Los Angeles, CA – Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs, including the go-ahead double in the seventh inning that scored Justin Sellers and Nick Punto, and led the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Carl Crawford belted a solo home run and had two RBI while Jerry Hairston Jr. and Andre Ethier drove in a run apiece for the Dodgers, who have won four of their last five games.
"I'm just trying to square everything up," Crawford said. "I had a tough road trip, so I'm just trying to get back on track."
Dodgers starter Josh Beckett lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks, but didn't get a decision. Ronald Belisario (2-2) pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings of relief and Brandon League notched his seventh save.
Yuniesky Betancourt homered, Jean Segura drove in two runs and had a stolen base while Ryan Braun and Norichika Aoki each had an RBI for the Brewers, who saw starter Hiram Burgos allow three runs on four hits and two walks over six innings.
"They played a little bit better than us. They made a few mistakes that we didn't take advantage of. Hopefully tomorrow we have a different outcome," Braun said.
In the seventh, with Matt Guerrier pitching for the Dodgers, Alex Gonzalez singled to start the inning. Paco Rodriguez came into replace Guerrier, and Logan Schafer, who was pinch-hitting for Burgos, hit a sacrifice bunt and advanced Alex Gonzalez to second. Aoki was next and he hit an RBI single. Aoki was able to reach third on a fielding error by Matt Kemp. Segura was up next and attempted to suicide squeeze but whiffed, and Aoki, who was running home, was caught in a rundown. Segura then struck out to end the frame with Milwaukee ahead, 4-3.
In the bottom of the inning, Burke Badenhop came into replace Burgos. He allowed a lead-off single by Sellers and Hairston hit a sacrifice bunt that allowed Sellers to reach second. Mike Gonzalez (0-2) then came in to relieve for the Brewers. After a fly out by Crawford, he walked Punto, setting up Adrian Gonzalez's two-run double as the ball glanced off the glove of Carlos Gomez.
The Dodgers tacked on two more runs in the eighth. With one out, Hairston grounded out, but was able to bring Luis Cruz home. Crawford then singled, plating Sellers.
In the ninth, Segura had an infield single that scored Alex Gonzalez with two outs. He was then able to reach second via throwing error by League. However, League got Braun to ground out towards first to end the game.
Ethier hit a two-out single that scored Mark Ellis in the first to put the Dodgers on the board. Two innings later, Crawford homered to lead off the frame.
Milwaukee got on the board in the fourth with Braun's solo shot. Betancourt would follow that in the fifth with a home run of his own. Alex Gonzalez followed that with a single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Burgos and reached third on a grounder by Aoki. Segura then singled, plating Alex Gonzalez and giving the Brewers a 3-2 lead.
Adrian Gonzalez responded with an RBI double that scored Crawford, who was hit by a pitch, tying the game at 3-3.
Mark Ellis left the game in the sixth inning with a right quad strain after running out a grounder to the pitcher ... The Dodgers were 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position while the Brewers were 3-for-11 ... Alex Gonzalez was 3-for-4 ... The Brewers entered the game 8-2 in their last 10 games at Dodger Stadium ... The Dodgers play 14 of their next 17 games at home after playing 12 of 15 on the road.