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MILWAUKEE – The Diamondbacks’ season reached the 50-game plateau with a performance that hardly seemed surprising given the 49 that preceded it. Down to their final out in the ninth, they tied it with a home run, then went ahead in extra innings and held on for a victory.

Their 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in 10 innings on Friday night seems certain to go down as one of the Diamondbacks’ better wins of the season. But given the way this year is unfolding – given the magic elixir they seem to be sprinkling on a near nightly basis – who can say how many better might be in store over the remaining 112 games?

“It’s been fun,” said Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta, whose two-out homer tied the game in the top of the ninth. “It’s the way baseball should be. It’s not always going to happen, but the way we’re playing the game right now is the way you want to play the game. You want to play hard, you want to hustle, you want to pitch and play defense, and that’s what we’re doing.”

BOX SCORE: Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 2 (10 innings)

The win gives the Diamondbacks a pair of five-game win streaks sandwiched between a single loss, and all 11 of those games came after they lost center fielder A.J. Pollock to a groin injury – the same Pollock whose injury seemed to torpedo their season a year ago.

Lately, it seems as if no amount of missteps is too many to overcome, including watching their suddenly tired bullpen giving up the tying and go-ahead runs in consecutive innings. It also feels like every close play, every coin-flip moment, keeps going their way, the most important of which on Friday night came on a ball in the dirt in the sixth inning.

The Brewers’ Eric Thames broke from third when Zack Godley’s breaking ball kicked away from Iannetta, who recovered it quickly and tossed to Godley, who put down a quick tag on the sliding Thames at home.

Thames was out, according to home plate umpire Jim Reynolds, whose call was immediately challenged by the Brewers. It was hard to tell from the replays – there were angles that made it appear Thames might avoided the tag – but the umpires in New York didn’t seem enough to overturn.

Miller Park fans didn’t see it that way, nor did Brewers manager Craig Counsell, who came storming out of the dugout and was summarily ejected by Reynolds.

The run would have tied the game at 1, but instead the Brewers had to wait another inning, when Jett Bandy connected for a solo homer off Diamondbacks lefty Jorge De La Rosa.

Despite Bandy being one of three Brewers right-handed hitters due up in the seventh – and despite De La Rosa’s struggles this season against righties – Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo still went to left-hander, in part because of a lack of other options.

He could have stuck with Godley, whose pitch count was only at 84, but Lovullo said he saw some troubling signs from the right-hander in the sixth inning, including too many pitches up in the zone.

And Lovullo said he wanted to stay away from relievers J.J. Hoover, who threw 37 pitches on Wednesday after throwing 11 the night before, and Archie Bradley, who had pitched in three of the past four days for the first time in his career.

The Brewers scored again in the eighth off another Diamondbacks left-handed reliever, Andrew Chafin, who gave up an RBI single to Hernan Perez as the Brewers took a 2-1 lead.

That lead did not last long. Facing a flame-throwing closer in the Brewers’ Corey Knebel with two out, Iannetta mashed a 98 mph fastball, sending it into the home bullpen in left-center field.

“I don’t think we’re at that point now where we always feel like something magical is going to happen,” Iannetta said. “I think you save that stuff for September. I’ve been a part of runs where it felt that way with teams.

“It’s a long season. We’re still in May and we’re finishing up. We had a good start and we have to keep going.”

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They scored twice in the top of the 10th then watched as Fernando Rodney closed it out in the bottom of the inning.

At 31-19, the Diamondbacks are off to the second-best start in franchise history, having outscored their opponents by 60 runs, and while the breadth of their performance has come as a surprise to most, count outfielder David Peralta among those who had a feeling things might unfold like this.

“Since the first day of spring training,” he said, “with the chemistry and everything I was feeling in the clubhouse, this is kind of like what I was expecting when the season started.

“We were talking a lot together about how we were a big family and we were going to play as a team, and the manager brought a really good energy and chemistry with everyone. When you have those kind of feelings, that’s when you expect to have a really good start to the season like we’re having right now.”

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Saturday’s game

Diamondbacks at Brewers

When: 1:10 p.m.

Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee.

Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (6-2, 2.82) vs. Brewers RHP Chase Anderson (2-1, 4.25).

TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Greinke fell one out shy of a complete game on Monday against the White Sox, giving up just one run in 8 2/3 innings while walking one and striking out 12. … He has gone at least 6 2/3 innings in each of his past four starts and at least six innings in seven in a row. … Greinke pitched parts of two seasons with the Brewers, posting a 3.67 ERA in 49 starts. He has a career 3.07 ERA in 167 1/3 innings at Miller Park. … Anderson, who was drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2009 and pitched for them for parts of two seasons, was traded to the Brewers as part of the Jean Segura deal in January 2016. … He had a 1.12 ERA through his first four starts but has given up 20 runs in 24 2/3 innings (7.30 ERA) over his past five. … Anderson has been getting hit hard by both lefties (.288 average, .851 OPS) and righties (.274, .842).

Coming up

Sunday: At Milwaukee, 11:10 a.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (4-4, 4.40) vs. Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson (2-3, 4.20).

Monday: At Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Randall Delgado (1-0, 3.82) vs. Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (2-3, 5.93).

Tuesday: At Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (4-3, 3.45) vs. Pirates RHP Ivan Nova (5-3, 2.83).