Brewers get back to playing NL teams
Milwaukee (44-37) at Arizona (41-41), Monday, 8:40 p.m. CT
MINNEAPOLIS -- The conclusion of the Brewers' 5-0 loss at the hands of Minnesota on Sunday means that one more year of Interleague Play is in the books. It's now time to get re-acclimated to National League competition.The Brewers finished 7-8 in Interleague Play. They were 8-7 in Interleague Play last year. "We did all right," manager Ned Yost said of the team's performance against the American League. "We did fine." The Brewers are 79-90 all-time in Interleague Play. This season, Milwaukee was swept by Boston, but the Brewers later swept the Blue Jays. The club took two of three from Baltimore and finished 2-4 against Minnesota over two series. The Brewers are 37-29 against National League opponents this year. The club will kick off a four-game series in Arizona against the D-backs on Monday. "It's a different ballgame," Corey Hart said of the National League. "We are getting back into our comfort level. It's nice to play the other league, but at the same time, it's nice to play teams that are more of our nature." Pitching matchup
MIL: RHP Dave Bush (4-7, 4.94 ERA)
Bush didn't quite have no-hit stuff on Tuesday, but he was plenty effective in limiting the Braves to four hits and one run in seven innings. Bush has now allowed just two runs and six hits in his past 15 innings. Tuesday's win was his first of the season on the road (1-5). Bush is 4-0 with a 3.55 ERA in four career starts against the D-backs. He last faced them on Aug. 21, 2007, when he allowed two runs on six hits in six innings. He also struck out six in that game. ARI: LHP Doug Davis (2-3, 3.68 ERA)
Davis has shown great command in his last three outings and it's showed up in the results -- he has allowed just four runs in 20 innings over that span. Despite those numbers, he does not have a win to show for it. On Tuesday against the Red Sox, he allowed just one run through seven-plus innings, but reliever Chad Qualls allowed two inherited runners to score in the eighth, plus two of his own and the D-backs wound up losing the game, 5-4. Davis' best pitch is a cut fastball, though he also throws a curveball and changeup.
The Twins held their annual "Mascot Game" prior to Sunday's contest. The Twins mascot, TC, led his club to a 6-4 victory over the Bernie Brewer-led opposition. Bernie got his revenge at the end of the game, however, chasing TC down on an attempted inside-the-park home run. ... Prince Fielder was the club's designated hitter for the third consecutive game on Sunday. ... The Brewers were shut out for the third time this the season on Sunday. ... J.J Hardy has an 11-game hit streak.
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Tuesday: Brewers (Jeff Suppan, 4-6, 4.05) at Diamondbacks (Randy Johnson, 4-6, 4.94), 8:40 p.m. CT
Wednesday: Brewers (Seth McClung, 5-3, 4.25) at Diamondbacks (Micah Owings, 6-7, 5.18), 8:40 p.m. CT
Thursday: Brewers (Manny Parra, 8-2, 3.95) at Diamondbacks (Brandon Webb, 12-4, 3.21), 2:40 p.m. CT
Thor Nystrom is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.