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Kershaw gets Dodgers back on track in win over Brewers

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Clayton Kershaw breezed through eight innings, and Adrian Gonzalez drove in a pair as visiting Los Angeles avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Brewers 5-1 and maintaining the best record in the National League.

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A.J. Ellis homered, and Matt Kemp added an RBI single for the Dodgers, who moved 41⁄2 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West and pulled 11⁄2 games ahead of the Brewers for the top NL record. Kershaw (14-2) added an RBI single while scattering one run on six hits and striking out six to win his 11th straight decision.

Jimmy Nelson (2-3) surrendered two runs on eight hits in six innings and Ryan Braun singled in a run among two hits for Milwaukee, which leads the St. Louis Cardinals by two games in the NL Central. Nelson and Rickie Weeks both doubled against Kershaw.

Kershaw walked Carlos Gomez leading off the first and he stole second before coming in on Braun’s single to give the Brewers a quick lead. The Dodgers loaded the bases in the third on two singles and a hit-by-pitch before Gonzalez’s sacrifice fly plated Kershaw with the tying run.

Nelson stranded the bases loaded in the fourth but could not get out of a jam in the fifth when Gonzalez doubled and scored on Kemp’s single. Gonzalez’s RBI double in the seventh made it 3-1 and Los Angeles tacked on two more runs in the eighth on Ellis’ solo shot and Kershaw’s single to put it away.

Gonzalez went 7-for-10 with two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored in the three-game series.

LA Dodgers 5, Milwaukee 1

LA    ab    r    h    bi    MIL    ab    r    h    bi

Gordon 2b    5    0    0    0    Gomez cf    3    1    0    0

Crwford lf    4    1    2    0    Lucroy c    3    0    0    0

Gonzalz 1b    3    1    2    2    Braun rf    4    0    2    1

Kemp rf    5    0    2    1    Ramirez 3b    4    0    0    0

Ethier cf    5    0    1    0    Davis lf    4    0    1    0

Uribe 3b    5    0    2    0    Weeks 2b    3    0    1    0

Ellis c    5    1    1    1    Rynolds 1b    3    0    0    0

Rojas ss    5    1    3    0    Estrada rp    0    0    0    0

Kershaw sp    2    1    1    1    Segura ss    3    0    1    0

Jansen rp    0    0    0    0    Nelson sp    1    0    1    0

                    Parra ph    1    0    0    0

                    Grzlnny rp    0    0    0    0

                    Kintzlr rp    0    0    0    0

                    Mldondo c    1    0    0    0

Totals    39    5    14    5    Totals    30    1    6    1

LA Dodgers     001 010 120 — 5

Milwaukee     100 000 000 — 1

E—Gorzelanny 1, Mr.Reynolds 1. LOB—Milwaukee 4, Los Angeles 12. 2B—A.Gonzalez 2 (31), J.Nelson (1), Rojas (3), Weeks (14). HR—A.Ellis (1). SB—C.Gomez (25). CS—C.Gomez (7).

    IP    H    R    ER    BB    SO

LA Dodgers

Kershaw W, 14-2    8    6    1    1    2    6

Jansen    1    0    0    0    0    2

Milwaukee

J.Nelson L, 2-3    6    8    2    2    1    3

Gorzelanny    Z\c    2    1    0    0    0

Kintzler    X\c    0    0    0    0    0

Estrada    2    4    2    2    1    2

Inherited runners-scored—Kintzler 1-0. HBP—C.Crawford (by Estrada), Kershaw (by J.Nelson). WP—Kershaw (5).

Umpires—Home, John Tumpane; First, Rob Drake; Second, Joe West; Third, Marty Foster.

T—3:5. A—43,612 (45,808)

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