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Dodgers can't hold on in 6-3 loss to Milwaukee Brewers

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KEY MOMENT: Brandon League entered the game in the eighth with one out, the game tied, 2-2, and the bases loaded. He struck out Rickie Weeks for the second out, but pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay delivered a bases-clearing double to score three.

AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon stole two bases and scored twice on Yasiel Puig singles. Puig also doubled and scored.

NEWLY INJURED: Third baseman Juan Uribe left the game after six innings with a tight right hamstring. The Dodgers said it was for “precautionary” reasons, but earlier this season Uribe spent a month on the disabled list because of a right hamstring strain.

ON THE MOUND: Right-hander Zack Greinke had a strange outing. On the plus side, he held the Brewers scoreless on just two hits. On the other side, he lasted only five innings, walking five and needing 99 pitches. ... Pedro Baez, called up Friday, made his first appearance at Dodger Stadium, throwing a scoreless sixth and seventh inning. He did not give up a hit and walked one. ... Jamey Wright had been pitching well, but he was charged with all five runs in the eighth.

ON THE BEND: The Dodgers placed left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right buttock, though they're now calling it a hip strain. Manager Don Mattingly said they would know more about the somewhat rare baseball injury in the next three to five days. Said Ryu: “I'm going to be back before this season ends. There's no doubt about it.” Ryu said he injured his buttock after planting his foot on his follow-through and then trying to catch his balance. Mattingly said Kevin Correia would take Ryu's spot in the rotation and his next start Tuesday. The Dodgers recalled reliever Baez from triple-A Albuquerque to take Ryu's spot on the roster. Baez had just been optioned back Monday when the Dodgers traded for Correia. ... Left-hander Paul Maholm's season officially came to an end Friday when he had reconstructive anterior cruciate ligament surgery and medial meniscus repair performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. ... Shortstop Hanley Ramirez took infield for the first time since going on the DL because of an oblique strain Sunday.

EXTRA BASES: Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, who won the 2011 National League most-valuable-player award over Matt Kemp and was later suspended for steroids, was booed lustily by the Dodger Stadium crowd of 47,272 every time his name was announced or he touched the ball in right field. ... The Dodgers Foundation announced its first 5K and Kids Fun Run will be run at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 21.

UP NEXT: Clayton Kershaw (14-2, 1.78 earned-run average) will face the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo (7-6, 3.44) Saturday at Dodger Stadium at 6 p.m. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA. Radio:

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