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Villar's homer in ninth lifts Brewers past Dodgers, 8-6

With one sweet swing, Jonathan Villar ended Milwaukee's recent road misery.

Villar hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, lifting the Brewers to an 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night in the opener of their four-game series.

Villar launched the first pitch he saw from Pedro Baez (0-2) an estimated 420 feet to straightaway center field for his sixth home run and first career game-winner in the ninth.

The decisive blast snapped a four-game road losing streak for the Brewers, who came in 11-19 away from home.

"I was never nervous in that situation," Villar said. "That's the game. Be ready for...

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