Corey Hart's big contribution sure didn't fly very far.
Hart hit a three-run, inside-the-park homer announced at 206 feet and Russell Branyan followed with a conventional shot to lift the surging Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-1 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday for their sixth straight win.
"That's got to be the shortest home run, maybe, in Brewers history, so I've got something going," Hart joked.
After Gabe Kapler singled with two outs in the fourth, Ryan Braun hit an RBI triple and Prince Fielder walked to bring up Hart, who flared a pitch from reliever Edgar Gonzalez down the rightfield line.
Justin Upton dived but couldn't come up with the shallow fly ball. He slipped getting up as it rolled to the wall.
In other games:
* At San Francisco, Jose Reyes hit a leadoff double, then homered and singled to help John Maine (6-4) and the New York Mets beat the Giants, 5-3.
* At Atlanta, Hanley Ramirez hit two homers, including a two-run shot in a four-run ninth inning, and the Florida Marlins rallied to beat the Braves, 6-4.
Florida's Mike Rabelo hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth as Manny Acosta (3-3) blew a 4-2 lead. The Marlins were without second baseman Dan Uggla, who returned to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to be present for the birth of his child.
* At Los Angeles, Aaron Cook (8-3) pitched eight sharp innings and Jeff Baker drove in both Colorado runs with his first home run of the season, leading the Rockies to a 2-1 win over the Dodgers.
* At Pittsburgh, Zach Duke (3-4) allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings and Raul Chavez drove in three runs to lead the Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros.
* At Washington, the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Nationals was rained out and will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader today.
* At San Diego, Greg Maddux gave up three hits over seven innings and Kevin Kouzmanoff's sacrifice fly scored Brian Giles in the eighth as the Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs, 2-1.
* San Francisco pitcher Noah Lowry had another MRI exam on his surgically repaired throwing forearm and manager Bruce Bochy said the lefthander won't be pitching any time soon - maybe not at all this season. Lowry hasn't pitched this year and is on the 60-day disabled list.
* St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols and outfielder Rick Ankiel were out of the starting lineup for the rainout in Washington because of injuries. Pujols, who left Tuesday night's game with tightness in his left calf, was unavailable. Ankiel had an infected left knee.
* Colorado announced leftfielder Matt Holliday will begin a rehabilitation assignment with Triple A Colorado Springs. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 25 with a strained hamstring.
* San Diego righthander Jake Peavy moved closer to returning from the disabled list after a successful bullpen session. He suffered a strained right elbow injury on May 14 against the Chicago Cubs. Also, Padres righthander Mark Prior underwent season-ending surgery on the anterior capsule in his right shoulder. *