LOS ANGELES (AP) Brian Dozier began his first game
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Brian Dozier began his first game
for the Los Angeles Dodgers with an error and then got better quickly.Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer – his second of the game – in the 10th inning http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-tom-glavine-jersey , and Dozier homered in a 6-4 comeback win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night to snap a three-game skid.”We haven’t swung the bats well the last three games,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ”You feel a bit of an exhale tonight.”Dozier went 3 for 4 with two runs scored after being acquired from Minnesota on Tuesday.”It was a fun game,” he said, ”especially after the home run and curtain call. That was pretty cool.”All-Star Matt Kemp ended an 0-for-26 skid with a single leading off 10th against Matt Albers (3-3). Grandal followed with his 19th homer after the Dodgers had blown a 4-2 lead.The Brewers tied it 4-all in the eighth. Mike Moustakas doubled off reliever Scott Alexander, who gave up three walks – one intentional – before Manny Pina singled in Ryan Braun.Dozier scored to put the Dodgers ahead 3-2 in the seventh on Yasiel Puig’s single.”That’s a good debut,” Kemp said of Dozier. ”Show Dodgers fans what he’s capable of doing.”The Dodgers trailed 2-0 in the fifth when Grandal and Dozier homered back-to-back to tie it up. Dozier went deep to center field on the first pitch from Chase Anderson.”I’m surprised the ball actually got out. It was kind of top-spun. I thought it was going to at leat bounce or hit the wall,” Anderson said of Grandal’s first homer. ”The pitch that I would take back would definitely be the Dozier one. I would start that at-bat with a different pitch or locate that ball a bit better.”Dozier got pushed into taking a curtain call after his 17th homer overall.”Being the first game, it’s kind of like, `What do I do?”’ Dozier said. ”Kike grabbed me and said, `Get on out there.”’Dozier singled leading off the seventh. With one out, Chris Taylor walked and Puig singled to right field Chipper Jones Jersey , scoring Dozier to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. Pinch-hitter Enrique Hernandez followed with a safety squeeze along the first-base line, scoring Taylor.”Love the way he plays the game,” Roberts said of Dozier. ”He’s a hard-nosed player. I think there’s more of that to come.”Dylan Floro (4-2) got the win after retiring the side in the 10th.Lorenzo Cain went 3 for 4 with a walk for Milwaukee, falling a home run shy of the cycle. He tripled in the first and scored on second baseman Dozier’s throwing error.The Brewers led 2-0 in the third when Cain scored on Rich Hill’s wild pitch. Grandal lost the ball when it took a weird hop and he spun around in confusion trying to find it as Cain came home.Jonathan Schoop went hitless in five at-bats, including three strikeouts, in his Brewers debut after being traded from Baltimore.Anderson gave up two runs and three hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked two.Hill allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, struck out four and walked one.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: 3B Justin Turner (right groin strain) will be activated off the DL on Thursday. … RHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (strained groin muscle) begins a rehab assignment Thursday with a start for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.RARE FEATGrandal became the second Dodger catcher in franchise history to have a multi-homer game that included a walk-off shot. He joins Hall of Famer Roy Campanella, who achieved the feat on May 27, 1953, against the New York Giants.WALK OFFIt was the Dodgers’ second walk-off win of the season and first since June 13 against Texas. They improved to 5-6 in extra innings this season.UP NEXTRHP Jhoulys Chacin (10-3, 3.45 ERA) starts for the Brewers and LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-5 http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-john-smoltz-jersey , 2.52) goes for the Dodgers.— MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Archer blamed nobody but himself for the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ loss to Milwaukee.Mike Moustakas and Manny Piña each hit a two-run homer in the third inning, Jonathan Schoop went deep in the seventh and the Brewers beat the Pirates 7-4 on Sunday.The Brewers rocked Archer (4-7) for six runs and six hits in the third, when two close calls in the outfield started the trouble for Pittsburgh.“I didn’t execute,” Archer said. “Five consecutive hits. I didn’t throw the ball where I wanted to, and they capitalized on every single one. One or two mistakes, that’s OK. A six-run inning is inexcusable.”A pair of fine defensive efforts by the Pirates came up short and set the stage for the Brewers’ big inning.Right fielder Gregory Polanco had the ball pop out of his glove on a long sacrifice fly by Jesus Aguilar. Center fielder Starling Marte raced and dove for Travis Shaw’s sinking liner, but the ball trickled free for a double. Ryan Braun followed with an RBI single.“There are tipping points in the game every day,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “Those were a couple of them, for sure.”Still, he praised the defensive effort.“The one that cracked my heart a little bit was Marte laying out in center field, catching the ball Matt Kemp Jersey , but it rolled out of his glove,” Hurdle said. “He gave his best effort. It was everything you want to see from a guy who’s won a Gold Glove.”Even Brewers manager Craig Counsell tipped his cap to Marte.“He made a great attempt to make a great play,” Counsell said. “Travis hit a ball hard, and Marte made a great effort.”Schoop hit a solo shot in the seventh off Nick Kingham, recalled Saturday from Triple-A Indianapolis.Chase Anderson (9-7) cruised through the first four innings for Milwaukee. He allowed Adeiny Hechavarria’s two-out RBI double in the fifth, then fell apart in the sixth.Adam Frazier, who hit a three-run homer in the Pirates’ 9-1 win Saturday night, teed off on Anderson for a two-run shot and Polanco followed with a solo drive that pulled the Pirates to 6-4. A single by Francisco Cervelli chased Anderson with nobody out and brought on Josh Hader.Corey Dickerson grounded to second baseman Schoop, who tossed to shortstop Orlando Arcia at second. Cervelli slid into Arcia as he made the relay throw to first. Second base umpire D.J. Reyburn called Cervelli out for interference and gave the Brewers a double play. Elias Diaz grounded out to end the inning.Hader followed up with a 1-2-3 seventh, and Joakim Soria worked around two infield throwing errors in the eighth. Jeremy Jeffress, who blew a save Friday night http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-hank-aaron-jersey , pitched the ninth for his seventh save.Archer, who exited his previous start against Atlanta after four innings with left leg discomfort, walked two and struck out five in his second career start against Milwaukee. His first, a 2-1 victory, came as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays last August.TRAINER’S ROOMPirates: INF Josh Harrison wasn’t going to play in a precautionary move, but he did pinch-hit in the fifth. He’s been dealing with a left hamstring issue and left Saturday night’s game in the eighth after hustling from first on a double by Kevin Newman. “Everything was fine up to that point,” Harrison said. Asked if a trip to the disabled list was possible, he said: “I don’t plan on it.”Brewers: In the seventh, Pirates reliever Kyle Crick hit Shaw with a pitch just above the right knee. After a brief delay, Shaw trotted down to first. He had a huge red mark on his thigh after the game, but said he’d be ready to go Tuesday.IT’S A FIRSTThe victory gave the Brewers their first series win against Pittsburgh this season. Milwaukee improved to 4-9 vs. the Pirates overall with two three-game series remaining between the NL Central rivalsNO COMPLAINT FROM HURDLECervelli aimed for Arcia instead of the bag while trying to break up the double play. After a slight delay Deion Sanders Jersey , Reyburn signaled Cervelli out for interference.“It’s a book rule,” Hurdle said. “If he doesn’t call it, they’re going to review it and get the call in New York. You have to make an attempt to get to the bag. It’s a rule. Unfortunately, we didn’t make an attempt to get to the bag on the slide.”RED HOTFrazier is batting .354 (29 for 82) with 11 doubles, four homers, 17 RBIs and a 1.034 OPS in 26 games since being recalled on July 25. His seventh home run of the season was his fourth in seven games against the Brewers dating to last September. During that span, he’s batting .429 (12 for 28) with 12 RBIs vs. Milwaukee.UP NEXTPirates: RHP Ivan Nova (7-8, 4.20 ERA) pitches against RHP Jack Flaherty (7-6, 2.97) and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game road series.Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra (6-8, 3.72) makes his fourth start this season against Cincinnati on Tuesday as the Brewers begin a six-game road trip.
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