National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Milwaukee
(Tuesday, August 16th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 2, Los Angeles 1
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay singled with the
bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers
over the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1, in the second test of a four-game series.
Hong-Chih Kuo (0-2) started on the mound for the Dodgers in the ninth. Prince
Fielder walked before Mike MacDougal came in from the bullpen. Casey McGehee
singled and Yuniesky Betancourt walked to load the bases with no outs, then
Kotsay followed with the game-winning hit up the middle.
Corey Hart drove in the other run for the Brewers, who have won five in a row
to build a seven-game lead over the Cardinals -- who lost in Pittsburgh -- in
the NL Central.
"You can't let up," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "You have to win every
Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo gave up one run on four hits over eight
innings. He struck out nine and walked one. Takashi Saito (4-1) pitched a
perfect ninth to pick up the win.
Aaron Miles drove in the lone run for the Dodgers, who have lost two in a row
since a three-game winning streak.
LA starter Chad Billingsley allowed one run on four hits over seven innings.
He struck out five and walked two.
"We didn't have too many shots at him (Gallardo) tonight," Dodgers manager Don
Mattingly said. "It's been tough for us to push across runs on a consistent
The Brewers had a great chance to get on the board in the first inning,
loading the bases with two outs. Betancourt struck out swinging to end the
Each team scored a run in the second. Matt Kemp got the top half of the frame
started with a single. He stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and
scored on Miles' base hit to left.
The Brewers got the run right back in the home half. Jerry Hairston Jr.
singled and Jonathan Lucroy walked. The runners advanced to second and third
on a sacrifice bunt. Hart followed with an RBI groundout to make it a 1-1
Milwaukee failed to score in the sixth after Fielder led off with a double.
Fielder went to third on McGehee's groundout, but was caught trying to steal
home. Betancourt lined out to end the frame.
The Dodgers had a chance to break the tie in the eighth. With two outs, pinch-
hitter Trent Oeltjen walked and Tony Gwynn Jr. singled to put men on the
corners. Gwynn stole second before Casey Blake struck out swinging.
The Brewers have taken three of four from the Dodgers this season...Milwaukee
went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight...Ryan Braun
had two of Milwaukee's six hits.
08/16 23:51:37 ET
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