The Dodgers beat the Brewers 12-8 in 10 innings tonight at Miller Park. For a full recap and boxscore click here.
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And what a game that was, as the Dodgers rallied to tie the score in the ninth off Trevor Hoffman and then put up six in the tenth to open the game up, only to have the Brewers put up a mini-rally in the bottom of the tenth off Jonathan Broxton. Still, the Blue came away with the win.
It was the Matt Kemp show tonight, as the snubbed center fielder went 3-for-5, including a masterful bunt for a base hit in the ninth and grand slam in the tenth. That’s not to mention his Willie Mays-esque catch to end the game, running with his head turned towards the wall but still managing to make the grab.
Chad Billingsley struggled, lasting only 5+ and allowing five runs on five hits and four walks. He raised his ERA to 3.37 heading into the all-star break.
Jonathan Broxton wasn’t great either, giving up two runs in the tenth inning in his first appearance since Sunday. It wasn’t a save situation, though. An indicator: Broxton didn’t strike out any of the seven batters he faced.
Five homers for the Dodgers tonight, the most they’ve had in a game since the epic back-to-back-to-back-to-back home run game against San Diego on September 18, 2006. You may remember that Hoffman was the partial culprit in the game as well.
Home run hitters included Andre Ethier, Manny Ramirez, James Loney, Russell Martin and Kemp.
Solid relief turned in by Guillermo Mota (allowed only one runner to score when he inherited a bases-loaded, no-out situation, Ramon Troncoso (a scoreless inning and two thirds), and Cory Wade (another scoreless inning).
The Dodgers continue the three-game set in Milwaukee, sending RHP Jeff Weaver (5-2, 3.32) for his first start since June against Brewers RHP Mike Burns (1-2, 5.57) at 4:05 PST.