Bellinger robs Yelich, homers off Hader, Dodgers top Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Cody Bellinger saved a run with his glove and nailed down a series-clinching win for the Los Angeles Dodgers with his bat.

After the game, he focused on food.

''We are going to eat some pizza here in a minute,'' Bellinger said when asked what he enjoyed most about the day. ''Pretty hungry, honestly.''

Bellinger reached over the right field wall to rob Christian Yelich in the eighth inning of yet another home run, then hit a solo drive off Josh Hader with two outs in the ninth to lift the Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday.

''I thought he hit it well and then I got to the wall as quick as I could,'' Bellinger said. ''It was so high in the air. You just get at the wall and read it and try to time it.''

Yelich leads the majors with 13 home runs.

Bellinger connected for his 11th home run after pinch hitter Eric Thames launched a three-run homer off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen (2-0) with two outs in the eighth that made it 5-all.

Bellinger hammered a two-strike slider from Hader.

''I just tried to put the barrel on it,'' Bellinger said.

On Friday night, the hard-throwing Hader (0-2) gave up a three-run homer to Enrique Hernandez in the eighth that led Los Angeles to a 5-3 win.

''It just comes down to executing your pitch,'' Hader said. ''Bellinger is swinging a hot bat right now and he made me pay.''

Joc Pederson hit two home runs on his 27th birthday, including a drive to begin the game, and tied a career high with four hits. He scored three times as the Dodgers won for the seventh time in eight games.

Los Angeles took three of four games at Miller Park. Last year, the Dodgers won Game 7 of the NL Championship Series in Milwaukee.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw allowed two hits and two runs in six effective innings in his second start of the season. The lefty opened on the injured list with left shoulder inflammation.

''At times he had every single pitch working, and there were times he really couldn't find it,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''But when he needed to make a pitch he did.''

Pederson homered to straightaway center on the second pitch of the game against Brandon Woodruff. Corey Seager followed with a double and scored on Bellinger's single.

Seager's RBI double in the second extended the lead to 3-0. The cushion grew to 4-0 on Bellinger's run-scoring single.

The Dodgers tacked on another run on Pederson's second homer of the game, a leadoff shot off Woodruff in the fourth.

''We are hitting our stride,'' Pederson said.

After failing to get a hit off Kershaw through four innings, the Brewers broke through in the fifth. Orlando Arcia led off with a triple and Lorenzo Cain homered into the Milwaukee bullpen in left-center with one out to cut the lead to 5-2.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: C Russell Martin (lower back inflammation) will continue to work out with the team and isn't expected to be sent on a rehab assignment, Roberts said. Martin is likely to be activated from the injured list when the team returns to Los Angeles for a three-game series against Pittsburgh starting April 26.

Brewers: 2B Mike Moustakas suffered a fracture to the tip of his right ring finger after a ground ball struck his hand during Saturday night's game. Moustakas said the injury makes it uncomfortable for him to hold a bat. ''If it is going to be really sore, and we have to give him ten days, we will,'' manager Craig Counsell said. ''Right now, we are optimistic enough that we are willing to go day to day.''

ANDERSON GETS ANOTHER START

After holding the Dodgers to one hit and no runs over five innings in a spot start on Friday, Chase Anderson (2-0) will get another start Friday in New York against the Mets.

ROOF OPEN

With a gametime temperature of 72 degrees and sunny skies, the roof at Miller Park was open for the first time in 14 home games this season.

HEAVY LIFTING

Adam Scherr, who wrestles in the WWE under the name Braun Strowman, threw out the first pitch.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: After being off on Monday, Los Angeles will send Kenta Maeda (3-1, 3.80 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday to begin a three-game series at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. Maeda is 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA in two career starts versus the Cubs.

Brewers: Adrian Houser will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio and make his first career start on Monday against the Cardinals in St. Louis.

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  • W: K. Jansen (2-0)L: J. Hader (0-2)
  • HR: LAD - J. Pederson 2 (10), C. Bellinger (11), MIL - L. Cain (3), E. Thames (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF53422010.270.389.7161.10514.5
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Seager SS52310020.265.365.422.7867.0
J. Turner 3B40000113.260.372.286.6580.5
C. Bellinger RF41331110.424.500.8821.38211.5
M. Muncy 1B40000113.233.318.493.8110.5
E. Hernandez 2B30000122.275.370.551.9210.0
A. Verdugo CF30000103.333.358.627.9861.0
A. Barnes C40000011.212.344.346.690-0.5
C. Kershaw P30000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Taylor PH-LF10000010.170.267.264.531-0.5
  • a-struck out for Alexander in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF51121022.295.370.466.8366.0
C. Yelich RF20000200.353.456.8591.3152.0
R. Braun LF41100012.189.221.392.6133.5
Y. Grandal C31100101.338.413.6001.0135.0
J. Aguilar 1B-3B40000004.136.237.167.4040.0
H. Perez 2B20000120.257.316.457.7730.0
a- E. Thames PH-1B11131000.270.300.595.8958.0
T. Shaw 3B-2B40000011.178.277.247.524-0.5
O. Arcia SS41200021.225.276.394.6714.0
B. Woodruff P20000022.556.600.7781.378-1.0
D. Hart P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Pina PH00000000.222.364.278.6411.0
J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hader P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- B. Gamel PH10000010.250.348.325.673-0.5
  • a-homered for Perez in the 8th
  • b-hit by pitch for Hart in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Hader in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Seager 2 (7)
  • HR - J. Pederson 2 (10), C. Bellinger (11)
  • RBI - J. Pederson 2 (16), C. Seager (7), C. Bellinger 3 (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Seager (5), C. Bellinger 2 (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Turner 2 (2), M. Muncy 2 (2), A. Verdugo 3 (3), C. Kershaw
BATTING
  • 3B - O. Arcia
  • HR - L. Cain (3), E. Thames (4)
  • RBI - L. Cain 2 (6), E. Thames 3 (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Thames 3 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Grandal, J. Aguilar 2 (2), B. Woodruff
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Bellinger (4)
  • CS - C. Bellinger (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Braun, Y. Grandal (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Hernandez-Muncy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw6.02224712.770.8516.5
S. Alexander (H, 4)1.01000100.960.962.5
P. Baez (H, 4)0.22220004.610.88-4.0
K. Jansen (W, 2-0) (BS, 1)1.11110313.090.869.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw6.0
S. Alexander (H, 4)1.0
P. Baez (H, 4)0.2
K. Jansen (W, 2-0) (BS, 1)1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff5.27553625.811.483.0
D. Hart1.12002000.002.57-1.0
J. Barnes1.00000303.120.694.5
J. Hader (L, 0-2)1.01110313.750.83-2.5
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff5.2
D. Hart1.1
J. Barnes1.0
J. Hader (L, 0-2)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Alexander
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 92-59, S. Alexander 10-6, P. Baez 14-10, K. Jansen 30-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 6-5, S. Alexander 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 24, S. Alexander 4, P. Baez 4, K. Jansen 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 99-64, D. Hart 28-15, J. Barnes 20-13, J. Hader 14-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 7-4
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 27, D. Hart 7, J. Barnes 3, J. Hader 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF53422010.270.389.7161.10514.5
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Seager SS52310020.265.365.422.7867.0
J. Turner 3B40000113.260.372.286.6580.5
C. Bellinger RF41331110.424.500.8821.38211.5
M. Muncy 1B40000113.233.318.493.8110.5
E. Hernandez 2B30000122.275.370.551.9210.0
A. Verdugo CF30000103.333.358.627.9861.0
A. Barnes C40000011.212.344.346.690-0.5
C. Kershaw P30000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Taylor PH-LF10000010.170.267.264.531-0.5
Total366106351213-----
  • a-struck out for Alexander in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF51121022.295.370.466.8366.0
C. Yelich RF20000200.353.456.8591.3152.0
R. Braun LF41100012.189.221.392.6133.5
Y. Grandal C31100101.338.413.6001.0135.0
J. Aguilar 1B-3B40000004.136.237.167.4040.0
H. Perez 2B20000120.257.316.457.7730.0
a- E. Thames PH-1B11131000.270.300.595.8958.0
T. Shaw 3B-2B40000011.178.277.247.524-0.5
O. Arcia SS41200021.225.276.394.6714.0
B. Woodruff P20000022.556.600.7781.378-1.0
D. Hart P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Pina PH00000000.222.364.278.6411.0
J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hader P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- B. Gamel PH10000010.250.348.325.673-0.5
Total32565241113-----
HITTERSAB
L. Cain CF5
C. Yelich RF2
R. Braun LF4
Y. Grandal C3
J. Aguilar 1B-3B4
H. Perez 2B2
a- E. Thames PH-1B1
T. Shaw 3B-2B4
O. Arcia SS4
B. Woodruff P2
D. Hart P0
b- M. Pina PH0
J. Barnes P0
J. Hader P0
c- B. Gamel PH1
Total32
  • a-homered for Perez in the 8th
  • b-hit by pitch for Hart in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Hader in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Seager 2 (7)
  • HR - J. Pederson 2 (10), C. Bellinger (11)
  • RBI - J. Pederson 2 (16), C. Seager (7), C. Bellinger 3 (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Seager (5), C. Bellinger 2 (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Turner 2 (2), M. Muncy 2 (2), A. Verdugo 3 (3), C. Kershaw
BATTING
  • 3B - O. Arcia
  • HR - L. Cain (3), E. Thames (4)
  • RBI - L. Cain 2 (6), E. Thames 3 (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Thames 3 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Grandal, J. Aguilar 2 (2), B. Woodruff
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Bellinger (4)
  • CS - C. Bellinger (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Braun, Y. Grandal (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Hernandez-Muncy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw6.02224712.770.8516.5
S. Alexander (H, 4)1.01000100.960.962.5
P. Baez (H, 4)0.22220004.610.88-4.0
K. Jansen (W, 2-0) (BS, 1)1.11110313.090.869.5
Total9.06554112---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw6.0
S. Alexander (H, 4)1.0
P. Baez (H, 4)0.2
K. Jansen (W, 2-0) (BS, 1)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff5.27553625.811.483.0
D. Hart1.12002000.002.57-1.0
J. Barnes1.00000303.120.694.5
J. Hader (L, 0-2)1.01110313.750.83-2.5
Total9.010665123---
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff5.2
D. Hart1.1
J. Barnes1.0
J. Hader (L, 0-2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Alexander
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 92-59, S. Alexander 10-6, P. Baez 14-10, K. Jansen 30-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 6-5, S. Alexander 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 24, S. Alexander 4, P. Baez 4, K. Jansen 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 99-64, D. Hart 28-15, J. Barnes 20-13, J. Hader 14-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 7-4
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 27, D. Hart 7, J. Barnes 3, J. Hader 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Bellinger homered to right65
  • 8TH INNING
    Thames homered to center, Braun and Grandal scored55
  • 5TH INNING
    Cain homered to center, Arcia scored52
  • 4TH INNING
    Pederson homered to right50
  • 2ND INNING
    Bellinger singled to shallow center, Seager scored, Turner to third40
    Seager doubled to left center, Pederson scored30
  • 1ST INNING
    Bellinger singled to shallow left center, Seager scored20
    Pederson homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Josh Hader relieved Jacob Barnes
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bellinger homered to right
    • M. Muncy: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Jansen Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Ben Gamel hit for Josh Hader
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Cain struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jacob Barnes pitching
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
    • Chris Taylor hit for Scott Alexander
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich flied out to deep right
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Braun reached on an infield single to third
    • Y. Grandal: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Grandal singled to shallow right center, Braun to second
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Aguilar popped out to second
    • Eric Thames hit for Hernan Perez
    • Kenley Jansen relieved Pedro Baez
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Braun stole third Grandal stole second,, Foul, Ball, Thames homered to center, Braun and Grandal scored
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Shaw popped out to third
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Hart Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Muncy lined out to right
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Bellinger caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Verdugo lined out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Scott Alexander relieved Clayton Kershaw
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Manny Pina hit for Donnie Hart
    • M. Pina: Ball, Pina hit by pitch, Arcia to second
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain grounded out to second, Pina out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Barnes grounded out to first
    • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kershaw struck out swinging
    • Donnie Hart relieved Brandon Woodruff
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Pederson reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Seager: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Seager singled to shallow right, Pederson to third
    • J. Turner: Turner flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grandal flied out to right
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Aguilar lined out to second
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Foul tip, Perez struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Muncy grounded out to first
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Verdugo grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Arcia tripled to deep right
    • B. Woodruff: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Woodruff struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Cain homered to center, Arcia scored
    • C. Yelich: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Yelich grounded out to first
    • R. Braun: Braun lined out to right
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Pederson homered to right
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Seager struck out on foul tip
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner flied out to deep center
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Aguilar grounded out to third
    • H. Perez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Shaw grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Verdugo walked
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Barnes popped out to second
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Kershaw popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich walked
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grandal lined out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Barnes grounded out to third
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kershaw struck out swinging
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Pederson singled to shallow center
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager doubled to left center, Pederson scored
    • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bellinger singled to shallow center, Seager scored, Turner to third
    • M. Muncy: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt to third, Foul, Ball, Bellinger stole second, Ball, Foul, Muncy grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw reached on fielder's choice to second, Perez out at second
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • B. Woodruff: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Woodruff struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson homered to center
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager doubled to left center
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Turner grounded out to second, Seager to third
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Foul, Bellinger singled to shallow left center, Seager scored
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Muncy walked, Bellinger to second
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Hernandez struck out on foul tip
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Verdugo flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Yelich walked
    • R. Braun: Ball, Braun reached on fielder's choice to third, Yelich out at second
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grandal walked, Braun to second
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Aguilar flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)