Game roundup: Kershaw's unbeaten run ends as Brewers defeat Dodgers
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Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers
defeated Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Saturday before 50,849 fans
at Dodger Stadium.
The Brewers ended Kershaw's unbeaten run at 13 games and defeated Los Angeles (70-55) for the second night in a row. The Brewers have won four of five meetings between the two this season and captured 11 of their last 15 games at Dodger Stadium. They can sweep the series with a win Sunday.
The National League Central-leading Brewers beat Kershaw (14-3), who had a career-best streak of 11 straight wins and a 1.16 ERA since June 2. Kershaw, who hadn't lost since May 28, when the Cincinnati Reds claimed a 3-2 decision, started well before the Brewers carved out three runs via the long ball. Kershaw, though, went the distance, striking out 11 with no walks on five hits and 97 pitches (71 strikes).
Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo (8-6) had a strong outing and recorded his second win over the Dodgers in eight career starts. Gallardo had a 1-4 record with a 5.98 ERA in seven previous starts, but in this outing, he outdueled the seemingly invincible Kershaw and limited the NL West's top club to a run on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk on 96 pitches (58 strikes).
Closer Francisco Rodriguez gave up a solo homer to right fielder Matt Kemp in the ninth before earning his 38th save and 342nd of his career, giving him sole possession of 10th place all time.
Yankees 3, Rays 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Derek Jeter drove a single just past the outstretched glove of second baseman Logan Forsythe to score Brett Gardner from second base in the top of the ninth inning and the New York Yankees edged Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.
Jeter's RBI came after Gardner reached second base on a base hit and a throwing error by Forsythe.
The Yankees ended a five-game skid overall, tied for their longest of the season, and a five-game losing streak to the Rays. Starting pitchers Drew Smyly of the Rays and Shane Greene of the Yankees were both effective, but neither figured in the final decision.
Giants 6, Phillies 5
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rookie Joe Panik tripled and scored on Gregor Blanco's single in the eighth inning, capping a comeback that lifted San Francisco past Philadelphia.
After losing 5-3 in 10 innings in the opener of the three-game series Friday night and falling behind 5-1 Saturday, the Giants used a four-run sixth and Blanco's second of two run-scoring singles to win for just the second time in the past eight games.
The loss was the third in four games for the Phillies on their five-game California swing that concludes Sunday.
Marlins 2, Diamondbacks 1
MIAMI -- Marcell Ozuna scored the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning to lead Miami to a win over Arizona at Marlins Park.