February 6, 2016

Brewers pour it on late to beat the Dodgers

The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers series opener at Miller Park on Friday night started out as a pitching duel.  But the Brewers poured it on late, scoring seven runs in the last two innings to pull out a 9-3 win.

The Dodgers actually scored twice in he top of the 7th inning to take a 3-2 lead.  But the Brewers rebounded with four in the bottom half and took over for good.

Shortstop Justin Turner had two crucial errors for the Dodgers in that inning.  It could have been three, had it not been for an official scorer’s decision to award a hit instead of an error.

Rickie Weeks clubbed a three-run homer to cap off the scoring for the Brewers in the game.

Kyle Lohse wasn’t involved in the decision, but he gave the Brewers six quality innings, allowing a run on six hits.  The win goes to Jeremy Jeffress (1-1) in relief.

Mike Fiers

Mike Fiers (0-1, 2.57)  was called up from triple-A Nashville and will start tonight’s game against the Dodgers.  L.A. goes with former Brewer Zach Greinke (12-7, 2.71).

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