Brewers battle back but lose in extra innings to Dodgers
LOS ANGELES — Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer — his second of the game — in the 10th inning, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game skid.
The win was also highlighted by Brian Dozier’s homer in his Dodgers’ debut after arriving from Minnesota on Tuesday.
All-Star Matt Kemp ended an 0-for-26 skid with a single leading off the inning against Matt Albers (3-3). Grandal followed with his 19th homer after the Dodgers had blown a 4-2 lead.
The Brewers tied it 4-all in the eighth. Mike Moustakas doubled off reliever Scott Alexander, who gave up three walks — one intentional — before Manny Pina singled in Ryan Braun.
Dozier scored to put the Dodgers ahead 3-2 in the seventh on Yasiel Puig’s single.
The Dodgers trailed 2-0 in the fifth when Grandal and Dozier homered back-to-back to tie it up. Dozier went deep to center field on the first pitch from Chase Anderson, and Dozier got pushed by his teammates into taking a curtain call.
Dozier singled leading off the seventh. With one out, Chris Taylor walked and Puig singled to right field, scoring Dozier to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. Pinch-hitter Enrique Hernandez followed and sacrificed into a fielder’s choice along the first-base line, scoring Taylor.
Dylan Floro (4-2) got the win after retiring the side in the 10th.
Lorenzo Cain went 3 for 4 with a walk for Milwaukee. He tripled in the first and scored on second baseman Dozier’s throwing error.
The Brewers led 2-0 in the third when Cain scored on Rich Hill’s wild pitch. Grandal lost the ball when it took a weird hop and he spun around in confusion trying to find it as Cain came home.
Jonathan Schoop went hitless in five at-bats, including three strikeouts, in his Brewers debut after being traded from Baltimore.
Anderson gave up two runs and three hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked two.
Hill allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, struck out four and walked one.
Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner (right groin strain) will be activated off the DL on Thursday. … RHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (strained groin muscle) begins a rehab assignment Thursday with a start for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.
RHP Jhoulys Chacin (10-3, 3.45 ERA) starts for the Houston Astros and LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-5, 2.52) goes for the Dodgers in a rematch of last year’s World Series.