The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday afternoon found out they would be without their leader, center fielder Matt Kemp for at least four weeks with a hamstring injury. The game Thursday night didn't treat them any better, as the Milwaukee Brewers completed their four-game sweep of the Dodgers with a 6-2 win in the series finale.
The Brewers and Dodgers have been playing one another since 1998, and this was the first time ever that Milwaukee swept the Dodgers.
Zack Greinke (6-2) pitched six innings, allowing one run while striking out seven, to pick up the win. Greinke allowed nine hits in his six innings, and the Dodgers had 13 hits on the night, but they just couldn't cash them in. Three double plays didn't help.
"Obviously we have to get them in, but when you aren't getting guys out there you don't give yourself chances," manager Don Mattingly said after the game. "This too shall pass."
Chad Billingsley allowed four runs in six innings to take the loss. He struck out eight for the second consecutive start, and walked only two.
Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Gomez each homered for the Brewers.
The Dodgers ended May at 16-12 for the month, and still own the best record in baseball at 32-19. They open a 10-game road trip on Friday night at Coors Field. Chris Capuano starts for the Dodgers on Friday in Denver, facing Josh Outman for the Colorado Rockies.
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