Brewers beat Kershaw, Dodgers to take series in LA
Los Angeles (WITI)— He is arguably the best pitcher in baseball. But on Saturday evening at Dodger Stadium, Clayton Kershaw was not the best pitcher on the field as the Milwaukee Brewers hit two home runs against the Dodgers’ ace in route to a 3-2 win.
In the 4th inning of a scoreless game, Ryan Braun hit a 2 run home run to the opposite field to put the Brewers up 2-0.
After Yovani Gallardo gave up a run to the Dodgers, Kershaw gave up another home run. Carlos Gomez led off the 6th inning with the solo home run to left giving the Brewers a 3-1 lead. Kershaw had not given up a home run since July 20th.
Gallardo went 8 innings, allowing only 1 run on 6 hits while striking out 3.
Francisco Rodriguez came on in the 9th and gave up a lead off home run to Matt Kemp which cut the Brewers lead to 3-2. But he retired the next 3 hitters to earn his league leading 38th save of the season.
Kershaw, who earned the loss, pitched a complete game allowing 3 runs on 5 hits while striking out 11 hitters.
The Brewers will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon.