Clayton Kershaw took a one-run lead to the sixth inning and on one pitch, that was gone. By the time the inning ended, the Dodgers would trail and eventually lose 4-2 to the Brewers. That evened this series to a game apiece.
In the sixth, Christian Yelich tied the game with a solo home run to start the sixth inning. With two out, Ryan Braun scored when Muncy could not field Manny Piña’s chopper. that gave the Brewers their first lead of the game. Broxton than doubled home Piña to make it 4-2.
The Dodgers tallied first as they had a great first inning in terms of quality plate appearances. Eight Dodgers came to plate and Milwaukee starter, Chase Anderson made 43 pitches. Chris Taylor hit one of those pitches, a change up, for a two-run single that put the Dodgers in front.
However, Kiké Hernández struck out with the bases loaded to end that inning and a chance to take a big lead.
Kershaw had retired the first three in order, all by strikeout, but in the second, he had runners at the corners with one out. Keon Broxton hit a ground ball to the “five-hole” and Manny Machado made a fine play to get Broxton.
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The Brewers would score on that play but Kershaw was able to work out the inning after that. The Brewers had another run-scoring opportunity in the third inning. Again with runners on the corners and one out, Kershaw got Jesus Aguilar to ground into a double play.
The Dodgers loaded the bases with none out and got Anderson out of the game in fifth inning. Corbin Burnes, with two major league games experience came in and he got the key play in the inning. A passed ball led to Kershaw, who had walked to start the inning, being thrown out attempting to score.
Burnes would then strike out Matt Kemp and get Max Muncy to fly out to left to end the inning. Anderson recovered from his long first inning to pitch four plus innings, allowing two runs, five hits while walking two. He also struck out six
Josh Hader came in and after receiving loud support from his hometown fans, he pitched two scoreless innings to keep the Brewers in front.
Corey Knebel gave up a hit to start the ninth inning but then got a double play, Logan Forsythe got a base hit to bring Manny Machado to the plate as the tying run but he would ground out to third to end the game.
Sunday brunch baseball returns as the Dodgers and Brewers conclude their series as a pair left-handers Alex Wood (5-5, 3.92 ERA) and Brent Suter (8-6, 4.39 ERA) will matchup in the series finale.
Home runs: Christian Yelich (12)
WP - Corbin Burnes (1-0): 2 IP, 1 hit, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts
LP - Clayton Kershaw (3-5): 6 IP, 7 hits, 4 runs (1 earned), 5 strikeouts
SV- Corey Knebel (12): 1 IP, 2 hits