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Brewers 6, Dodgers 3

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MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers could finally let out a sigh of relief.

The Brewers ended their 10-game losing streak on Monday, handing Greg Maddux his first defeat since being traded to Los Angeles in a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers.

"Just winning a game is important, just getting that streak behind us," manager Ned Yost said.

Tony Graffanino went 3-for-5 with three RBI to lead the Brewers, who were four games short of the franchise's all-time worst skid.

"We saw how close we were getting, and really, everybody here wanted to get there so bad it backfired on us," he said.

Los Angeles' NL West lead was cut to two games over second-place San Diego.

Maddux, who was 3-0 since being traded to Los Angeles by the Chicago Cubs on July 31, allowed a run and two hits in his first four innings. But an infield hit glanced off Maddux's glove in the fifth, setting up a three-run inning for Milwaukee.

Maddux (12-12) gave up six runs and 10 hits in his first loss since July 19. Maddux is 1-3 against Milwaukee this year.

"Usually you're not as good as you think and sometimes you're not as bad as you think," Maddux said. "I could have made some better pitches."

After a leadoff single by Damian Miller and sacrifice bunt by Brewers starter Dave Bush, Maddux attempted to backhand a hard-hit ground ball by Brady Clark.

The ball bounced off Maddux's glove and he couldn't pick it up in time to throw out Clark, putting runners on first and third with one out.

"I just couldn't find it," Maddux said. "It's hard to see sometimes, especially when you're not really catching it and (are) just trying to react to it."

Graffanino's RBI double scored Miller, and Jeff Cirillo followed with a sacrifice fly that scored Clark to give Milwaukee a 3-1 lead.

After an intentional walk to Prince Fielder, Corey Hart singled home Graffanino to put the Brewers ahead 4-1. Geoff Jenkins, making only his fifth start since Yost benched him Aug. 11, singled to left, but Andre Ethier threw Fielder out at home to end the inning.

The Dodgers rallied for two runs in the sixth, cutting the Brewers lead to 4-3, but Hart threw out Jeff Kent at the plate to end the inning.

"That was a huge throw, to be able to nail that runner and give us that one-run lead," Yost said.

Dodgers manager Grady Little lifted Maddux with the bases loaded and one out in the sixth. Graffanino then singled off reliever Giovanni Carrara, scoring Miller and Bush to put the Brewers ahead 6-3.

Bush (10-10) allowed three runs and eight hits and struck out five in 7 1/3 innings for the victory.

"It's not that we've played all that poorly," Bush said. "But we haven't quite been able to put all the components together, and today we did."

Kenny Lofton scored on an RBI double by J.D. Drew in the first to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. Milwaukee's Fielder scored on a sacrifice fly by David Bell in the second, tying the score at 1-all.

Fielder caused a slight stir in the fourth inning, making an aggressive slide into second base for his sixth stolen base of the season then calling time to exchange words with Kent.

Fielder joked after the game that the two were only discussing where they were going to dinner that night.

"I told him spaghetti," Fielder said. "He said he wanted lasagna."

Kent said only, "We took care of that out there on the field."

Yost said Fielder might have slid a little late.

"Prince is a kid that plays the game hard, and I think he's been just a little tired of getting his butt kicked," Yost said.

Notes

Little said the chances of RHP Chad Billingsley pitching in the team's series against the NL-leading Mets beginning Friday in New York are "very slim." Billingsley sustained a mild strain to his left oblique muscle on Sunday. ... Los Angeles recalled LHPs Eric Stults and Tim Hamulack from Triple-A Las Vegas and purchased the contract of RHP Giovanni Carrara from Class A Vero Beach before Monday's game. ... Kent has an 11-game hitting streak.

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

T. Graffanino
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
Milwaukee

D. Bush
IP 7.1
H 8
ER 3
BB 1
K 5
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
Rafael Furcal, SS4000010 .289
Kenny Lofton, CF4220000 .307
Nomar Garciaparra, 1B4000001 .310
J.D. Drew, RF4132000 .282
Jeff Kent, 2B4010022 .277
Andre Ethier, LF3000111 .331
Wilson Betemit, 3B4010024 .281
Russell Martin, C4021001 .293
Greg Maddux, P2000011 .123
    Giovanni Carrara, P0000000 .000
    Tim Hamulack, P0000000 .000
   a- Marlon Anderson, PH1000000 .282
    Brett Tomko, P0000000 .120
    Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
Totals343931710 
a-flied out for Hamulack in the 7th
Batting
2B - J.D. Drew 2 (28, Bush, Bush), Jeff Kent (22, Bush)
RBI - J.D. Drew 2 (81), Russell Martin (54)
2-OUT RBI - J.D. Drew (27), Russell Martin (20)
SB - Kenny Lofton (25, 3rd base off Bush/D. Miller)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Andre Ethier 1
DP - Kent-Furcal-Garciaparra
PB - Russell Martin (4)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Greg Maddux (L,12-12) 5.11066320 4.36
Giovanni Carrara0100000 5.04
Tim Hamulack 0.2000000 5.76
Brett Tomko 1100030 4.60
Jonathan Broxton 1100020 2.70
IBB - Jenkins by Greg Maddux, by Fielder
HBP - Cirillo (by Giovanni Carrara)
Pitches-Strikes - Greg Maddux 90-58, Giovanni Carrara 9-7, Tim Hamulack 3-3, Brett Tomko 21-16, Jonathan Broxton 22-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Greg Maddux 10-3, Tim Hamulack 1-0, Jonathan Broxton 1-0
Batters Faced - Greg Maddux 28, Giovanni Carrara 2, Tim Hamulack 1, Brett Tomko 4, Jonathan Broxton 4
Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF5120010 .270
Tony Graffanino, SS5133010 .276
Jeff Cirillo, 2B3001001 .339
Prince Fielder, 1B2110201 .275
Corey Hart, LF4021011 .275
Geoff Jenkins, RF3020102 .255
David Bell, 3B3011013 .267
Damian Miller, C4220012 .252
Dave Bush, P2100012 .167
    Brian Shouse, P0000000 .000
   a- Laynce Nix, PH1000010 .164
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
Totals3261363712 
a-struck out for Shouse in the 8th
Batting
2B - Tony Graffanino (28, Maddux)
SF - Jeff Cirillo (2), David Bell (5)
SH - Dave Bush (7)
RBI - Tony Graffanino 3 (50), Jeff Cirillo (21), Corey Hart (14), David Bell (47)
2-OUT RBI - Corey Hart (9)
SB - Prince Fielder (6, 2nd base off Maddux/Martin)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Corey Hart 1
DP - Graffanino-Cirillo-Fielder
PB - Damian Miller (2)
E - Damian Miller (2, Ground rule)
Milwaukee Brewers
Dave Bush (W,10-10) 7.1833150 4.66
Brian Shouse (H,15) 0.2000010 3.47
Francisco Cordero (S,17) 1100010 3.78
Pitches-Strikes - Dave Bush 103-68, Brian Shouse 6-4, Francisco Cordero 14-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dave Bush 11-5, Brian Shouse 1-0, Francisco Cordero 1-0
Batters Faced - Dave Bush 30, Brian Shouse 2, Francisco Cordero 3
Game Information
Attendance - 33645
Game Time - 2:48
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Bruce Froemming, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Mike Winters