Things were looking grim for the Milwaukee Brewers, trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 heading to the 8th. They they broke it open with five runs and went on to beat the Dodgers 6-3.
The Brewers started their rally against Dodgers reliever Jamey Wright, who pitched for the Brewers back in 2001. Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez singled before Scooter Gennett added a runs coring single. Khris Davis then tied the game with a double in right-center. After an intentional walk to Mark Reynolds, Brandon League came in to strike out pinch-hitter Rickie Weeks. With two outs and the bases loaded, Lyle Overbay emptied the bases with a three-run double to left.
Rookie Jimmy Nelson didn’t get the win, but he did give the Brewers a chance to win, holding the Dodgers to two runs over six innings.
Former Brewers pitcher Zach Greinke left after five shutout innings, holding the Brewers to just two hits. But Greinke had to exit with a high pitch count and he remains winless against his former team.
Yasiel Puig had three hits and drove in two of the Dodgers runs in defeat.
The Brewers send Yovani Gallardo to the mound in game two of the series tonight, against the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw.
The Brewers stayed two games in front of the Cardinals atop the NL Central.