Brewers 3, Dodgers 2

Mike Fiers weaved his way into and out of trouble. Hyun-Jim Ryu

only found it.

Rickie Weeks had an RBI triple off Ryu after Zack Greinke was

scratched from his start Monday because of elbow inflammation, and

the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2.

The Dodgers said Greinke was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and

that an MRI in Arizona last week showed no structural damage. The

2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, signed to a $147 million, six-year

contract in December as a free agent, received an injection of

platelet-rich plasma and anti-inflammatory medication.

”I’ve seen (Dodgers president) Stan Kasten here and it sounds

like really positive,” Mattingly said. ”He had the MRI and there

was nothing on it. You had to feel like there was some tendinitis

or something going on. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew it

wasn’t anything major.”

The Dodgers said the right-hander will rest for two to three

days and then go on a progressive throwing program.

Fiers allowed two unearned runs in four innings, allowing six

hits and walking one.

The Dodgers went 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position and

stranded 10 runners. They loaded the bases with two singles and an

error with none out in the second, but failed to score. Fiers got

two fly outs to shallow left and a strike out.

”Today wasn’t the most efficient game,” Fiers said. ”I got

into some jams and got out of them and I’m happy with that. If you

go through a game and guys go down 1-2-3, 1-2-3, it’s great, but in

spring training you also want to work from the stretch and you want

to work on holding the runner at first and different situations

that come up, so it’s good.

In the third inning, the Dodgers had two more runners on with

one out, but Fiers retired A.J. Ellis on a comebacker and Norichika

Aoki tracked down Juan Uribe’s scorcher to right field after a

lengthy run.

”That was a big spot in the game, too,” Fiers said. ”For him

to go get that ball, he definitely saved me a lot of runs and also

more pitches. He’s made a couple of those last year for me. It’s

good to see him bust his tail to get that ball. It’s good.”

Fiers was 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA last season and is trying to

claim a spot in the back end of the rotation after starting last

season in the minors.

Ryu, the South Korean left-hander who the Dodgers signed to a

six-year $36 million contract in December, has 5.91 ERA in three

starts. Ryu gave up three runs on five hits and two walks, while

striking out three and throwing a wild pitch.

”A.J. says he holds his stuff, too,” Mattingly said. ”That’s

what I like to hear. When you hear from the catcher that he’s still

sharp and crisp and his pitches keep going, it’s not like he’s

running out of gas. You can tell this guy knows what he is doing.

He’s able to yo-yo guys. He’s able to add and subtract. He’s got

enough fastball. His breaking ball is decent. He’s good.”

The Brewers scored all their runs in the fourth, which Carlos

Gomez led off with a walk and Weeks brought him home with a triple

high off the center field wall. Khris Davis and Blake Lalli also

had RBI singles.

The Dodgers scored both of their runs in the fourth after Gomez

dropped Skip Schumaker’s fly to center after two out. That scored

Yasiel Puig, who went 2 for 2 to raise his average to .452. Mark

Ellis doubled home Schumaker.

NOTES: Brewers INF Jeff Bianchi remains sidelined with a groin

strain. . RHP Mark Rogers, a 2004 first-round pick, will start

Tuesday for the Brewers against Texas. . Dodgers non-roster RHP

Matt Palmer, who is scheduled to have left knee surgery Tuesday and

be out six to eight weeks, was assigned to minor league camp. The

Dodgers also optioned RHPs Matt Magill and Steve Ames to Triple-A

Albuquerque.

End