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Dodgers fail to complete sweep, fall to Brewers 9-2 – NBC Los Angeles

Dodgers fail to complete sweep, fall to Brewers 9-2 – NBC Los Angeles

Dodgers fail to complete sweep, fall to Brewers 9-2 – NBC Los Angeles

Christian Yelich and Blake Perkins homered, had three hits and drove in three runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-2 on Sunday to snap a seven-game losing streak at Dodger Stadium.

Eric Haase hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning for the Brewers, who avoided a sweep in this weekend’s matchup between the National League division leaders and are one of three teams in the majors that don’t have a losing streak of at least four games this season.

Yelich started the scoring with a two-run homer in the fourth inning off Dodgers starter Justin Wrobleski (0-1), who was making his major league debut. It was the second straight game in which Yelich hit a homer deep to center. He added an RBI double in the ninth inning.

Yelich, selected as one of the National League’s starting outfielders for the July 16 All-Star Game, hit .393 (11-for-28) with three homers and five RBIs during the Brewers’ six-game road trip.

Perkins hit a solo homer in the seventh inning and then drove in two runs when his bases-loaded hit went past Dodgers third baseman Kiké Hernández and into left field.

Jakob Junis (1-0) earned the win. The right-hander allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings after replacing starter Dallas Keuchel, who didn’t allow a run in 4 1/3 innings. Keuchel allowed three hits and walked five.

Chris Taylor scored runs for the Dodgers with a two-run homer in the seventh inning. Los Angeles finished with eight runs in the series.

Despite the loss, the Dodgers (55-36) hold a two-game lead over the Brewers (53-38) for second place in the National League. Los Angeles heads to Philadelphia, which has the best record in the majors at 58-32, for a three-game series that begins Tuesday.

Wrobleski faced the minimum for three innings before running into trouble. The left-hander allowed four runs and five hits in five innings with two walks and four strikeouts.

TRAINERS ROOM

Brewers: RHP Devin Williams (back stress fractures) will throw live batting practice before Tuesday’s game.

Dodgers: Left-hander Clayton Kershaw (left shoulder surgery) could make a rehab start Saturday after pitching two innings in a simulated game. … Right-hander Joe Kelly (right posterior shoulder) hit two batters in his only inning of work in a simulated game.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

Brewers: They’ll face Pittsburgh on Tuesday to open a six-game homestand. Right-hander Colin Rea (8-2, 3.34 ERA) is 5-0 in his last eight games, including six starts.

Dodgers: RHP Bobby Miller (1-1, 6.12 ERA) will take the mound against the Phillies on Tuesday.