Kendrick, Turner, Pederson homer; Dodgers beat Brewers 10-6
LOS ANGELES (AP) With one swing, Justin Turner turned things around for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The talk in the team's clubhouse centered on the three relievers who made that swing matter.
''I can't say enough,'' manager Dave Roberts said of his bullpen, which held Milwaukee to one run over 6 1/3 innings, enabling the Dodgers to complete a come-from-behind 10-6 victory over the Brewers on Saturday night.
''Just the way they take the baseball, pick one another up, pick the team up,'' Roberts said. ''To go 6 1/3 and give up just one run, it was good to see the fight out of our guys tonight. Out of the `pen, at the plate. It was a huge team win.''
Relievers Chris Hatcher, Casey Fien and Adam Liberatore allowed the Brewers nothing more than Ryan Braun's solo homer in the seventh inning as the Dodgers won for the fifth time in six games. Hatcher (4-3) got the win with 2 1/3 scoreless innings.
One night after hitting two solo homers and a game-ending single in the 10th inning, Turner ignited the Dodgers' comeback by sending a 1-1 changeup from starter Chase Anderson (4-7) high over the left-field wall for his ninth homer of the season.
''The pitch before he threw a pretty good (changeup) and I just got a piece of it,'' Turner said. ''He went right back to it. He just got it up a little bit. Last night it was a slider and a curveball, and the last one was a curveball. Tonight, it was a changeup. I'm just trying to be ready on the fastball, and if its offspeed, get one up in the zone.''
Joc Pederson and Howie Kendrick added solo shots as the Dodgers slugged 14 hits and a season-high six runs in the third inning en route to their fourth win in five games.
Pederson hit a towering shot leading off the sixth that landed 10 rows into the bleachers in right-center field.
Kendrick hit his third home run of the season in the second, sending a 1-1 pitch from Anderson over the right-field fence.
The Brewers, who lost for the fifth time in six games, got two hits apiece from Jonathan Villar, Aaron Hill and Ramon Flores.
''We hit well with runners in scoring position tonight, but both teams did well with runners in scoring position tonight,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''Got off to an early lead, but we gave up a six-spot in an inning. It was an uphill battle the rest of the night.''
Neither starter reached the fourth inning. Mike Bolsinger gave up five runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings. Eleven of the 18 hitters Bolsinger faced reached safely. Anderson gave up seven runs on six hits in just 2 1/3 innings. They each threw 73 pitches before departing, each recording 44 strikes.
For the third night in a row, Dodger closer Kenley Jansen watched from the bullpen, sitting tied with Eric Gagne for the Dodgers' club record of 161 career saves.
''I'm just trying to stay patient as best as I can,'' Jansen said prior to the game. ''When the day comes, I'll make sure that it happens. I'm going to enjoy it. . . .
''The funny thing about it is that when I'm at the stadium, it doesn't really bother me that much. I just enjoy it. I think the impatience is more of when you get home and you go to bed. You want to get it over with, so I think that's when I kind of felt it the most.''
Brewers: LHP Chris Capuano, who experienced renewed elbow discomfort while pitching a simulated game on Friday, will fly back to Milwaukee on Sunday and be examined by Dr. William Rasch on Tuesday. Counsell said everything is on hold until the team gets the results of that examination. ... RHP Michael Blazek (right elbow impingement), on the disabled list since May 29, is expected to be re-activated in the next couple days. Blazek compiled a 3-1 record with a 4.13 ERA in 25 appearances before being shut down.
Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu ''felt good'' coming out of his four-inning, 60-pitch rehab start with Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, Roberts said. Ryu's velocity was measured between 82-89 mph, averaging 86. Ryu, who hasn't pitched in the majors since Sept. 12, 2014, will be held to five innings and/or 65 pitches in his next start. ... 2B Chase Utley was given a routine night off Saturday, with Roberts expecting him back at the top of the Dodgers' lineup on Sunday.
Brewers: RHP Matt Garza (0-0, 2.25) makes his second start of the season since coming off the 60-day disabled list. Garza gave up one run and eight hits over four innings in a 3-2 loss to the Giants.
Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (6-4, 2.75) makes his first start since being helped from the field Tuesday night after getting hit in the right leg by a comebacker off the bat of Arizona slugger Paul Goldschmidt.