(Sports Network) - Daniel Hudson will try to win his third game in as many starts with the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight when they continue a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
Hudson is 2-0 with a 1.15 earned run average since being acquired from the Chicago White Sox in a trade that sent Edwin Jackson out of town. The 23-year- old righty held the Mets to a run on three hits over eight innings in his Arizona debut on Aug. 1, then limited the Padres to a run and three hits over 7 2/3 innings on Friday in a tight 2-1 game.
Hudson is 3-1 with a 3.73 ERA in five total starts this year and has never before faced the Brewers.
Arizona has taken the first two contests of this series. After posting an extra-inning victory on Monday to snap a seven-game losing streak to the Brewers, the Diamondbacks managed a 2-1 triumph last night.
Justin Upton had a sac fly in the fifth inning and Miguel Montero hit a tie- breaking homer off Chris Capuano in the eighth inning. Sam Demel, who picked up his first major league victory on Monday, earned his first career save despite allowing the tying run to reach second base.
Barry Enright pitched six innings and allowed three hits, including a second- inning homer to Alcides Escobar, in the start for Arizona. Blaine Boyer threw the ensuing two innings for the win, Arizona's fifth in six games.
"Enright was awesome, he controlled the game. We felt Demel was good for the job. He's got good character. He got his first win last night and his first save tonight. Winning close games is a good sign," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said.
The Brewers, who went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position, suffered their second straight loss after winning five of six.
Brewers starter Manny Parra allowed four hits, walked six and fanned the same amount over 5 1/3 innings.
"It was a low-scoring, well-played game," Parra said. "I was just trying to make pitches and I wasn't going to give in. I thought that's the way I had to pitch tonight to give us a chance to win."
Ryan Braun was out of the starting lineup for a second straight game due to a left wrist injury, but did pinch run in the ninth inning. Corey Hart also sat out a second consecutive game with a sore lower back, but flied out in a pinch-hitting role in the eighth.
Dave Bush draws the start for the Brewers. He lost in Houston on July 31, yielding six runs over five innings.
The right-hander was much better at home versus the Astros on Friday, yielding three runs -- two earned -- over six innings, but got a no-decision and is 5-9 with a 4.48 ERA this year.
Bush, 30, is an excellent 5-1 with a 3.65 ERA in seven career starts versus the Diamondbacks.