The Milwaukee Brewers went 2-2 on their trip to Chicago and were headed to Los Angeles staring at Zach Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in the first two games of their weekend series with the Dodgers.
Not only did the Brewers beat those two, but they sent Dan Haren to the showers early after scoring six runs in the first three innings, on the way to a 7-2 win and sweep of the Dodgers.
Wily Peralta (15-7) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing 5-hits for his 15th win. Peralta tied Adam Wainwright (St. Louis) and Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati) for the major-league lead with 15 victories.
The Brewers gave Peralta all the offense he would need early. Jonathan Lucroy clubbed a 2-run home run and a 3-run double in his first two trips to the plate, tying his season high with five rbi’s.
Jean Segura’s sacrifice fly in the 3rd inning gave the Brewers their sixth run and Carlos Gomez, who walked his first two times up, sent his 20th home run of the season in the fourth.
The Dodgers didn’t score until the 8th when Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke belted back-to-back doubles off of reliever Marco Estrada.
The Brewers get a well deserved day off today before opening a 2-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Miller Park on Tuesday night.