Yasmani Grandal guided the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-5 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The victory snaps a three-game losing streak after the Brewers were swept by the Angels earlier this week.
Grandal got the scoring underway in the first inning with a single to drive in Lorenzo Cain. Then, Grandal would hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning that would give the Brewers a 6-5 lead. Milwaukee would never look back and treaded to victory.
Corbin Burnes’ start was shaky once again. The first-year starter only lasted 4.1 innings and gave up all 5 Dodger runs. Burnes continued to have problems with the long ball, giving up three homers in his short outing for nine on the short season.
The bullpen worked together to pick Burnes up. Matt Barnes came out to relieve Burnes in the fifth and would get two tough outs in a clean inning. Then Alex Claudio, Junior Guerra, Josh Hader and Alex Wilson combined for four innings of no run ball where they only allowed five base runners.
Hader had more trouble than he normally does in his outing. The Milwaukee Nine’s bullpen ace allowed runners to get to the corners in the eight but escaped without harm. Counsell sent Haderade back out to get Cody Bellinger in the ninth, then Alex Wilson finished things out.
Other highlights include Jesus Aguilar’s two RBI on a double and sac fly. Mike Moustakas joined Grandal in the first inning with an RBI single and would score a run. Finally, Hernan Perez drove in two runs with his second homer of the year in the fourth.
Milwaukee sends Zach Davies (1-0, 1.69) to the mound for the second game of the series. The Dodgers still haven’t announced their starter. First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.