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Joc Pederson homers twice but Dodgers lose 6-3

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Joc Pederson hit two home runs in Dodger loss
Joc Pederson hit two home runs in Dodger loss
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LOS ANGELES -- Joc Pederson made an outstanding defensive play and had his first two home run game in the majors. But Pederson's fine play was not enough as the Brewers scored five runs in the first inning on their way to a 6-3 win on Wednesday night at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

Starting pitcher Joe Wieland made his Dodger debut but wasn't greeted very nicely by the Brewers.

The first four Brewers scored in the first inning on a pair of two-run home runs by Scooter Gennett and Adam Lind, respectively. Later with two out, a Martin Maldonado single scored Jean Segura with the fifth run of the inning.

Wieland would settle down a bit from that point but could not make it out of the fifth inning. Sergio Santos walked two consecutive batters to force in the Brewer's sixth run and then an infield single appeared to score another. But a successful challenge by manager Don Mattingly took that run off the board and ended that inning.

Relievers Paco Rodriguez, Juan Nicasio, and J.P. Howell held the Brewers scoreless for the remainder of the game.

Justin Turner scored the Dodgers first run when Jean Segura made a throwing error with two outs in the fourth inning.

Joc Pederson's two solo home runs were his eighth and ninth of the season. Pederson has hit seven home runs since April 27th.

Pederson's great catch came when pitcher Wily Peralta drove the ball to deep center field.

Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 which included a leadoff double against Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth. However that was the extent of the Dodger rally as Rodriguez would strike out two of the next three Dodgers for his sixth save.

Up next

Carlos Frias takes the mound for the matinee start on Thursday morning starting at 10:40 a.m. PT against Mike Fiers for Milwaukee.

Wednesday particulars

Home runs: Scooter Gennett (1), Adam Lind (5), Joc Pederson 2 (9)

WP - Wily Peralta (1-4): 8 IP, 7 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 6 strikeouts

LP - Joe Wieland (0-1): 4⅔ IP, 6 hits, 6 runs, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts

Save - Francisco Rodriguez (6): 1 hit, 2 strikeouts