Same Story, Different Night: Brewers Shut Down Dodgers, Win 3-1

The other three umpires refused to believe TGJ had hit a home run until Mike Muchinski was able to pinpoint the spot where it landed.

W: Zack Greinke (12-4)
L: Nathan Eovaldi (1-1)
S: John Axford (36)

HR: Tony Gwynn Jr. (1)

MVP: Zack Greinke (+.342)
LVP: Yuniesky Betancourt (-.155)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting

You know how you know a team is hot? They can give up a home run to one of baseball's most punchless players and still win.

Zack Greinke had a pretty great outing tonight, allowing just one run on five hits over seven innings, walking three and striking out eight. Yet somehow he managed to allow a home run to Tony Gwynn Jr, just the third outside-the-park shot of his career. The solo home run really shouldn't be this game's biggest story, but it was so unlikely I had to mention it.

Meanwhile, Dodgers rookie Nathan Eovaldi held the Brewers scoreless until the sixth when Jerry Hairston's single plated two runs and gave the Brewers their first and only lead. Hairston was starting for the fifth time in six games, and it's possible he's now completely supplanted Felipe Lopez for the fill in duties at second base during Rickie Weeks' absence. The Crew added a run in the seventh when Jonathan Lucroy singled and took three bases on two wild pitches.

The Brewers have won 19 times in a 21 game stretch for the first time in franchise history.

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