(Sports Network) - Arizona's four-game series with Milwaukee has certainly featured some exciting moments for the club, but there is one more thing left to do.
Arizona kicked off this series with an extra-inning victory on Monday to snap a seven-game slide to Milwaukee, then won on Tuesday to record back-to-back wins over the club for the first time in over a year. Wednesday's meeting featured the biggest highlight of the series as four Diamondback batters hit consecutive homers off Brewers starter Dave Bush in the fourth inning to spark an 8-2 victory and tie a major league record.
The homer run on Bush came over a span of 10 pitches and was started by Adam LaRoche. Miguel Montero, Mark Reynolds and Stephen Drew all went deep in succession as Arizona became the first team to hit four consecutive homers since the White Sox on Aug. 14, 2008 and Bush the first pitcher since the Yankees' Chase Wright on April 22, 2007.
"It was pretty wild. I was like, 'what am I supposed to do now?' It was pretty special," Drew said. "It was one of those things you don't see too often. It was fun. My brother [Boston's J.D. Drew] was a part of two of them, so now he's only one-up on me."
Lost in the power display was the outing by Daniel Hudson, who struck out a career-high nine batters over seven innings to win his third start in as many games since being acquired from the White Sox. Hudson retired 16 of the final 20 batters faced and also hit a three-run double in the sixth.
Arizona has won six of its last seven, while Milwaukee's three-game slide comes after it won three straight and five of six.
Prince Fielder, in his 300th straight start, and Casey McGehee hit back-to- back homers to start the bottom of the second inning, but Bush allowed seven runs over 5 1/3 frames in the loss.
"In the fourth inning with four home runs in a row, Bush was dislocating his pitches," Brewers manager Ken Macha said. "He went right down the middle with them. The sixth inning kind of opened the game up."
All-Star Ryan Braun did not start for a third straight game, but did pinch- hit. However, he is expected to be in the lineup at the start of the game today.
Arizona goes for its sweep behind Rodrigo Lopez, who hasn't won since July 8 and is 0-3 with a 5.70 earned run average in five starts since. He faced the Padres on Saturday and did not factor into the decision of a 6-5 win after allowing three runs on eight hits over five innings.
The 34-year-old right-hander is 5-10 with a 4.66 ERA on the season and 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA in three career starts versus the Brewers, who he hasn't faced since July 14, 2007 while with the Rockies.
Randy Wolf draws the starting assignment for the Brewers and he has settled down nicely since allowing 12 runs in a loss to the Pirates on July 21. The lefty is 1-0 with a 2.29 ERA in three subsequent starts and he picked up his first win since July 21 on Saturday versus Houston after yielding a pair of runs over 6 2/3 innings.
"Wolf had a lot of baserunners the first five innings. He had eight baserunners but he did a good job getting out of jams," said Macha.
The 33-year-old Wolf is 8-9 with a 4.81 ERA this year and 9-3 with a 4.39 ERA in his career versus the Diamondbacks, who he beat on May 8 after giving up three runs over six innings of a 17-3 victory.