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Dodgers erase 6-0 deficit to win seventh straight

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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MILWAUKEE -- Milton Bradley's hot hitting extended the Los Angeles Dodgers' winning streak to seven and made up for an earlier misplay in the outfield.

Bradley hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning Tuesday, and the Dodgers rallied from a six-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-6.

Bradley has a seven-game hitting streak, hitting .444 (12-for-27). He has at least one hit in each of his 12 starts this year and his only hitless game came as a pinch hitter on April 10 at Arizona.

"If you look at what we've been able to do in one-run games over the past couple of years, it's indicative of a ballclub that understands what it has to do to win games like that," Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said.

It was the biggest comeback for Los Angeles since the Dodgers overcame a six-run deficit at Montreal on Aug. 11, 1999.

Milwaukee, which has lost five straight, scored six runs in the fourth inning after Dodgers starter Elmer Dessens left because of muscle spasms in the back of his right shoulder. Tracy said Dessens was day to day and it was too early to tell whether Dessens would be able to take his next turn in the rotation.

Pinch-hitter Jason Grabowski began the comeback with a leadoff homer in the sixth. Los Angeles closed to 6-5 in the seventh against Jorge De La Rosa on pinch-hitter Jason Phillips' RBI single, pinch-hitter Olmedo Saenz's RBI double and Cesar Izturis' two-run double.

Ricky Ledee singled off Mike Adams with one out in the ninth, advanced on Damian Miller's two-out passed ball and, after Saenz walked, scored on Izturis' single.

"We got into the ninth inning with a one-run lead and I let the team down," Adams said. "It's as simple as that."

J.D. Drew walked against Tommy Phelps (0-1) leading off the 10th, and Bradley homered one out later on a 1-2 pitch, his fifth of the year.

"It's a tremendous team win," said Tracy, who used all of his position players and five relievers. "When you look at my lineup card and see the number of players involved, I think that would constitute a total team effort."

Giovanni Carrara (2-0) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, and Yhency Brazoban finished for his third save.

Dessens walked Carlos Lee leading off the fourth and allowed a single to Miller. After Jeff Cirillo flied out to center, Dessens came out of the game.

Buddy Carlyle relieved and Chris Magruder homered on a 2-2 pitch for a 3-0 lead. The reserve outfielder was starting for the third time in four games because Geoff Jenkins has flulike symptoms.

Milwaukee loaded the bases when J.J. Hardy walked, pitcher Gary Glover was hit by a pitch and Brady Clark walked. After Junior Spivey took a called third strike, Lyle Overbay hit a fly to center that was misplayed by Bradley into a three-run double as the ball rolled to the wall.

Glover allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.

Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said his team needed to quickly get over the loss and prepare for its series against the Astros. The Brewers are 4-1 against Pittsburgh and 1-7 against other teams.

"We have a tough game tomorrow," he said. "These games hurt, but you can't wallow in pity for long."

Notes

  • RHP Ben Sheets' $38.5 million, four-year contract with Milwaukee calls for a $4.5 million signing bonus payable from November 2005 through November 2006. $4.5 million in 2005, $8.5 million in 2006, $10 million in 2007 and $11 million in 2008.
  • Dodgers closer Eric Gagne, on the disabled list, played catch from 60 feet on flat ground before the game and had no discomfort in his right elbow or his sprained knee. He is to play catch again Wednesday if he doesn't experience "any kind of flareup," Tracy said.
  • RHP Brad Penny made a rehabilitation start Monday night for Triple-A Las Vegas and could rejoin the Dodgers this weekend, or make one more rehab start, Tracy said.
  • Hardy singled in the second, snapping an 0-for-18 slump.
 
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Dodgers' Ricky Ledee avoids Damian Miller's tag to score the tying run in the ninth inning. (AP)
Dodgers' Ricky Ledee avoids Damian Miller's tag to score the tying run in the ninth inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
Los Angeles

M. Bradley
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Milwaukee

L. Overbay
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 3
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
Cesar Izturis, SS5023000 .345
Hee Seop Choi, 1B3010000 .167
    Dennis Houlton, P0000000 .000
   a- Jason Repko, PH1000011 .296
    Stephen Schmoll, P0000000 .000
   b- Norihiro Nakamura, PH-1B1000002 .214
J.D. Drew, RF3110211 .159
Jeff Kent, 2B5110004 .353
Milton Bradley, CF4122111 .373
Jose Valentin, 3B5100031 .306
Ricky Ledee, LF5110012 .290
Paul Bako, C2000000 .231
   c- Jason Phillips, PH-C2111001 .342
Elmer Dessens, P1000000 .000
    Buddy Carlyle, P0000000 .000
   d- Jason Grabowski, PH-1B1111000 .250
   e- Olmedo Saenz, PH-1B1111100 .500
    Jeff Weaver, PR0000000 .333
    Giovanni Carrara, P0000000 .000
    Yhency Brazoban, P0000000 .000
Totals3981184713 
a-struck out for Houlton in the 7th
b-flied out for Schmoll in the 9th
c-singled for Bako in the 7th
d-homered for Carlyle in the 6th
e-doubled for Grabowski in the 7th
Batting
2B - Cesar Izturis (2, De La Rosa), J.D. Drew (1, Glover), Jeff Kent (6, Glover), Olmedo Saenz (3, De La Rosa)
HR - Milton Bradley (5, Phelps), Jason Grabowski (1, Glover)
RBI - Cesar Izturis 3 (8), Milton Bradley 2 (14), Jason Phillips (9), Jason Grabowski (3), Olmedo Saenz (9)
2-OUT RBI - Cesar Izturis 3 (6), Jason Phillips (2), Olmedo Saenz (4)
SB - J.D. Drew (1, 2nd base off Glover/D. Miller)
CS - Milton Bradley (1, 2nd base by Glover/D. Miller)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Schmoll-Valentin
Los Angeles Dodgers
Elmer Dessens 3.1222300 4.00
Buddy Carlyle 1.2244211 6.14
Dennis Houlton 1100000 2.08
Stephen Schmoll 2200010 4.05
Giovanni Carrara (W,2-0) 1000010 5.40
Yhency Brazoban (S,3) 1100120 4.26
HBP - Glover (by Buddy Carlyle)
Pitches-Strikes - Elmer Dessens 58-30, Buddy Carlyle 43-23, Dennis Houlton 14-10, Stephen Schmoll 30-20, Giovanni Carrara 12-9, Yhency Brazoban 26-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Elmer Dessens 7-3, Buddy Carlyle 2-2, Dennis Houlton 2-0
Batters Faced - Elmer Dessens 15, Buddy Carlyle 10, Dennis Houlton 3, Stephen Schmoll 7, Giovanni Carrara 3, Yhency Brazoban 5
Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF4110100 .353
Junior Spivey, 2B5000024 .268
Lyle Overbay, 1B3023200 .267
Carlos Lee, LF3110202 .212
Damian Miller, C5110015 .325
Jeff Cirillo, 3B5010014 .182
Chris Magruder, RF5113003 .200
J.J. Hardy, SS3110101 .121
Gary Glover, P2100001 .000
    Jorge De La Rosa, P0000000 .000
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000 .000
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
   a- Bill Hall, PH1000010 .067
    Tommy Phelps, P0000000 .000
Totals366866520 
a-struck out for Adams in the 9th
Batting
2B - Lyle Overbay (4, Carlyle), Jeff Cirillo (2, Schmoll)
HR - Chris Magruder (1, Carlyle)
RBI - Lyle Overbay 3 (9), Chris Magruder 3 (5)
2-OUT RBI - Lyle Overbay 3 (7)
CS - Brady Clark (4, 2nd base by Houlton/Bako)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - D. Miller-Hardy, Cirillo-Spivey-Overbay
PB - Damian Miller (2)
Milwaukee Brewers
Gary Glover 6533141 4.38
Jorge De La Rosa 1322120 2.57
Derrick Turnbow (H,1) 1000000 2.45
Mike Adams (BS,1) 1211110 3.60
Tommy Phelps (L,0-1) 1122101 11.25
Pitches-Strikes - Gary Glover 99-62, Jorge De La Rosa 27-17, Derrick Turnbow 4-3, Mike Adams 27-15, Tommy Phelps 19-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gary Glover 8-5, Jorge De La Rosa 1-0, Derrick Turnbow 2-0, Tommy Phelps 1-2
Batters Faced - Gary Glover 23, Jorge De La Rosa 7, Derrick Turnbow 2, Mike Adams 6, Tommy Phelps 5
Game Information
Attendance - 11029
Game Time - 3:29
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Ed Montague, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Tony Randazzo