Brewers hand Dodgers 6th straight loss, 4-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) Zach Davies is off to a strong start for the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing three earned runs in 17 2/3 innings so far.

After being limited to 13 games because of shoulder and back injuries last season, Davies has helped the Brewers race to a 10-3 mark against National League competition.

He got support from home runs by Mike Moustakas and Orlando Arcia in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

''This was more than a steady performance,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''This was Zach at his best and doing what he does really well.''

The Dodgers, who dropped their sixth straight, didn't have a hit after pinch-hitter Alex Verdugo's leadoff single in the fifth inning. Davies and Junior Guerra combined to retire the final 14 batters.

''Just attacking hitters, not shying away from that,'' Davies said. ''Being healthy does help, too.''

Moustakas went deep for his first career homer at Dodger Stadium on Caleb Ferguson's first pitch in the second. Arcia homered off reliever Dennis Santana to begin the fourth, making it 2-0.

The Brewers managed nine hits and won their second straight on a night when Christian Yelich was hitless in five at-bats. Yelich failed to reach base in a game for the first time this season, snapping his 27-game on-base streak.

Former Dodger Yasmani Grandal had two hits, making him 5-for-8 in the series.

Davies allowed one run and eight hits in seven innings. The right-hander struck out six and walked none.

Milwaukee turned three double plays.

''It was great,'' Davies said. ''Weak contact, ball on the ground, that is my favorite thing. Getting it hit at a guy was helpful, too.''

Davies tried to make a play on a comebacker by A.J. Pollock leading off the game, leaving his ring finger and pinkie on his right hand numb.

''I was just trying to get the feeling back in my fingers after the first couple of pitches and just manage that there didn't get any swelling in there, and stay loose the rest of the game,'' he said.

Guerra earned his first career save.

Cody Bellinger hit his NL-leading ninth homer in the fourth on his bobblehead night, leaving the Dodgers trailing 2-1. Their 33 homers top the NL.

''We just couldn't build on that momentum,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''We're going to be fine. It'll turn. We've been in this spot many times over.''

Travis Shaw's single down the right-field line scored two more runs in the fifth, extending Milwaukee's lead to 4-1. Former Dodger Yasmani Grandal opened the inning by getting hit by a pitch before Moustakas singled and Jesus Aguilar walked to load the bases.

''Obviously, I have been struggling and trying to work through some things, but tonight felt pretty good,'' Shaw said. ''To get another shot with the bases loaded there in the fifth was big.''

Ferguson (1-1) started in a bullpen game for the Dodgers, who put Hyun Jin-Ryu on the injured list earlier in the week with a groin injury. They ran through a total of six pitchers.

Ferguson allowed one run and four hits in 2 2/3 innings. The left-hander struck out two and walked two.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Shaw (right hand) returned to the starting lineup after sitting out Friday. He was hit by a pitch in the second inning Wednesday against the Angels. ... RHP Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) was set to pitch one inning for Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday night.

Dodgers: 1B Max Muncy returned to the lineup after being out Friday. He took a groundball off his right index finger while playing 2B on Thursday in St. Louis and the finger swelled and blistered.

EJECTED FROM AFAR

Dodgers C Russell Martin was ejected for comments from the bench in the fourth by home plate umpire Jeremie Rehak. C Austin Barnes struck out looking to end the inning, stranding runners on second and third when Martin let loose.

''We thought it was off the plate,'' Roberts said. ''That was a big spot.''

GOING LONG

The Dodgers have homered in 28 straight home games, dating to Aug. 21, which is second-most in MLB history. The record is 32 set by Colorado.

Bellinger is a big part of the streak. He's smashed seven homers at home so far this season.

BIRTHDAY BOY

Brewers CF Lorenzo Cain turned 33 on Saturday. He was hitless in four at-bats with a walk.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (2-1, 4.24 ERA) is 5-5 with a 4.96 ERA in 12 regular-season games (11 starts) at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers: RHP Ross Stripling (0-1, 3.78) took his first loss in St. Louis after allowing four earned runs on five hits in five innings.

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  • W: Z. Davies (2-0)L: C. Ferguson (0-1)S: J. Guerra (1)
  • HR: MIL - M. Moustakas (5), O. Arcia (3), LAD - C. Bellinger (9)
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M. Moustakas 2B42211101.235.339.569.9089.0
H. Perez 2B00000000.261.292.522.8130.0
J. Aguilar 1B20100210.143.275.167.4412.5
T. Shaw 3B40220014.186.340.256.5953.5
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  • a-struck out for Davies in the 8th
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E. Hernandez 2B40100002.320.407.6401.0471.0
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C. Taylor LF-SS30100021.139.279.250.5292.0
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  • a-singled for Garcia in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Grandal (2)
  • HR - M. Moustakas (5), O. Arcia (3)
  • RBI - M. Moustakas (9), T. Shaw 2 (5), O. Arcia (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain 2 (6), T. Shaw 2 (6)
BATTING
  • HR - C. Bellinger (9)
  • RBI - C. Bellinger (22)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hernandez (7), A. Barnes 2 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Taylor
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (W, 2-0)7.08110611.531.3025.0
J. Guerra (S, 1)2.00000001.800.7013.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (W, 2-0)7.0
J. Guerra (S, 1)2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Ferguson (L, 0-1)2.24112211.001.33-5.0
D. Santana1.13333417.202.00-4.0
Y. Garcia1.00000209.391.704.0
S. Alexander2.01000101.350.755.5
P. Baez1.00000104.501.003.5
J. Schultz1.01000000.001.002.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 94-59, J. Guerra 29-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 11-3, J. Guerra 5-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 26, J. Guerra 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Ferguson 51-36, D. Santana 45-23, Y. Garcia 9-7, S. Alexander 21-15, P. Baez 14-10, J. Schultz 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Ferguson 4-2, D. Santana 0-1, Y. Garcia 0-1, S. Alexander 5-0, P. Baez 1-1, J. Schultz 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Ferguson 14, D. Santana 11, Y. Garcia 3, S. Alexander 7, P. Baez 3, J. Schultz 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF40000104.317.382.450.8321.0
C. Yelich RF50000011.345.443.6721.115-0.5
R. Braun LF50100011.208.222.415.6370.5
Y. Grandal C41200011.395.460.7211.1814.5
M. Moustakas 2B42211101.235.339.569.9089.0
H. Perez 2B00000000.261.292.522.8130.0
J. Aguilar 1B20100210.143.275.167.4412.5
T. Shaw 3B40220014.186.340.256.5953.5
O. Arcia SS41111024.222.286.444.7305.0
Z. Davies P20000122.143.250.143.3930.0
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  • a-struck out for Davies in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF40000012.242.290.339.629-0.5
C. Seager SS40000002.259.385.444.8290.0
J. Schultz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Turner 3B40100000.283.366.317.6831.0
C. Bellinger RF41211010.422.479.9221.4016.5
E. Hernandez 2B40100002.320.407.6401.0471.0
M. Muncy 1B30100001.261.345.565.9111.0
C. Taylor LF-SS30100021.139.279.250.5292.0
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S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Garcia in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Grandal (2)
  • HR - M. Moustakas (5), O. Arcia (3)
  • RBI - M. Moustakas (9), T. Shaw 2 (5), O. Arcia (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain 2 (6), T. Shaw 2 (6)
BATTING
  • HR - C. Bellinger (9)
  • RBI - C. Bellinger (22)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hernandez (7), A. Barnes 2 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Taylor
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (W, 2-0)7.08110611.531.3025.0
J. Guerra (S, 1)2.00000001.800.7013.0
Total9.0811061---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (W, 2-0)7.0
J. Guerra (S, 1)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Ferguson (L, 0-1)2.24112211.001.33-5.0
D. Santana1.13333417.202.00-4.0
Y. Garcia1.00000209.391.704.0
S. Alexander2.01000101.350.755.5
P. Baez1.00000104.501.003.5
J. Schultz1.01000000.001.002.0
Total9.09445102---
PITCHERSIP
C. Ferguson (L, 0-1)2.2
D. Santana1.1
Y. Garcia1.0
S. Alexander2.0
P. Baez1.0
J. Schultz1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 94-59, J. Guerra 29-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 11-3, J. Guerra 5-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 26, J. Guerra 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Ferguson 51-36, D. Santana 45-23, Y. Garcia 9-7, S. Alexander 21-15, P. Baez 14-10, J. Schultz 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Ferguson 4-2, D. Santana 0-1, Y. Garcia 0-1, S. Alexander 5-0, P. Baez 1-1, J. Schultz 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Ferguson 14, D. Santana 11, Y. Garcia 3, S. Alexander 7, P. Baez 3, J. Schultz 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Shaw singled to right, Grandal and Moustakas scored, Aguilar to second41
  • 4TH INNING
    Bellinger homered to right21
    Arcia homered to left center20
  • 2ND INNING
    Moustakas homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jaime Schultz pitching
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Braun flied out to deep right
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Grandal singled to right
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Foul, Moustakas grounded out to second, Grandal out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Hernan Perez at second base
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Turner grounded out to third
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Foul, Bellinger grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Baez relieved Scott Alexander
    • Eric Thames hit for Zach Davies
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Thames struck out looking
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain flied out to right
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Yelich grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Junior Guerra pitching
    • Joc Pederson hit for Pedro Baez
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pederson grounded out to first
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pollock grounded out to third
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Seager lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • S. Alexander Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Moustakas grounded out to first
    • J. Aguilar: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw singled to right
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Shaw out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Muncy lined out to center, In play
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Barnes struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Scott Alexander pitching
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Yelich grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Braun grounded out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner grounded out to third
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez lined out to right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Santana Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grandal hit by pitch
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Moustakas singled to right, Grandal to second
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aguilar walked, Grandal to third, Moustakas to second
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Shaw singled to right, Grandal and Moustakas scored, Aguilar to second
    • Yimi Garcia relieved Dennis Santana
    • O. Arcia: Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Arcia struck out on foul tip
    • Z. Davies: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Davies struck out bunting foul
    • L. Cain: Cain flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Alex Verdugo hit for Yimi Garcia
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Verdugo singled to left
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pollock struck out looking
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager grounded out to shortstop, Verdugo out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Santana Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia homered to left center
    • Z. Davies: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davies struck out looking
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cain walked
    • C. Yelich: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger homered to right
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez singled to left
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy lined out to right
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor singled to right, Hernandez to third
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Taylor stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Ferguson Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Yelich lined out to first
    • R. Braun: Foul, Foul, Foul, Braun grounded out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Grandal doubled to deep center
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moustakas walked
    • Dennis Santana relieved Caleb Ferguson
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Grandal to third, Moustakas to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Aguilar walked
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Santana singled to left
    • A. Pollock: Pollock flied out to deep left
    • C. Seager: Seager grounded out to shortstop, Santana out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Ferguson Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas homered to center
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Aguilar singled to left
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Shaw flied out to deep center
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Z. Davies: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davies walked, Aguilar to second
    • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Cain lined out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Muncy singled to shallow right center
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Barnes grounded out to second, Muncy out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Ferguson Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Yelich grounded out to second
    • R. Braun: Foul, Foul, Braun singled to left
    • Y. Grandal: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Pollock grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager flied out to left
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Turner reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Foul, Bellinger singled to right, Turner to second
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Bellinger out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)