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Lucroy & Peralta Help Brewers Complete Sweep Of Dodgers

Jonathan Lucroy had five runs batted in and Wily Peralta pitched six shutout innings as the Milwaukee Brewers (70-55) finished off the series sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers (70-56) 7-2 Sunday.

All seven runs scored came in the first four innings and all off Dodgers starting pitcher Dan Haren. Lucroy drove in his first two runs of the game when he connected for a two-run home run in the first inning scoring Carlos Gomez. It was the 13th home run of the year for the Brewers catcher.

In the second inning, it was Lucroy again this time hitting a bases loaded double to clear the bases making the score 5-0.

The score would move to 6-0 in the top of the third when Jean Segura, who was back in the lineup after hurting his hand in Friday nights game, hit a sacrifice fly to score Scooter Gennett. That final run scored would be all for Haren who was tagged for the loss giving up six hits, six runs (3ER) and three walks.

Gomez would score the final Brewers run when he led off the 4th inning with a solo home run to left for his 20th on the season.

Lucroy and Khris Davis both had two hits for Milwaukee. 

Peralta (15-7, 3.32  picked up his Major League tying 15th win after another stellar performance. After six innings of shutout baseball Peralta only gave up five hits and three walks while striking out five.

Zach Duke, Marco Estrada and Jeremy Jeffress closed out the final three innings to secure the win.

The sweep allows the Brewers to pick up a game on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL-Central and cap off a 5-1 season series of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who pitched their two aces twice with Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw. 

Milwaukee's win gives them a share of the top record in the National League (Dodgers).

The Brewers following the game Sunday traveled back home to Miller Park. They are off Monday and will start a quick two game series with the Toronto Blue Jays before heading back out to the west coast.

Mike Fiers will get the ball in game one against Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 TUESDAY with the day off Monday.

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