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Greinke went 7 2/3 innings, allowing only two hits and striking out seven in pushing his record to 5-0. The only run the Brewers scored against him was unearned.
Greinke lowered his earned-run average to 1.56 in his six starts. He started the night having held opponents to a .193 batting average and then allowed Milwaukee two singles. This is called a very strong outing.
Yet he still found himself trailing 1-0 after five innings, the Brewers scoring in the second inning when
But the Dodgers, who lead the majors with 42 home runs, took the lead for good in the sixth. Following a base hit from
The Dodgers returned to the long-ball routine in the seventh. Greinke actually started the rally with a double off reliever Rob Wooten. Then with two outs, struggling Jimmy Rollins (.168) took right-hander
Not that the Dodgers were done. After a walk to Kendrick, Gonzalez powered his ninth home run to add two more. Gonzalez is tied with Cincinnati’s
Turner completed a four-RBI night with a run-scoring single in the ninth.
After Pedro Baez struck out his only batter in the eighth, the Brewers scored a final ninth-inning run against left-hander Daniel Coulombe, making his first appearance of the season.