A five-run sixth inning was the difference Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 and snapped the Brew Crew’s four-game winning streak.
The Brewers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI fielder’s choice groundout by Sal Frelick. After the Dodgers tied the game in the fifth inning off starting pitcher Adrian Howser, Los Angeles exploded for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to blow the game open.
Carlos Santana hit a 465-foot home run in the top of the seventh, but that ended the scoring in the game as Milwaukee (65-55) still holds a 3.5-game lead in the National League Central after the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds both loss on Tuesday.
Hauser (4-4) took the loss giving up three earned runs and five hits in 5.1 innings while striking out six and not walking a batter. Bobby Miller (7-2) picked up the win for L.A. and retired the last 18 Milwaukee batters he faced.
The Dodgers (72-46) and Brewers will play game two at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday with Wade Miley (6-2)and Clayton Kershaw (10-4) taking the mound.