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Davis pitches four-hit shutout, hands Dodgers third straight loss

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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MILWAUKEE -- After winning seven straight games, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been anything but lucky.

Los Angeles lost its third straight Tuesday night, falling to the Milwaukee Brewers 9-0 as Doug Davis pitched a four-hitter and Corey Hart drove in a career-high six runs.

The Dodgers have been outscored 27-8 in their last three games.

"When you don't score runs, you look flat," Los Angeles manager Grady Little said. "There is no getting around that. But we will put this game behind us and come back tomorrow and see if we will be ready to beat on somebody. Then when we start hitting the ball, starting having baserunners, we won't look flat anymore. I guarantee you."

Los Angeles, which had opened a 7½-game lead in the NL West on July 26, leads second-place San Diego just just one game.

"It's hard to get it going if you are not getting any baserunners, and we didn't get too many tonight," Little said.

Davis (10-9) struck out eight, walked one and retired his final 16 batters in his third career shutout, his first since a seven-hitter at Minnesota on May 21, 2005. He had lost his three previous starts since beating Pittsburgh on Aug. 15.

"I worked ahead, expanded my offspeed (pitches) and made them swing at some pitches," Davis said.

Hart, who entered with four solo homers this year, had a three-run drive in the first off Mark Hendrickson (1-7) and a solo shot in the fifth for his first career multihomer game.

"You don't know that Doug is going to throw the game he did," said Hart, who had a seven-RBI game with Double-A Huntsville.

Hart also hit a sacrifice fly in the third and had an RBI forceout in the seventh. It was hit first multi-RBI game this season.

"He's a kid who can get hot and do some things," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "Cory's had success everywhere he's been. We know Cory is going to be a good player one day and play everyday."

Hendrickson lasted just four innings for the second straight time, giving up five runs four earned and seven hits. He has lost three straight decisions and has just one victory since June 20.

"It's kind of been frustrating for me," Hendrickson said. "Obviously, I am not executing my pitches as well as I would like, and I am not really getting away with any mistakes. It just comes back down to executing pitches a lot better."

Notes

  • The previous Brewer to drive in six RBI in a game was J.J. Hardy on Sept. 7 last year at Cincinnati.
  • Davis' only other career appearance against Los Angeles was on June 1, 2004.
  • Los Angeles reliever Eric Stults made his major league debut, allowing three runs and five hits in three innings.
  • Kevin Mench's single in the third snapped an 0-for-12 skid.
  • Los Angeles recalled INF Oscar Robles and OF Delwyn Young from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Milwaukee reliever Matt Wise, on the disabled list since Aug. 14, is to have season-ending surgery Thursday on the ulnar nerve in his right elbow.
 
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Doug Davis pumps his fist after securing his four-hit, complete-game shutout.  (AP)
Doug Davis pumps his fist after securing his four-hit, complete-game shutout. (AP)

Players of the Game
Milwaukee

C. Hart
AB 4
R 3
H 2
HR 2
RBI 6
Milwaukee

D. Davis
IP 9.0
H 4
ER 0
BB 1
K 8
 
Los Angeles Dodgers
Rafael Furcal, SS3020000 .291
    Jason Repko, CF1000000 .261
Kenny Lofton, CF3000012 .304
    Ramon Martinez, 3B1000000 .286
Nomar Garciaparra, 1B3000021 .308
    Einar Diaz, C1000000 .500
Jeff Kent, 2B3000020 .274
    Oscar Robles, 2B0000000 .185
Andre Ethier, LF2010100 .332
Matt Kemp, RF3010011 .269
Julio Lugo, 3B-SS3000002 .289
Russell Martin, C3000002 .290
    Tim Hamulack, P0000000 .000
Mark Hendrickson, P1000010 .000
   a- Wilson Betemit, PH1000010 .280
    Eric Stults, P0000000 .000
   b- Olmedo Saenz, PH-1B1000000 .292
Totals29040188 
a-struck out for Hendrickson in the 5th
b-lined out for Stults in the 8th
Batting
CS - Rafael Furcal (11, 2nd base by Davis/D. Miller)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Matt Kemp 1
DP - Furcal-Garciaparra
E - Tim Hamulack (1, ), Jeff Kent (6, ), Ramon Martinez (2, )
Los Angeles Dodgers
Mark Hendrickson (L,5-15) 4754141 4.41
Eric Stults 3533111 9.00
Tim Hamulack 1210000 5.58
WP - Mark Hendrickson 2 (6)
Pitches-Strikes - Mark Hendrickson 80-50, Eric Stults 43-29, Tim Hamulack 26-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Hendrickson 3-5, Eric Stults 7-0, Tim Hamulack 4-1
Batters Faced - Mark Hendrickson 20, Eric Stults 14, Tim Hamulack 7
Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF5220002 .272
Tony Graffanino, 2B5130002 .281
Prince Fielder, 1B3221212 .277
Bill Hall, SS5011016 .265
Corey Hart, RF4326003 .281
Kevin Mench, LF4021000 .268
David Bell, 3B4010013 .267
Damian Miller, C4010011 .252
Doug Davis, P3100011 .052
Totals3791492520 
Batting
2B - Prince Fielder (28, Stults), Damian Miller (27, Hendrickson)
3B - Kevin Mench (2, Stults)
HR - Corey Hart 2 (6, Hendrickson, Stults)
SF - Corey Hart (1)
SH - Doug Davis (10)
RBI - Prince Fielder (70), Bill Hall (74), Corey Hart 6 (20), Kevin Mench (64)
2-OUT RBI - Corey Hart 4 (13), Kevin Mench (18)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - D. Miller-Graffanino, Graffanino-Hall-Fielder
Milwaukee Brewers
Doug Davis (W,10-9) 9400180 4.92
Pitches-Strikes - Doug Davis 121-76
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Doug Davis 9-8
Batters Faced - Doug Davis 30
Game Information
Attendance - 13427
Game Time - 2:30
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Bruce Froemming