(8/18/14) Jonathan Lucroy drove in five runs, and Wily Peralta earned his Major League-leading 15th win as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles yesterday, 7-to-2.
The Dodgers were swept for the first time this season in a series of thre games or longer. Milwaukee once again has the National League's best record at 70-and-55. Lucroy belted a two-run homer in the first inning, and he hit a three-run double in the second. Both were off Dodgers' starter Dan Haren, who gave up six runs in three innings and fell to 10-and-10. Peralta is 15-and-7, tied with Adam Wainwright of Saint Louis and Johnny Cueto of Cincinnati for the most wins in the Majors. Peralta tossed six scoreless innings, giving up five hits and three walks with five strikeouts. The Brewers won despite being out-hit 8-to-7. Carlos Gomez homered in his second straight game, and Khris Davis singled and doubled as the Brewers won their fourth straight overall. The Dodgers scored their runs on R-B-I doubles by Scott Van Slyke and Darwin Barney. But it wasn't enough, as the Dodgers dropped six of their last eight at Dodger Stadium. The Brewers maintained a three-game lead over Saint Louis in the National League Central. Pittsburgh -- which has lost five straight -- is now five-and-a-half games back in third. The Brewers are off today, and will host Toronto tomorrow night.