The Brewers opened up a 2-0 lead, let it slip away, then rallied to win 9-3 over Dodgers Friday night at Miller Park.
Kyle Lohse pitched a good game for Milwaukee, giving up just one run through six innings of work. Then the bullpen took over for Lohse and promptly gave up two runs to put the Brewers in a 3-2 hole.
The Brewers offense came through in the bottom of the seventh inning. Martin Maldonado laid down a SAC bunt to score Rickie Weeks and tie the game at 3-3. Carlos Gomez came to the plate for an at-bat in which he fell on his backside on a swinging strike. Eventually, Gomez reached first base on a throwing error. Mark Reynolds scored and the Brewers took a 4-3 lead. Gerardo Parra added some insurance with a two-RBI single to center field to take a 6-3 lead.
Rickie Weeks added the icing on the cake with a towering homer to right field. The blast drove in three runs, giving the Brewers a 9-3 win over the Dodgers.
With the win, the Brewers maintain a one-game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates.