The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers combined to score 13 runs over the first three innings. But it was the Brewers who trailed 8-5 and eventually lost 10-6.
Brewers starter Chase Anderson was hit for seven runs and six hits with three walks in 2 1/3 innings. It was Anderson’s first poor outing in some time. He was 3-1 with a 2.75 ERA in his six previous starts.
But it’s bad news for the Brewers pitching staff, which had been so good. For the third time on their road trip, the Brewers allowed double figures in runs and have been outscored 43-24 during that six-game stretch.
The Brewers let early, jumping out to 3-1 and 5-2 leads. But Justin Turner’s three-run homer tied the game at five. They quickly added three more runs to go up 8-5 and wouldn’t trail again.
Ryan Braun homered in the loss, his 12th of the season.
The Brewers need a win today to salvage a split in the four game series. They’re 1-5 so far on their current road trip out west.
Knebel sent to minors
After the game, the Brewers optioned reliever Corey Knebel to Class AAA Colorado Springs, making room on the roster for reliever Michael Blazek, who is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.