Clayton Kershaw was unusually wild on Wednesday night, as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost more than just Matt Kemp. The Milwaukee Brewers scored five runs off Kershaw to defeat the Dodgers 6-3 at Dodger Stadium, the first three-game losing streak for the Dodgers this season.
Kemp left the game after the first inning after aggravating his left hamstring injury while scoring from first base on a double. Kemp will have an MRI exam on Thursday morning, but he is expected to go back on the disabled list, saying "it feels worse than the first time."
Kershaw walked four and needed 117 pitches to throw 5 2/3 innings, in which he allowed five runs and eight hits, though he did strike out seven.
Andre Ethier went 3-for-4 with an RBI double that scored Kemp in the first inning.
Down 5-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning the Dodgers loaded the bases with nobody out, and they got two runs out of it on a single by Elian Herrera, but James Loney struck out and Tony Gwynn Jr., in for Kemp, grounded into a double play to end the rally.
Yovanni Gallardo struck out eight in his six innings of work, allowing three runs, to pick up his fourth victory of the season.
The Dodgers send Chad Billingsley to the mound on Thursday to try to avoid a four-game sweep, against Zack Greinke for Milwaukee.
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