Yelich, Brewers get to Kershaw in 4-2 win over Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) A three-run sixth inning for the struggling Milwaukee Brewers against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw set up reliever Josh Hader's return to the mound following an emotional week.

The embattled, contrite reliever received a warm ovation from the crowd. The Brewers finally ended up getting a win.

Christian Yelich's tying homer off Kershaw opened the pivotal sixth, and Milwaukee stopped its seven-game losing streak by beating Los Angeles 4-2 on Saturday night.

''It was nice to snap that streak. I feel like you just need ... one just to get some positive vibe back on the team,'' Yelich said.

For Hader, it was his first appearance since the reliever's racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. Hader, who has apologized for the years-old social media messages, was applauded by the crowd after being introduced before the top of the seventh, with many fans at Miller Park standing.

The left-hander fanned four over two innings, striking out the side in the eighth.

''It means a lot, having the Milwaukee support, just knowing that they know my true character and just forgive me for my past, because that's not who I am today,'' Hader said.

Hader's work highlighted five scoreless innings from the Milwaukee bullpen, though closer Corey Knebel provided a couple of nervous moments in the ninth.

Knebel allowed a two-out single to Logan Forsythe, bringing up the potential tying run in slugger Manny Machado.

Just the kind of big spot made for Machado, who was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles during the All-Star break. But Machado bounced out harmlessly to third to end the game, and Knebel got his 12th save.

The Brewers' bats caught up to Kershaw in the sixth, when Yelich led off with a first-pitch homer for a 2-all tie. Another run scored on an error, and Keon Broxton added an RBI triple.

Kershaw (3-5) allowed seven hits and four runs in six innings, though only one was earned. He struck out five in taking his first loss since April 25, a span of eight starts.

''I pitched OK. I can think of two or three pitches I want back,'' Kershaw said.

Chris Taylor drove in the Dodgers' two runs with a bases-loaded single in the first.

HEY, ROOKIE

Milwaukee rookie Corbin Burnes (1-0) picked up his first major league win with two scoreless innings, bailing starter Chase Anderson out of a bases-loaded, nobody-out jam in the fifth. Kershaw was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a wild pitch before Burnes struck out All-Star Matt Kemp and got cleanup hitter Max Muncy to fly out.

''It was a brilliant inning. It's a tough inning to come into for just his third big league outing but he did a heck of a job,'' manager Craig Counsell said.

DODGER D

It was an up-and-down night for the Dodgers on defense. Machado made a spectacular play at shortstop to hold the Brewers to one run in the sixth after they put runners on the corners with one out. Machado went deep into the hole to his right, took a couple of steps and threw off his back leg to first, with Cody Bellinger scooping the ball to just get the speedy Broxton.

Bellinger made a couple more good plays at first to prevent hits. But a run scored in the sixth when a high chopper by Manny Pina bounced under the glove of Muncy at third and into left field.

''We've got to be better for him,'' Roberts said about the defensive lapse with Kershaw on the mound.

QUOTABLE

''Didn't think I gave up a lot of hard contact tonight for the most part. There's some good things in there, but you know, ultimately, we lost.'' - Kershaw.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner (upper right leg) is scheduled to return to the lineup Sunday. He struck out as a pinch hitter in the eighth.

Brewers: OF-1B Ryan Braun went 1 for 3 and scored two runs in his return from a stint on the 10-day disabled list for a strained back. ... OF-1B Eric Thames (right hamstring) is getting closer to returning after taking batting practice for a third straight day and running, Counsell said.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: Start a left-hander for the third straight game, with Alex Wood (5-5) taking the hill for the first time after the All-Star break.

Brewers: LHP Brent Suter (8-6) makes his first career start against the Dodgers.

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  • W: C. Burnes (1-0)L: C. Kershaw (3-5)S: C. Knebel (12)
  • HR: MIL - C. Yelich (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF31200010.252.337.517.8542.5
a- L. Forsythe PH-2B20100010.207.267.296.5630.5
M. Machado SS50100002.316.390.571.9611.0
M. Kemp RF41200012.311.354.521.8763.5
M. Muncy 3B40000025.272.410.5991.009-1.0
Y. Grandal C20100110.255.354.464.8181.5
b- J. Turner PH10000010.256.353.390.743-0.5
A. Barnes C00000000.210.327.259.5860.0
C. Taylor CF-LF40120021.255.332.454.7852.0
C. Bellinger 1B40100031.244.325.474.799-0.5
E. Hernandez 2B-CF30100113.231.313.478.7911.5
C. Kershaw P20000102.154.214.154.3681.0
J. Chargois P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Z. Rosscup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- C. Utley PH10000001.243.320.346.6660.0
  • a-struck out for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Grandal in the 8th
  • c-grounded into a double play for Rosscup in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100011.288.386.417.8040.5
C. Yelich LF-RF-LF41211011.300.369.483.8526.5
J. Aguilar 3B-1B40000022.293.369.618.987-1.0
R. Braun 1B-LF32100000.236.284.430.7144.0
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Saladino SS40100011.293.343.457.8000.5
H. Perez 2B20000001.245.279.380.6580.0
C. Burnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Pina PH11000000.231.297.377.6741.0
T. Shaw 3B10000000.241.340.467.8080.0
K. Broxton RF30120000.186.327.395.7225.0
J. Hader P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
B. Phillips RF00000000.211.250.316.5660.0
E. Kratz C30100002.231.268.372.6401.0
C. Anderson P10000000.107.107.107.2140.0
N. Orf 2B20000011.053.217.211.428-0.5
  • a-grounded out for Burnes in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Kemp (19)
  • RBI - C. Taylor 2 (44)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Taylor 2 (15)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun (14)
  • 3B - K. Broxton
  • HR - C. Yelich (12)
  • RBI - C. Yelich (47), K. Broxton 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Broxton (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Machado-Hernandez-Bellinger)
  • E - Y. Grandal (6), M. Muncy 2 (9)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Orf-Saladino-Aguilar)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (L, 3-5)6.07410512.641.0910.5
J. Chargois1.20000104.091.363.5
Z. Rosscup0.10000000.000.000.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (L, 3-5)6.0
J. Chargois1.2
Z. Rosscup0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson4.06222603.811.205.0
C. Burnes (W, 1-0)2.01001300.000.6712.5
J. Hader (H, 15)2.01000401.440.787.0
C. Knebel (S, 12)1.02000003.761.228.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson4.0
C. Burnes (W, 1-0)2.0
J. Hader (H, 15)2.0
C. Knebel (S, 12)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kershaw (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 88-61, J. Chargois 18-14, Z. Rosscup 3-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-5, J. Chargois 5-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 26, J. Chargois 6, Z. Rosscup
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Burnes
  • IBB - C. Burnes
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 104-68, C. Burnes 26-18, J. Hader 33-22, C. Knebel 22-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 2-4, C. Burnes 1-1, C. Knebel 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 20, C. Burnes 7, J. Hader 7, C. Knebel 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF31200010.252.337.517.8542.5
a- L. Forsythe PH-2B20100010.207.267.296.5630.5
M. Machado SS50100002.316.390.571.9611.0
M. Kemp RF41200012.311.354.521.8763.5
M. Muncy 3B40000025.272.410.5991.009-1.0
Y. Grandal C20100110.255.354.464.8181.5
b- J. Turner PH10000010.256.353.390.743-0.5
A. Barnes C00000000.210.327.259.5860.0
C. Taylor CF-LF40120021.255.332.454.7852.0
C. Bellinger 1B40100031.244.325.474.799-0.5
E. Hernandez 2B-CF30100113.231.313.478.7911.5
C. Kershaw P20000102.154.214.154.3681.0
J. Chargois P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Z. Rosscup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- C. Utley PH10000001.243.320.346.6660.0
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  • a-struck out for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Grandal in the 8th
  • c-grounded into a double play for Rosscup in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100011.288.386.417.8040.5
C. Yelich LF-RF-LF41211011.300.369.483.8526.5
J. Aguilar 3B-1B40000022.293.369.618.987-1.0
R. Braun 1B-LF32100000.236.284.430.7144.0
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Saladino SS40100011.293.343.457.8000.5
H. Perez 2B20000001.245.279.380.6580.0
C. Burnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Pina PH11000000.231.297.377.6741.0
T. Shaw 3B10000000.241.340.467.8080.0
K. Broxton RF30120000.186.327.395.7225.0
J. Hader P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
B. Phillips RF00000000.211.250.316.5660.0
E. Kratz C30100002.231.268.372.6401.0
C. Anderson P10000000.107.107.107.2140.0
N. Orf 2B20000011.053.217.211.428-0.5
Total324731069-----
  • a-grounded out for Burnes in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Kemp (19)
  • RBI - C. Taylor 2 (44)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Taylor 2 (15)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun (14)
  • 3B - K. Broxton
  • HR - C. Yelich (12)
  • RBI - C. Yelich (47), K. Broxton 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Broxton (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Machado-Hernandez-Bellinger)
  • E - Y. Grandal (6), M. Muncy 2 (9)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Orf-Saladino-Aguilar)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (L, 3-5)6.07410512.641.0910.5
J. Chargois1.20000104.091.363.5
Z. Rosscup0.10000000.000.000.0
Total8.0741061---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (L, 3-5)6.0
J. Chargois1.2
Z. Rosscup0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson4.06222603.811.205.0
C. Burnes (W, 1-0)2.01001300.000.6712.5
J. Hader (H, 15)2.01000401.440.787.0
C. Knebel (S, 12)1.02000003.761.228.0
Total9.010223130---
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson4.0
C. Burnes (W, 1-0)2.0
J. Hader (H, 15)2.0
C. Knebel (S, 12)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kershaw (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 88-61, J. Chargois 18-14, Z. Rosscup 3-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-5, J. Chargois 5-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 26, J. Chargois 6, Z. Rosscup
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Burnes
  • IBB - C. Burnes
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 104-68, C. Burnes 26-18, J. Hader 33-22, C. Knebel 22-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 2-4, C. Burnes 1-1, C. Knebel 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 20, C. Burnes 7, J. Hader 7, C. Knebel 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Broxton tripled to deep right center, Pina scored24
    Pina safe at first on 3rd baseman Muncy fielding error, Braun scored23
    Yelich homered to center22
  • 2ND INNING
    Broxton grounded out to shortstop, Braun scored, Saladino to second21
  • 1ST INNING
    Taylor singled to left, Pederson and Kemp scored, Grandal to second20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Corey Knebel pitching
    • Brett Phillips in right field
    • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hernandez singled to center
    • Chase Utley hit for Zac Rosscup
    • C. Utley: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Utley grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Hernandez out at second
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Forsythe singled to right center
    • M. Machado: Ball, Forsythe to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Justin Turner hit for Yasmani Grandal
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Barnes catching
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Braun grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Saladino grounded out to third
    • Zac Rosscup relieved JT Chargois
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Shaw popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Josh Hader pitching
    • Travis Shaw at third base
    • Logan Forsythe hit for Joc Pederson
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Machado flied out to right
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Kemp doubled to deep right center
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Muncy lined out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • JT Chargois relieved Clayton Kershaw
    • N. Orf: Orf grounded out to third
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cain safe at first on 3rd baseman Muncy fielding error, Cain to second
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Yelich grounded out to first, Cain to third
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Burnes Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Grandal singled to left
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Grandal to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez intentionally walked
    • C. Kershaw: Kershaw grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Yelich homered to center
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Aguilar flied out to deep right
    • R. Braun: Braun doubled to deep right center
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
    • Manny Pina hit for Corbin Burnes
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Pina safe at first on 3rd baseman Muncy fielding error, Braun scored
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Broxton tripled to deep right center, Pina scored
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Kratz grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kershaw walked
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Foul, Pederson singled to center, Kershaw to second
    • M. Machado: Foul, Foul, Machado singled to center, Kershaw to third, Pederson to second
    • Nate Orf at second base
    • Corbin Burnes pitching
    • M. Kemp: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kershaw out at home, Pederson to third, Machado to second, Kershaw out at home, Pederson to third, Machado to second on passed ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Muncy flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Broxton flied out to deep center
    • E. Kratz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kratz singled to left
    • N. Orf: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Orf struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Kratz to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor flied out to center
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez popped out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Braun grounded out to second
    • T. Saladino: Saladino fouled out to first
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Perez grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Kemp: Kemp grounded out to third
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson popped out to second
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain reached on an infield single to third
    • C. Yelich: Yelich singled to right, Cain to third
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Aguilar grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Yelich out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kershaw grounded out to second
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Machado popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Braun reached on catcher's interference
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Foul, Saladino singled to left, Braun to second
    • H. Perez: Foul, Ball, Perez lined out to center, Braun to third
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Broxton grounded out to shortstop, Braun scored, Saladino to second
    • E. Kratz: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kratz grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pederson singled to left
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Machado lined out to right
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Kemp singled to left, Pederson to second
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked, Pederson to third, Kemp to second
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor singled to left, Pederson and Kemp scored, Grandal to second
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Foul, Bellinger reached on an infield single to second, Grandal to third, Taylor to second
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Yelich struck out looking
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)