Stripling, Dodgers end 6-game skid with 7-1 win over Brewers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ross Stripling pitched as though he had somewhere else to be.

The former All-Star threw 88 pitches in a career-high eight innings to rescue an overworked bullpen, inducing soft contact rather than dazzling with high velocity, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 Sunday to snap a six-game skid.

Stripling joked about getting everyone home in time for dinner and the final season premiere of HBO's ''Game of Thrones.''

''It's what I ordered,'' manager Dave Roberts said. ''Ross was really good. He mixed up his pitches really well, got ahead of hitters.''

Stripling became the first Dodgers starter to throw eight innings this season when the bullpen has been stressed in the first full month.

''In an ideal world they'd all go eight,'' Roberts said. ''Ross understood our situation and was efficient.''

The Dodgers' rotation has been without Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill since the season began. Hyun-Jin Ryu got hurt earlier in the week when the team lost four straight in St. Louis, putting more pressure on the bullpen. Kershaw is due back Monday and Hill appears to be close behind.

''I don't think any of us got more than five innings,'' Stripling said of the St. Louis series. ''To get through eight, definitely proud of that.''

Joc Pederson and Alex Verdugo homered to help the Dodgers avoid back-to-back sweeps for the first time since 2017 when they last dropped seven games in a row.

Los Angeles leads the National League with 35 home runs and has homered in 15 of 17 games.

Stripling (1-1) earned his first win in his fourth start of the season. The right-hander didn't record his first strikeout until the sixth inning and instead retired 14 of his first 17 batters on flyouts or grounders.

Stripling allowed one run and four hits, struck out three and walked one.

''When you have a pitcher who is hitting his spots and getting groundball outs, it makes it a little bit easier for the hitters,'' Verdugo said. ''He got us up and down quick.''

The Dodgers jumped on Jhoulys Chacin (2-2) in the first inning, taking a 2-0 lead on a two-out RBI single by Verdugo.

Pederson homered with two outs in the second, making it 3-0.

The Dodgers tacked on three runs in the third on Max Muncy's RBI single and a two-run RBI single by Chris Taylor that chased Chacin.

Chacin gave up six runs and six hits in 2 1/3 innings, struck out three and walked three. The right-hander's six earned runs ended a streak of allowing three or fewer over his previous 14 starts since Aug. 8 against San Diego.

''I'm either really good against these guys or really bad,'' Chacin said. ''Walks hurt me today and with their lineup you can't give them walks. I need to make better pitches and I didn't do that.''

Verdugo homered leading off the fifth against Chase Anderson.

The Brewers managed just three hits - a double by Travis Shaw and singles from Chacin and Yasmani Grandal - through the first seven innings.

''Stripling had a great outing,'' Grandal said of his former teammate. ''He threw a lot of backdoor sliders especially to the lefties and he's got four pitches that he throws well.''

Milwaukee's lone run came on pinch-hitter Eric Thames' sacrifice fly in the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Jeremy Jeffress (right shoulder) could be ready to return by Monday or Tuesday. ... RHP Jimmy Nelson (right shoulder surgery) remains in Arizona rehabilitating and no date has been set for his return.

Dodgers: Hill (left knee strain) will make a minor league rehab start Wednesday at either Class A Rancho Cucamonga or Triple-A Oklahoma City. He'll toss four innings and 60 pitches, followed by an inning in the bullpen. ... LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (left groin strain) will throw a 40-pitch bullpen session Monday. ... C Russell Martin (low back inflammation) has yet to be cleared for baseball activities.

GRANDAL VS LA

Grandal hit safely in all three games against his old team in his return to LA. He was 6 for 11 with a homer and two RBI in the series. This month, he's hitting .514 with four homers and seven RBIs.

BRING HIM UP

The Dodgers recalled RHP Josh Sborz from Triple-A Oklahoma City in his first major league promotion since being added to the 40-man roster in November. Sborz has made two appearances for OKC this season, tossing four scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and a walk. The 25-year-old was the 74th overall pick by the Dodgers in the 2015 draft out of Virginia.

The team optioned RHP Dennis Santana to OKC. In three games with the Dodgers this season, he went 0-0 with a 7.20 ERA with six strikeouts and four walks.

BREWERS MOVE

Milwaukee acquired catcher David Freitas from the Seattle Mariners for minor league RHP Sal Biasi.

Freitas appeared in one game with Seattle this season, going 0 for 2 with one run, one RBI and a walk on March 28 against Boston. After being optioned to Triple-A Tacoma the following day, Freitas hit .278 with four runs in six games with the Rainiers.

Biasi has made three relief appearances with Single-A Wisconsin this season. He is 1-0 and hasn't allowed a run in four innings pitched, while striking out five and walking two.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Freddy Peralta (1-0, 6.91 ERA) starts Monday at home against St. Louis. He is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA in three career games (two starts) against the Cardinals.

Dodgers: Kershaw makes his season debut against Cincinnati Monday after left shoulder inflammation limited him in spring training.

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  • W: R. Stripling (1-1)L: J. Chacin (2-2)
  • HR: LAD - J. Pederson (6), A. Verdugo (3)
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  • c-struck out for Grandal in the 9th
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  • a-doubled for Stripling in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Shaw, J. Aguilar (2)
  • SF - E. Thames
  • RBI - E. Thames (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain (7), Y. Grandal, M. Moustakas (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (2), D. Freese (4)
  • HR - J. Pederson (6), A. Verdugo (3)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (10), M. Muncy (12), A. Verdugo 3 (9), C. Taylor 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pederson (3), A. Verdugo 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson 2 (5), A. Pollock 2 (9), M. Muncy (3), C. Taylor (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Bellinger (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (L, 2-2)2.16663316.521.34-12.5
C. Anderson2.24110315.191.502.5
J. Barnes2.00000204.760.887.0
J. Petricka1.01002009.003.000.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (L, 2-2)2.1
C. Anderson2.2
J. Barnes2.0
J. Petricka1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling (W, 1-1)8.04111302.920.9729.5
J. Schultz1.00001200.001.003.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling (W, 1-1)8.0
J. Schultz1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 63-32, C. Anderson 38-24, J. Barnes 21-14, J. Petricka 22-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 4-4, C. Anderson 1-3, J. Barnes 2-1, J. Petricka 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 16, C. Anderson 12, J. Barnes 6, J. Petricka 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 88-59, J. Schultz 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 10-4, J. Schultz 0-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 28, J. Schultz 4
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Y. Grandal C30100001.391.453.6961.1481.0
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M. Moustakas 2B40000022.218.317.527.845-1.0
J. Aguilar 1B31100000.156.278.200.4783.0
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  • b-flied out for Anderson in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Grandal in the 9th
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C. Seager SS50000002.237.357.407.7640.0
C. Bellinger 1B22100310.424.500.9091.4097.5
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A. Verdugo RF41231002.343.343.7141.0579.0
C. Taylor 2B40220012.175.298.300.5984.5
A. Barnes C40000012.278.400.472.872-0.5
R. Stripling P30100011.143.143.143.2860.5
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  • a-doubled for Stripling in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Shaw, J. Aguilar (2)
  • SF - E. Thames
  • RBI - E. Thames (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain (7), Y. Grandal, M. Moustakas (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (2), D. Freese (4)
  • HR - J. Pederson (6), A. Verdugo (3)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (10), M. Muncy (12), A. Verdugo 3 (9), C. Taylor 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pederson (3), A. Verdugo 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson 2 (5), A. Pollock 2 (9), M. Muncy (3), C. Taylor (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Bellinger (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (L, 2-2)2.16663316.521.34-12.5
C. Anderson2.24110315.191.502.5
J. Barnes2.00000204.760.887.0
J. Petricka1.01002009.003.000.0
Total8.01177582---
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (L, 2-2)2.1
C. Anderson2.2
J. Barnes2.0
J. Petricka1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling (W, 1-1)8.04111302.920.9729.5
J. Schultz1.00001200.001.003.0
Total9.0411250---
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling (W, 1-1)8.0
J. Schultz1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 63-32, C. Anderson 38-24, J. Barnes 21-14, J. Petricka 22-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 4-4, C. Anderson 1-3, J. Barnes 2-1, J. Petricka 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 16, C. Anderson 12, J. Barnes 6, J. Petricka 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 88-59, J. Schultz 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 10-4, J. Schultz 0-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 28, J. Schultz 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Thames hit sacrifice fly to right, Aguilar scored, Gamel to third17
  • 5TH INNING
    Verdugo homered to right center07
  • 3RD INNING
    Taylor singled to right, Pollock and Muncy scored06
    Muncy singled to right, Bellinger scored, Pollock to second04
  • 2ND INNING
    Pederson homered to right03
  • 1ST INNING
    Verdugo singled to left center, Bellinger and Pollock scored, Muncy to third02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jaime Schultz pitching
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Perez walked
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw flied out to left
    • Manny Pina hit for Yasmani Grandal
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Perez to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Foul, Aguilar doubled to deep right
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gamel walked
    • O. Arcia: Arcia grounded out to third, Aguilar to third, Gamel to second
    • E. Thames: Thames hit sacrifice fly to right, Aguilar scored, Gamel to third
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jake Petricka pitching
    • Hernan Perez in left field
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Barnes grounded out to first
    • David Freese hit for Ross Stripling
    • D. Freese: Ball, Freese doubled to deep left
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pederson walked
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Seager flied out to center
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bellinger walked, Freese to third, Pederson to second
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Shaw lined out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Grandal popped out to shortstop
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Barnes Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Taylor lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Eric Thames hit for Chase Anderson
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jacob Barnes pitching
    • C. Seager: Seager flied out to deep left
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Aguilar popped out to first
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gamel grounded out to third
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Verdugo homered to right center
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Taylor doubled to deep left
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Barnes lined out to third
    • R. Stripling: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stripling struck out swinging
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson popped out to third
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Yelich grounded out to first
    • T. Shaw: Shaw grounded out to first
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal singled to right
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moustakas popped out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Seager grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Bellinger singled to right center
    • A. Pollock: Foul, Strike looking, Bellinger stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Arcia grounded out to third
    • J. Chacin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chacin singled to left
    • L. Cain: Cain grounded out to second, Chacin out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Pollock singled to deep right center, Bellinger to third
    • M. Muncy: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Muncy singled to right, Bellinger scored, Pollock to second
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo grounded out to catcher, Pollock to third, Muncy to second
    • C. Taylor: Taylor singled to right, Pollock and Muncy scored
    • Chase Anderson relieved Jhoulys Chacin
    • A. Barnes: Barnes popped out to shortstop
    • R. Stripling: Stripling singled to right center, Taylor to third
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Moustakas lined out to shortstop
    • J. Aguilar: Strike swinging, Aguilar lined out to center
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Gamel flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
    • R. Stripling: Stripling grounded out to third
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pederson homered to right
    • C. Seager: Ball, Foul, Seager flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Cain flied out to right
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Yelich fouled out to first
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Shaw doubled to deep right
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Foul, Grandal grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Seager flied out to deep left
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pollock singled to left, Bellinger to second
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Muncy walked, Bellinger to third, Pollock to second
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Verdugo singled to left center, Bellinger and Pollock scored, Muncy to third
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)