The Los Angeles Dodgers have been making a habit of one-run games of late. They played their fourth straight one-run game and sixth in their last seven contests on Thursday in Milwaukee, beating the Brewers 4-3 in the finale of a three-game series to avoid a sweep. The usual suspects shined for the Dodgers, as did a few reserves.
Matt Kemp had two hits and scored twice, and hit his major league leading seventh home run of the season. Andre Ethier also had two hits, including a double and an RBI single in the win. Kemp and Ethier are tied for the major league lead with 18 RBI through 13 games.
After Aaron Harang (1-1) allowed three runs in six innings and with Josh Lindblom and Kenley Jansen getting the day off after a heavy workload of late, Jamey Wright was called on the pitch late in the game. He pitched well, too, throwing two scoreless innings while striking out four. Wright was also helped in the bottom of the eighth inning when former Brewer Jerry Hairston Jr. made a fantastic diving stop on a sure RBI double by Alex Gonzalez, then threw him out at first base to end the inning.
Javy Guerra struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning for his sixth save of the season, tops in baseball. The Dodgers (10-3) move on to Houston Friday for a weekend series against the Astros.
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