After suffering an embarassing 17-4 loss the night before, the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 in the two teams final meeting of the season. The Brewers picked up a full game on the first place Cubs and Cardinals in the NL Central, trailing both teams by 4-games now.
With everyone bracing themselves for possible fireworks after Prince Fielder tried to storm into the Dodgers clubhouse the night before, the Brewers and Fielder put that incident behind them and climbed back to the .500 mark. Fielder was booed with every trip to the plate and finished 0 for 5 with an rbi. But the Brewers didn't need any big contributions from Fielder last night.
Ryan Braun had the big blow, a bases loaded 2-run double and Braden Looper bounced back from a couple of poor outings to allow just 1-run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Looper did surrender a leadoff homer to Rafael Furcal in the bottom of the first, the 27th home run that he's allowed this season. That tied him for most home runs allowed this season.
The Brewers won their first series since the all-star break and will play their next 22 games against teams that are below .500. The Brewers are off today. They'll face the Astros in Houston Friday night.