Dodgers 4, Brewers 3

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 19: Travis Ishikawa #45 of the Milwaukee Brewers is congratulated by Nyjer Morgan #2 during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park on April 19, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

W: Aaron Harang, 1-1

L: Randy Wolf, 0-2

S: Javy Guerra, 6

HR: Matt Kemp (7)

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The Brewers had a chance to come back and win their third straight game in the late innings, but weren't able to come back against the back end of the Dodger bullpen. The starters, Aaron Harang and Randy Wolf, exited with the score 4-3 in favor of the Dodgers after 6 and that final held up.

The Dodgers began the scoring today with a sacrifice fly against Randy Wolf in the second. The Brewers rallied in the bottom half with singles from George Kottaras and Alex Gonzalez and an RBI double from Travis Ishikawa (who gave Mat Gamel a day off). Randy Wolf put the Brewers ahead 2-1 with a deep sacrifice fly.

The Dodgers got to Wolf in the middle innings, tying up the game and then taking the lead on 4 consecutive hits by Mark Ellis, Matt Kemp, Juan Rivera, and Andre Ethier in the third. Kemp hit a bomb to right-center in the fifth to expand the Dodger lead to 4-2.

The Brewers began to fight back against Aaron Harang in the bottom of the sixth. Aramis Ramirez (2-3, walk) and Alex Gonzalez each reached on singles and Ishikawa drove in Ramirez with a single to right. Roenicke brought Mat Gamel into the game to pinch hit for Wolf (6 innings, 1 K, 1 BB, 7 H, 4 ER, 99 pitches), but Gamel struck out to end the inning.

Jamey Wright came on in the seventh for the Dodgers and struck out the first 5 batters he faced in order. George Kottaras came through with a 2-out walk and Carlos Gomez, a pinch runner, got to third on a throwing error while attempting to steal second. Alex Gonzalez ripped a shot down the leftfield line, but Jerry Hairston Jr. made a phenomal play to save a double and threw out Gonzalez at first to end the threat.

The ninth didn't go any better for the Brewers against Javy Guerra. Travis Ishikawa was barely thrown out by Hairston (again) trying to reach on a bunt to lead off the ninth. Aoki struck out on a foul tip check swing and Weeks struck out swinging to end the game.

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