Greinke sharp in win, Dodgers beat Brewers 8-2
MILWAUKEE (AP) Zack Greinke allowed one unearned run on two hits in 7 2-3 innings to win his career-best 10th consecutive decision and Justin Turner hit a three-run homer to pace the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Greinke (5-0), who has not lost in 14 starts since Aug. 9 at Milwaukee, won for the fourth time this season following a Dodgers loss. He allowed two singles, striking out seven with one walk to improve to 16-2 at Miller Park, where he pitched for the Brewers in 2011 and half of 2012.
Turner put the Dodgers up 3-1 with his three-run shot in the sixth off starter Matt Garza (2-4). Howie Kendrick singled with one out and Adrian Gonzalez drew his fifth walk in two games. Turner followed with his fourth home run, driving a 3-1 pitch over the center-field wall.
The Dodgers added four in the seventh on a pair of two-run homers off Neal Cotts. Greinke doubled with one out off Rob Wooten. With two outs, Jimmy Rollins hit his third home run to make it 5-1. Kendrick then walked and Gonzalez followed with his ninth homer.
Turner added an RBI single in the ninth, while the Brewers countered in the bottom half on an RBI double by Aramis Ramirez off Daniel Coulombe, who pitched the final inning in his season debut.
The Brewers, who had won a season-high three straight, lost for the first time under new manager Craig Counsell, who won his debut Monday night after replacing fired Ron Roenicke.
A misplayed fly ball by centerfielder Joc Pederson gave the Brewers an unearned run in the second. Ramirez singled with one out. Jean Segura, in his first at-bat since getting hit in the helmet with a pitch on Sunday, lofted a two-out flyball that hit off Pederson's glove, allowing Ramirez to score.
Garza escaped two early jams. The Dodgers had runners on first and third with one out in the second, but Garza struck out Yasmani Grandal and Alex Guerrero. In the fifth, Grandal was stranded at third after a leadoff double.
Dodgers: Right-hander Joe Wieland, 3-0 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City, will be called up to start, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. Carlos Frias, originally scheduled to start, will be bumped back to Thursday. ''We feel like it can't hurt to be able to give (Frias) an extra day, and (Wieland) was I think on time. Not really worried about (Frias') arm, just want to give him an extra day,'' Mattingly said.
Brewers: Wily Peralta, who led the Brewers last season with 17 victories, is winless in five starts. The right-hander is 0-4 with a 4.35 ERA and opponents are batting .323 against him.
Brewers: 2B Scooter Gennett was activated off the 15-day DL earlier Tuesday and was in the starting lineup. He was out with a cut on his left hand. In four rehab games at Class-A Wisconsin, Gennett was 4-for-13 with one RBI. ''The last day, I hit pretty much every ball hard,'' Gennett said. ''I think that it was a good opportunity to work on some things during the game that maybe I wouldn't get to work on here, so who knows? Maybe I got even better in those few days down there.''