Milwaukee at Los Angeles

L.A. Dodgers
W: C. Capuano (5-4) L: J. Weaver (5-5)
S: D. Turnbow (8)
HR: MIL - C. Lee (14), B. Hall (5)   LA - O. Saenz (7)

Brewers 7, Dodgers 5

CBS wire reports

LOS ANGELES -- Carlos Lee hasn't had much trouble adjusting to the National League.

Lee hit a grand slam in the first inning, Bill Hall added a three-run shot and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 on Friday night.

"I'm just doing what they expected me to do," said Lee, who hit 31 homers in each of his last two seasons with the White Sox. "I'm very happy that I'm helping the team and driving in some runs for them. You have to do the job no matter where you are."

Lee's 14th homer gave him 50 RBI this season, tying the Cubs' Derrek Lee for the major league lead.

Jason Phillips helped the Dodgers pull within two in the eighth while walking off the field -- and barely avoided a serious injury in the process. Second baseman Hall caught Phillips' popup near the foul line, then whirled around and threw toward home plate. The ball hit Phillips flush on the helmet, knocking him down and allowing Jayson Werth to score from third.

Phillips was incensed, but did not appear to be injured after collecting himself, and caught the ninth inning. Hall was charged with an error on the play.

"How funky was that play -- to hit Phillips in the head? A little popup, Billy comes up, firing to the plate, and Phillips is standing right there. But that stuff happens to us," manager Ned Yost said.

Chris Capuano (5-4) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, including Olmedo Saenz's seventh homer. The left-hander struck out eight and walked one.

Jeff Weaver (5-5) fell behind 4-0 after just 16 pitches. Milwaukee loaded the bases on singles by Brady Clark and Jeff Cirillo and a walk to Geoff Jenkins before Lee drove a 3-1 offering an estimated 437 feet into the left-field pavilion for his ninth grand slam and the first by the Brewers this season.

"We really needed that power bat in the middle of our lineup, and Carlos has done a great job us carrying us lately," Yost said.

Lee entered the game 1-for-15 lifetime against Weaver with six strikeouts, but had a decided advantage in that situation.

"I'm glad we got to Weaver in the first inning because after that, he was on his game," Lee said. "He was spotting the ball everywhere he wanted to and kept us off-balance."

Weaver did not allow a hit after Lee's homer, retiring 21 of his next 24 batters before coming out in the seventh for a pinch-hitter. The right-hander finished with seven strikeouts and three walks, in addition to the three hits he allowed in the fateful first.

"I was fortunate to be able to keep putting up zeros. That's my job," Weaver said. "If I give up any more runs the rest of the way, things start snowballing and the game's way out of reach. But it was too many runs to overcome."

Milwaukee didn't get another hit until Lyle Overbay's two-out single in the eighth against Kelly Wunsch. Hall greeted Giovanni Carrara with his fifth homer, scoring Overbay and Jenkins -- who was hit on the foot by Duaner Sanchez with one out.

Derrick Turnbow, the fourth Milwaukee pitcher, got three outs for his eighth save in 10 chances.

The injury-plagued Dodgers got more bad news a few hours before gametime when center fielder Milton Bradley was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 30, because of a torn ligament in the ring finger on his right hand. It's the fifth trip to the DL for the six-year veteran, who sustained the injury while popping out in the ninth inning of last Sunday's victory at Arizona.

Saenz narrowed the gap to 4-2 in the sixth with a drive into the left field pavilion. Werth and Antonio Perez had RBI singles in the eighth after Hall's homer gave the Brewers a 7-2 lead.

J.D. Drew, who homered twice against Ben Sheets in Thursday's 6-4 victory over the Brewers, singled his first two times up against Capuano. He was hit in the arm with two outs in the fifth, the 30th time the Dodgers have been plunked this season, second behind Toronto (31).


The Brewers hadn't gone this long from the start of a season without a grand slam since 1999, when Jeromy Burnitz ended the drought on June 27. ... The Dodgers played their 3,447th regular-season game at Dodger Stadium, equaling the total they played at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. The Dodgers, who spent their first four season at the L.A. Coliseum, have five more wins at Chavez Ravine (1,968) than they had in Flatbush. ... Capuano, who had a 1.94 ERA last month, has allowed more than three earned runs only once in his 12 starts -- but has yet to record back-to-back wins. ... The Brewers scored only three runs in Capuano's previous three starts combined.

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Players of the Game

C. Lee
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1

B. Hall
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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Game Information
Attendance - 41528
Game Time - 3:17
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz