Dodgers beat Brewers for tenth straight win, enhance lead in NL West

LOS ANGELES — The canine days of summer season really feel simply high-quality to the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers.

Mookie Betts went 3 for 4 and scored 4 runs, and the Dodgers benefitted from two catcher’s interference calls to win their tenth in a row, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 on Wednesday evening.

The Dodgers elevated their NL West result in 10 video games over second-place San Francisco. They’ve outscored the opposition 61-22 throughout their successful streak.

“August is the worst month of the season,” Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw mentioned. “For us to be taking part in in addition to we’re proper now, it’s enjoyable.”

Freddie Freeman ended an 0-for-14 skid with a 3-for-5 efficiency to go together with stellar protection on an evening when the Dodgers turned three double performs.

5 of the Dodgers’ seven runs got here with two outs, together with Chris Taylor’s solo shot within the seventh.

Kershaw (11-4) allowed one run and three hits in 5 innings, struck out two and walked two in his second begin since coming off the injured listing. The left-hander’s 208th victory moved him inside one in all tying Don Drysdale for second on the franchise’s all-time wins listing.

“Higher to be fortunate than good,” Kershaw mentioned. “The final one (begin) was higher than this one. Video games like tonight the place you don’t actually have your finest stuff, it’s undoubtedly an enormous blessing to have such an amazing staff. I feel Wade (Miley) actually pitched higher than I did. He simply had some unfortunate breaks.”

Brewers catcher William Contreras was known as for interference within the first and second innings that led to runs, each occasions involving batter J.D. Martinez. Contreras leads the majors with 5 interference calls this season.

“I didn’t know J.D. was a man who can draw that,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned. “I suppose Contreras didn’t get the memo that he may need an extended backswing there, so we’ll take it.”

The Dodgers snapped a 1-all tie within the second with a pair of two-out runs.

Miguel Rojas acquired issues began with a solo shot.

Betts singled, Freeman doubled and Will Smith reached on an infield single to Miley (6-3) to load the bases. Contreras was known as for interference by home-plate umpire Dan Merzel, permitting Betts to attain and make it 3-1.

“We will win in many various methods,” Betts mentioned.

The Dodgers tacked on two runs within the sixth for a 6-1 lead.

Freeman’s double to middle was dropped on the wall by Joey Wiemer and Betts, working on contact with two outs, scored from first. Smith adopted with a single to middle and Freeman beat the tag on the plate.

Smith’s sacrifice fly prolonged the Dodgers’ result in 4-1 within the fourth.

Freeman accomplished his personal double play within the fourth. Sal Frelick lined into Freeman’s glove after which he doubled Andruw Monasterio off first to finish the inning.

Freeman made one other glowing defensive play within the fifth. Wiemer grounded to 3rd and Max Muncy fired a protracted throw to Freeman, who stretched full-length as he fell on his face whereas maintaining his foot on the bag for the primary out of a 1-2-3 inning for Kershaw.

The Brewers’ lone run got here on Mark Canha’s solo homer — his first with Milwaukee — main off the second. Christian Yelich was hitless in 4 at-bats with a strikeout.

Miley gave up 4 runs and 7 hits in 5 innings. The left-hander struck out two and walked two. Two of his three losses have come in opposition to the Dodgers.


Dodgers: RHP Joe Kelly (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Friday.


RHP Corbin Burnes (9-6, 3.60 ERA) goes for the Brewers and RHP Lance Lynn (9-9, 5.88) begins for the Dodgers within the collection finale Thursday.