Dodgers rally late to beat the Brewers, 4-3

KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers went in front, 4-3, when Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run home run against left-hander Will Smith in the eighth inning. "He left one up and in," Gonzalez said. The home run was the fifth of the homestand and the 18th this season for Gonzalez, who leads the Dodgers with 55 runs batted in. The Dodgers maintained a 4 1/2-game lead over the second-place San Francisco Giants in the National League West and improved to 51-39. "Four and a half games up, 12 games over .500, how can you not be pleased with that?" Gonzalez said.

ON THE MOUND: Not only did Brett Anderson reach the All-Star break healthy, he did it by pitching seven innings. "I haven't made it to the All-Star break healthy in a while," he said. Anderson threw only 78 pitches, limiting the Brewers to three runs and eight hits. Two of the runs were scored on home runs, by Ryan Braun in the first inning and by Hernan Perez in the third. The Brewers loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth inning but Anderson limited the damage to one run. Pedro Baez pitched the eighth inning and was credited with the win.

AT THE PLATE: Justin Turner raised his average to .308 by collecting three hits in four at-bats, including a first-inning single that drove in Jimmy Rollins for the Dodgers' first run of the game. Catcher A.J. Ellis, who hit a home run in his last start, sent a fifth-inning offering from starter Kyle Lohse over the center-field wall. Ellis is hitting .325 over his last 15 games.

EXTRA BASES: Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning to record his 16th save. Jansen has converted 16 of 17 save opportunities, including each of his last nine. … Cuban right-hander Pablo Millan Fernandez gave up one run in four innings in his first game with Class-A Great Lakes. Fernandez, 25, was signed to a contract this spring that included an $8-million bonus. Before his promotion to Great Lakes, he pitched two games in the rookie Arizona League.

UP NEXT: The Dodgers will face the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Friday at 4 p.m. PDT. TV: SportsNet LA; Radio: 570, 1020.

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