seats that put Milwaukee up 2-0.
In that game, he pitched seven innings, allowing one hit and no runs while striking out 11 and walking three.
- This is the 10th series win for the D-backs in 2017.
Anderson (5-2) was almost as effective as Ray, giving up one run on four hits and a walk while striking out eight over six innings, but the former Diamondbacks right-hander saw his three-game winning streak stopped.
"I was proud of myself after that first inning for being able to go after guys and being able to get ahead a little", Davies said. "Making changes certainly is an option, but we're limited there".
Diamondbacks reliever T.J. McFarland (3-1) gave up Aguilar's double in the sixth - Brett Phillips scored and Arcia came home on an outfield fielding error - and took the loss. Lovullo said Walker will throw at least once more in the bullpen. "(But) that one run was the difference there, and they just opened it up in the seventh, which was unfortunate". Brinson has a prime opportunity to carve out an everyday role with the Brewers as if he shows the potential that made him a top prospect, it could force the Brewers to shuffle Keon Broxton to a bench role or even demote him to the minors as he has struggled mightily in the season.
Attendance was 40,195, the second-largest home crowd of the season for Arizona. Goldschmidt has reached base in 38 consecutive home games, a franchise record. Arizona RHP Zack Greinke was reinstated from the paternity list and RHP Tom Wilhelmsen was designated for assignment, a move that manager Torey Lovullo said was extremely hard to make because of how valuable the 33-year-old has been to the younger Diamondbacks relievers.
Delgado is 1-1 with a 3.66 ERA in four starts. The Brewers are officially listing his injury as a lower-back strain, and the team recalled top prospect Lewis Brinson from Triple-A Colorado Springs as a corresponding move. He was robbed of a base hit by Arizona SS Nick Ahmed's diving stop of a hard-hit grounder in the first inning.