Despite injuries Brewers win third straightWisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Brewers topped the Dodgers in Los Angeles 6-3 last night. The injury-riddled Brewers have now beaten the team with the Majors’ best record three straight times, and five-out-of-six this season.
LOS ANGELES - The Milwaukee Brewers topped the Dodgers in Los Angeles 6-3 last night. The injury-riddled Brewers have now beaten the team with the Majors’ best record three straight times, and five-out-of-six this season.
Carlos Gomez went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, and Corey Hart went 3-for-6. And the National League’s reigning Cy Young winner – Clayton Kershaw – was hit for five runs in five-and-two-thirds innings. He did manage to strike out seven, but Kershaw’s record fell to 4-3. Yovani Gallardo evened his record to 4-4. He struck out eight in six-plus innings, giving up three runs on eight hits with three walks. John Axford earned his 10th save.
The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the first when Andre Ethier doubled home Matt Kemp. But Kemp aggravated a left hamstring injury while running the bases – and he broke a bat over his knee before running off to the locker room. It was only his second game back after sitting out two weeks. Kemp will have an MRI today. Gomez hit a two-run single in the fourth to put Milwaukee in front for good. The Brewers scored three more in the sixth, including a suicide squeeze by Martin Maldonado which scored Rickie Weeks. Ethier went 3-for-4, as the Dodgers have lost three straight for the first time this season.
Milwaukee now has a three-game winning streak for the first time since early April. And they’ll go for their first sweep of the year tonight. Right-hander Zack Greinke will face Dodgers’ right-hander Chad Billingsley.
If he had to get injured, Brewers’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy wishes it would have been on the field – where he could have gone down fighting. Instead, a freak accident on his hotel bed set the stage for surgery today in Milwaukee. Doctor William Raasch will insert a pin in a fractured bone on Lucroy’s right hand – and the hot-hitting catcher will have to sit out for at least six weeks while he recovers. Lucroy spoke to beat writers by phone yesterday – and he did not want to elaborate on Sunday night’s freak accident. He was reaching for a sock under his bed when the load on a suitcase shifted, and his wife accidentally pushed it off the bed and onto his hand. Lucroy said the injury grates on him, because he was playing so well and he could have helped the team turn things around. He was batting .345 with five homers and 30 R-B-I’s in his third big league season. Lucroy said he’ll stay with the team during his recovery – and it would quote, “kill me” to leave. He said he’ll do anything he can to help. Lucroy plans to start catching in the bullpen as soon as he’s cleared to do so – and he’ll try to stay normal in the meantime.