It wasn't vintage Kershaw (14-2), who pitched out of trouble in four of the first five innings when the Brewers got the leadoff hitter on base. But the two-time Cy Young Award winner lowered his earned-run average to 1.78 as he struck out six and walked two.
Gonzalez tied the score, 1-1, in the third inning with a sacrifice fly that scored Kershaw.
After Ellis hit a one-out home run in the seventh inning, Kershaw drove in Miguel Rojas, who had doubled, to cap the scoring.
Kershaw also helped his cause on defense. With Richie Weeks on third base and
The Brewers scored in the first inning when