Dodgers 5, Brewers 3

Fifth win in a row for the boys, who have now won seven in a row at home. The story of the game was Chad Billingsley, who turned in another seven-inning masterpiece; Casey Blake, who went 3 for 4 with a single, double and two-run homer; and Jeff Kent, who went 3 for 4 and drove in the go-ahead run. But the story of this homestand has been a Dodgers’ bullpen that since its near-implosion on Monday night (when it almost blew its third game in a row) has now combined to pitch 13 consecutive scoreless innings, allowing a grand total of three hits over that span. The Brewers’ last, best hope was snuffed out in the eighth, when Corey Hart hit a drive to right-center off Broxton with two outs, the bases loaded and the Dodgers leading by a run. The ball hung in the air just long enough for Juan Pierre to get under it and haul it in, eliciting the loudest ovation of the night. Dodgers go to 62-59 and stay tied with the Snakes, nine ahead of the Rox.

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