Brewers lose in ninth inning
Activated off the 15-day disabled list before the game, Hudson hit a line drive to right field on the first pitch off Marco Estrada (0-2) with the bases loaded to score pinch runner Eric Patterson with the winning run.
Patterson scored without a throw from right fielder Corey Hart, who had to go backward to make the catch.
Ryan Ludwick led off the inning with a single off Estrada. Patterson stole second base, Estrada intentionally walked pinch-hitter Hawpe to bring up Cameron Maybin.
He bunted to move up the runners and Chase Headley was walked intentionally to load the bases.
Heath Bell (2-0) pitched the top of the ninth.
Milwaukee left fielder Ryan Braun left the game in the fifth inning with soreness in his left shoulder. Braun, the NL leader with 12 home runs, flied out to end the top of the fifth. Carlos Gomez came into the game in center field with Mark Kotsay moving over to replace Braun in left.
Braun extended his hitting streak to nine games with a first-inning single.
Milwaukee’s Chris Narveson and San Diego’s Aaron Harang matched each other into the eighth inning in the scoreless pitchers duel.
Narveson allowed five hits with four strikeouts and one walk over 7 1-3 innings before being replaced by Kameron Loe. Harang gave up six hits in eight innings with four strikeouts and two walks.
Harang set down the Brewers in order just twice and held them hitless in six at-bats with runners in scoring position. Milwaukee stranded eight runners overall.
San Diego twice got a runner to third base with two outs, but Narveson escaped both times.
San Diego has the NL’s worst home record at 7-15. ... Milwaukee’s Corey Hart extended his hitting streak to 10 games. ... Padres SS Jason Bartlett had his 10-game hitting streak snapped. ... Brewers starting pitchers Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum flew back to Milwaukee before the game on Thursday. Greinke will start Friday night’s game against Colorado when Milwaukee opens a nine-game homestand. Marcum is slated to start on Saturday night. ... The San Diego State men’s basketball team was honored before the game. The Aztecs, who advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16, has senior guard D.J. Gay throw out the first pitch to Padres manager Bud Black, a San Diego State alum.
Last updated: 5:10 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012