Dodgers Fall To Brewers, 9-3, After Giving Up 4 Runs In 7th Inning
MILWAUKEE (AP) Rickie Weeks hit a three-run homer and Gerardo Parra had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Weeks hit a 2-2 pitch from Carlos Frias for his homer in the eighth inning that made it 9-3.
The Dodgers went ahead 3-2 in the top of the seventh then Milwaukee capitalized on two errors by reserve shortstop Justin Turner and scored four runs in their half of the inning.
The first run in the seventh came on Martin Maldonado’s squeeze bunt that scored Weeks. He bunted the ball toward Brandon League (2-3) who tried to flip it with his glove to catcher Drew Butera, but was late. Pinch-hitter Khris Davis reached on Turner’s fielding error to load the bases. Carlos Gomez then reached on Turner’s throwing error that allowed Mark Reynolds to score. Parra followed with a two-run single that gave Milwaukee a 6-3 lead.
Dodgers starting shortstop Hanley Ramirez left the game in the first inning with tightness in his right side and was replaced by Miguel Rojas.
Turner pinch-hit in the seventh and then took over at shortstop in the bottom of the inning.
Dodgers starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez came to the teams on Thursday from Philadelphia for two players to be named or cash considerations.
Hernandez looked like he was in line for the win when he needed just 65 pitches to get through six innings, retiring 17 straight at one point. He struck out five and allowed three hits in the first inning.
Jeremy Jeffress (1-1) picked up the win in relief.
Milwaukee went ahead 2-0 in the first inning on Aramis Ramirez’s run-scoring single and Scooter Gennett’s sacrifice fly.
Adrian Gonzalez homered in the sixth and knocked in another run for the Dodgers in the seventh that tied the game. Andre Either’s RBI single later that inning gave the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.
Dodgers: Ramirez walked on a 3-2 pitch from Kyle Lohse then didn’t come out for the Brewers’ half of the inning. He is listed as day-to-day. … Right-hander Josh Beckett (6-6, 2.88 ERA) went on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season before Friday night’s game. He has a left hip impingement. The move is retroactive to Aug. 4. He is expected to be out 10 days to two weeks. The 14-year veteran made three starts since being reinstated on July 22 from the same injury which occurred on July 8. His first time on the disabled list was March 22 when he had a right-thumb contusion.
Brewers: Catcher Jonathan Lucroy was held out of the game in a precautionary move. He has a hamstring issue aggravated by running the bases in Thursday’s game with San Francisco.
Dodgers: Right-hander Zack Greinke (12-7, 2.71 ERA) starts the second game of the weekend series. He faces his former team for the first time this season. He pitched for Milwaukee in 2011 and until July 27, 2012, when he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels.
Brewers: Right-hander Mike Fiers (0-1, 2.57 ERA) will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville before Saturday’s game and make his first start with the Brewers this season. He’s filling in for right-hander Matt Garza (left oblique strain) who is on the 15-day disabled list.
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