(Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers try to go back over .500 on
Saturday when they continue their three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers
at Dodger Stadium.
Los Angeles drew first blood in this series on Friday, as Adrian Gonzalez
drove in three runs, including the go-ahead two-run double in the seventh
inning to lead the Dodgers to a 7-5 win. Carl Crawford belted a solo home run
and had two RBI while Jerry Hairston Jr. and Andre Ethier drove in a run
apiece for the Dodgers, who have won four of their last five games to improve
"I'm just trying to square everything up," Crawford said. "I had a tough road
trip, so I'm just trying to get back on track."
Dodgers starter Josh Beckett lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on
seven hits and two walks, but didn't get a decision. Ronald Belisario (2-2)
pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings of relief and Brandon League notched his seventh
Yuniesky Betancourt homered, Jean Segura drove in two runs and had a stolen
base while Ryan Braun and Norichika Aoki each had an RBI for the Brewers, who
saw starter Hiram Burgos allow three runs on four hits and two walks over six
"They played a little bit better than us. They made a few mistakes that we
didn't take advantage of. Hopefully tomorrow we have a different outcome,"
Wily Peralta takes the hill for the Brewers trying to follow up his first win
of the season. Peralta defeated the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, holding them to a
pair of runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings to improve to 1-1 to go along with
a 5.16 ERA.
Peralta has never faced the Dodgers, who will counter with righty Stephen
Fife took over the rotation spot left by Chad Billingsley and did not get a
decision in his first start on Sunday in Baltimore, as he surrendered four
runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings of a 7-4 win.
"It definitely would have been nice to get that last out, but I definitely
understand where that came from," Fife said of his removal. "I failed in one
aspect, but I gave us enough of a chance to get a win. It's just not the way
to start a game."
The Dodgers lost six of seven meetings with Milwaukee last season, losing all
four encounters at Chavez Ravine.
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