The Los Angeles Dodgers will take on the Milwaukee Brewers in hopes of avoiding a three-game sweep, as the Dodgers fell to the Brewers 9-3 on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday.
Clayton Kershaw will take the mound in search of his 14th win of the season. The dominance of Kershaw has resulted in him not losing a game since May 28. He did not earn a win in his last outing against the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim, but threw seven innings while giving up only three runs and striking out seven.
Jimmy Nelson will take the mound for the Brewers, as he has posted a 2-2 record with a 4.20 ERA on the year. Nelson, a second round draft pick by the Brewers in 2010, has made six total starts for the Brewers in his career. In his last start, the right-hander threw seven innings while giving up three runs and striking out five against the San Francisco Giants.
The Dodgers’ offense has struggled against the Brewers this series, but will look to regain form in the third game of this three-game set. Adrian Gonzalez has been one of the hotter hitters for the Dodgers, as he went 2-for-4 with a home run on Saturday. The 10-year veteran in hitting .266 with 17 home runs and 77 RBI on the year.
Outfielder Matt Kemp and second baseman Dee Gordon also chipped in for a hit each.
The Brewers continue their hot hitting, as they have scored a combined 13 runs this series. Catcher Johnathon Lucroy, who is in the mix for the National League Most Valuable PLayer award, continues his tear at the plate. The All-Star went 3-for-4 in Saturday’s contest which raised his average to .312. Fellow All-Star Aramis Ramirez matched Lucroy’s 3-for-4 night and tacked on an RBI, as well.
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game and center fielder Yasiel Puig was given a day off.
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