Los Angeles at Milwaukee

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Brewers 3, Dodgers 2

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PHOENIX (AP) - Mike Fiers weaved his way into and out of trouble. Hyun-Jim Ryu only found it.

Rickie Weeks had an RBI triple off Ryu after Zack Greinke was scratched from his start Monday because of elbow inflammation, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2.

The Dodgers said Greinke was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and that an MRI in Arizona last week showed no structural damage. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, signed to a $147 million, six-year contract in December as a free agent, received an injection of platelet-rich plasma and anti-inflammatory medication.

"I've seen (Dodgers president) Stan Kasten here and it sounds like really positive," Mattingly said. "He had the MRI and there was nothing on it. You had to feel like there was some tendinitis or something going on. I didn't know what to expect, but I knew it wasn't anything major."

The Dodgers said the right-hander will rest for two to three days and then go on a progressive throwing program.

Fiers allowed two unearned runs in four innings, allowing six hits and walking one.

The Dodgers went 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 runners. They loaded the bases with two singles and an error with none out in the second, but failed to score. Fiers got two fly outs to shallow left and a strike out.

"Today wasn't the most efficient game," Fiers said. "I got into some jams and got out of them and I'm happy with that. If you go through a game and guys go down 1-2-3, 1-2-3, it's great, but in spring training you also want to work from the stretch and you want to work on holding the runner at first and different situations that come up, so it's good.

In the third inning, the Dodgers had two more runners on with one out, but Fiers retired A.J. Ellis on a comebacker and Norichika Aoki tracked down Juan Uribe's scorcher to right field after a lengthy run.

"That was a big spot in the game, too," Fiers said. "For him to go get that ball, he definitely saved me a lot of runs and also more pitches. He's made a couple of those last year for me. It's good to see him bust his tail to get that ball. It's good."

Fiers was 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA last season and is trying to claim a spot in the back end of the rotation after starting last season in the minors.

Ryu, the South Korean left-hander who the Dodgers signed to a six-year $36 million contract in December, has 5.91 ERA in three starts. Ryu gave up three runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out three and throwing a wild pitch.

"A.J. says he holds his stuff, too," Mattingly said. "That's what I like to hear. When you hear from the catcher that he's still sharp and crisp and his pitches keep going, it's not like he's running out of gas. You can tell this guy knows what he is doing. He's able to yo-yo guys. He's able to add and subtract. He's got enough fastball. His breaking ball is decent. He's good."

The Brewers scored all their runs in the fourth, which Carlos Gomez led off with a walk and Weeks brought him home with a triple high off the center field wall. Khris Davis and Blake Lalli also had RBI singles.

The Dodgers scored both of their runs in the fourth after Gomez dropped Skip Schumaker's fly to center after two out. That scored Yasiel Puig, who went 2 for 2 to raise his average to .452. Mark Ellis doubled home Schumaker.

NOTES: Brewers INF Jeff Bianchi remains sidelined with a groin strain. . RHP Mark Rogers, a 2004 first-round pick, will start Tuesday for the Brewers against Texas. . Dodgers non-roster RHP Matt Palmer, who is scheduled to have left knee surgery Tuesday and be out six to eight weeks, was assigned to minor league camp. The Dodgers also optioned RHPs Matt Magill and Steve Ames to Triple-A Albuquerque.

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Milwaukee

B. Lalli
AB 2
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Los Angeles

M. Ellis
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
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Mark Ellis , 2B3021101.348.375.391
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BATTING
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Milwaukee Brewers
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2B - B Crosby (1)
3B - R Weeks (1)
RBI - R Weeks (2); K Davis (8); B Lalli (4)
S - M Fiers (1)
BASERUNNING
CS - C Gomez (1)
Milwaukee Brewers
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Jesus Sanchez 1.01000202.08
Mike Gonzalez 1.01000009.00
Brandon Kintzler 1.01000103.68
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