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Dodgers 7, Brewers 4

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W: Clayton Kershaw (7-5)
L: Yovani Gallardo (8-7)
S: Ramon Troncoso (5)

MVP: Frank Catalanotto (+.029)
LVP: Yovani Gallardo (-.207)

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With a little help from the Brewers outfield, the Dodgers offense just kept humming along. A couple misplays in the outfield by Corey Hart and Mike Cameron led to two Los Angeles runs in the top of the first. Yovani Gallardo struggled again early, throwing 33 pitches in the opening frame. He wound up making it through five innings, giving up five runs while walking four and striking out three. In addition to the two first-inning runs, light-hitting veteran catcher Brad Ausmus hit his first home run of the season off Yovani in the fourth and the middle of the order brought in two more in the fifth. Orlando Hudson greeted Chris Smith in the 6th and Mitch Stetter in the 8th with solo home runs. In between those shots, Mark DiFelice struck out the side around a single and walk in the 7th, lowering his season ERA to 1.83. Seth McClung pitched a scoreless ninth.

The Brewers offense managed only one hit until the seventh inning. Cameron opened that frame with a double, knocking Kershaw out of the game. Bill Hall, facing righty Hiroki Kuroda, then doubled him in. Jody Gerut later hit a sacrifice fly before the inning ended. In the eighth the team rallied again. A Fielder walk, McGehee double, Cameron sac fly, and wild pitch brought two more runners in to score, making it 7-4 heading to the ninth. Frank Catalanotto and Jason Kendall hit back-to-back singles but Hart and Ryan Braun couldn't bring them home.

It's a good time for an All-Star break.