Tough third inning sinks Brewers against Dodgers
LOS ANGELES -- Justin Turner hit a three-run home run, his third homer in two nights, and Joc Pederson and Howie Kendrick added solo shots to help the Los Angeles Dodgers come from behind to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6 on Saturday night.
One night after hitting two solo homers and a game-ending single in the 10th inning, Turner ignited the Dodgers' comeback by sending a 1-1 pitch from starter Chase Anderson (4-7) high over the left-field wall for his ninth homer of the season.
Pederson hit a towering shot leading off the sixth that landed 10 rows into the bleachers in right-center field. The blast, Pederson's third hit in his first game this season leading off, put the Dodgers ahead 9-5.
Kendrick hit his third home run of the season in the second, sending a 1-1 pitch from Anderson over the right-field fence.
Adrian Gonzalez added three hits for Los Angeles, which won for the fourth time in five games thanks to a season-high, six-run outburst in the third inning.
Reliever Chris Hatcher (4-3) earned the victory with 2 1/3 shutout innings.
Ryan Braun hit a solo home run, his 12th, on the first pitch of the seventh inning for the Brewers, who lost for the fifth time in six games. Jonathan Villar, Aaron Hill and Ramon Flores each had two hits.
In the third, three batters after Turner got the Dodgers even and with runners on first and second, Yasmani Grandal gave Los Angeles the lead with a two-run double off the left-field wall. Hatcher capped the rally with a run-scoring single for his first major league hit.
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy extended his hitting streak to eight games with a two-out, RBI double off Los Angeles starter Mike Bolsinger in the top of the first. Villar and Scooter Gennett added RBI singles in the second, giving Milwaukee a 3-1 lead.
Neither starter reached the fourth inning. Bolsinger gave up five runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings. Eleven of the 18 hitters Bolsinger faced reached safely. Anderson gave up seven runs on six hits in just 2 1/3 innings. They each threw 73 pitches before departing, each recording 44 strikes.
For the third night in a row, Dodger closer Kenley Jansen watched from the bullpen, sitting tied with Eric Gagne for the Dodgers' club record of 161 career saves.
"I'm just trying to stay patient as best as I can," Jansen said prior to the game. "When the day comes, I'll make sure that it happens. I'm going to enjoy it. . . .
"The funny thing about it is that when I'm at the stadium, it doesn't really bother me that much. I just enjoy it. I think the impatience is more of when you get home and you go to bed. You want to get it over with, so I think that's when I kind of felt it the most."
Brewers: LHP Chris Capuano, who experienced renewed elbow discomfort while pitching a simulated game on Friday, will fly back to Milwaukee on Sunday and be examined by Dr. William Rasch on Tuesday. Manager Craig Counsell said everything is on hold until the team gets the results of that examination. ... RHP Michael Blazek (right elbow impingement), on the disabled list since May 29, is expected to be re-activated in the next couple days. Blazek compiled a 3-1 record with a 4.13 ERA in 25 appearances before being shut down.
Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu "felt good" coming out of his four-inning, 60-pitch rehab start with Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, Roberts said. Ryu's velocity was measured between 82-89 mph, averaging 86. Ryu, who hasn't pitched in the majors since Sept. 12, 2014, will be held to five innings and/or 65 pitches in his next start. ... 2B Chase Utley was given a routine night off Saturday, with Roberts expecting him back at the top of the Dodgers' lineup on Sunday.
Brewers: RHP Matt Garza (0-0, 2.25) makes his second start of the season since coming off the 60-day disabled list. Garza gave up one run and eight hits over four innings in a 3-2 loss to the Giants.
Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (6-4, 2.75) makes his first start since being helped from the field Tuesday night after getting hit in the right leg by a comebacker off the bat of Arizona slugger Paul Goldschmidt.