With a bang and a whiff. That’s how the first half of the
Together, the teams homered four times to generate five of the seven runs on the day. In the end, the only one that was not a solo shot won the game, as All-Star
The Brewers and Dodgers also struck out a combined 16 times, with all but one coming on a swing.
The Brewers, who are in last place in the
The Dodgers came right back with a double by
Milwaukee got to starter Brett Anderson again in the third and fourth, first on a home run from
Anderson had a quality, efficient start, giving up three runs on eight hits, needing only 82 pitches to make it through seven innings. However, he did not receive a decision for the first time in five starts.
The Dodgerd gave him no support from there on out except for a solo homer from
Instead, the win went to Pedro Baez, who pitched a perfect eighth, thanks to an offensive outburst in the bottom half of the inning.
Kendrick led off with a single up the middle, then advanced to second on an error by center fielder
Pederson finished the day one for four with two strikeouts and has been in a slump as of late, hitting .132 in July, but did get news that he would move up from reserve to starter in Tuesday’s
Puig and Ellis could not advance Pederson past second in the eighth, so Kenley Jansen came on protecting a one-run lead. He retired the side in order, fanning the final two batters, for his 16th save of the year and second of the series.