LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasmani Grandal hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth, Yasiel Puig and Logan Forsythe homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Friday night.
Grandal drove in Justin Turner with a single to center against Chase Anderson (7-3). Grandal has driven in at least one run in the last three games.
Puig tacked on a solo drive in the sixth for his 23rd homer, part of a nice day for the Cuban slugger. Puig took the field with his expecting girlfriend for a gender reveal before the game, sending blue powder into the air for a boy with one big swing at Dodger Stadium.
Domingo Santana hit his 21st homer for Milwaukee, which has dropped three of four. Anderson allowed six hits and struck out six in five innings.
The Brewers stayed three games back of NL Central-leading Chicago, which lost 7-1 at Philadelphia.
Santana connected against Kenta Maeda (12-5) in the second, but that was Milwaukee’s only hit of the night. Maeda struck out seven in six innings and Tony Cingrani and Josh Ravin each got three outs before Kenley Jansen finished for his 35th save.
Forsythe tied it at 1 with his fourth homer in the fourth inning.
Dodgers star Corey Seager continued his 13-game hitting streak continued with two singles.
Both teams had some fun on the opening of the majors’ Players Weekend. Jansen used “Kenleyfornia” for his nickname on the back of his jersey. Grandal went by his initials of “YRG” to honor his child who is due in November.
Brewers: INF Travis Shaw (foot, shin) was back in the lineup after an MRI Thursday was negative. … LHP Brent Suter (left rotator cuff strain) is expected to be ready by Sept. 1.
Dodgers: LHP Grant Dayton (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache is scheduled to perform the surgery. He felt a pop on his last pitch in a bullpen session for Triple-A Oklahoma City in Tulsa. … INF Cody Bellinger (ankle) ran at 80 percent, hit and took batting practice. He said he tried to get used to the tape on his ankle.
Brewers: RHP Zach Davies (14-7, 4.09 ERA) allowed two runs in six innings in his last start at San Francisco, a Brewers loss.
Dodgers: RHP Ross Stripling (3-4, 3.41 ERA) is making a spot start in what will be a bullpen day for the Dodgers. He has not thrown more than three innings in a game as a long reliever and will make his first start of the season.