Adrian Gonzalez Breaks Out Of Slump, Dodgers Edge Brewers To Get Julio Urias First Career Major League Win
Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers met Tuesday for the start of a second series in the last two weeks. Los Angeles took three of four from Milwaukee at Dodger Stadium.

Chas Anderson, who gave up seven runs in 2.1 innings against the Dodgers on June 18, pitched a perfect first inning, retiring the side on just 10 pitches. Julio Urias walked Brewers leadoff man Jonathan Villar, but one pitch later appeared to pick him off first base. However, it was overturned by replay.

Urias threw over once again, and this time successfully picked off the Major League stolen base leader for the first out of the inning. Urias then got a fly out and groundout on a diving play by Adrian Gonzalez to end a scoreless inning.

The Dodgers got on the scoreboard in the top of the second as Adrian Gonzalez and Trayce Thompson both singled to put runners on the corners with none out. Thompson then stole second base and was hit by Jonathan Lucroy’s throw.

The ball rolled away, which allowed Gonzalez to score and Thompson to advance to third base. He then scored on a Yasmani Grandal groundout.

Urias picked up his first strikeout of the game and worked around a walk in the bottom of the second to keep the Dodgers’ 2-0 lead intact. Urias walked a pair in the third inning and it came back to cost him.

With two outs and runners on first and third, Ryan Braun cleared the bases with a game-tying double. The tie didn’t last long, though, as Corey Seager led off the top of the fourth with a triple to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

Gonzalez followed with an RBI double, and he later scored on Joc Pederson’s RBI single. Urias helped his cause with a two-out base hit for his first career Major League hit and RBI. After getting two quick outs in the bottom of the fourth, Urias issued his fifth walk of the game, which set a career high.

He struck out the next batter faced to end the inning, sending the game to fifth with the Dodgers still leading, 5-2. Anderson’s struggles against the Dodgers continued in the top of the fifth as he gave up a leadoff double to Howie Kendrick and then walked Seager before being pulled from the game.

Kendrick later scored on a groundout by Grandal to extend the lead to 6-2. Urias issued a leadoff walk for the third time in five innings. He struck out two of the next three batters to get through the inning without allowing so much as a hit.

Although a break from Urias putting a runner on via walk, the leadoff man reached in the bottom of the sixth as Lucroy jumped on the first pitch he saw for a double. The young lefty completed proceeded to get through the inning without allowing Lucroy to score.

Urias set a career high with 100 pitches and six innings. He allowed two runs, walked six and had six strikeouts. Adam Liberatore picked up a strikeout and needed all of 10 pitches to retire the Brewers in order in the seventh.

With two outs in the eighth inning and runners on second and third base, Gonzalez was intentionally walked. Thompson was unable to cash in, as he grounded out to end the inning. Aaron Hill greeted Pedro Baez with a leadoff single in the bottom of the eighth.

Baez induced Braun into a routine ground ball that Seager bobbled and then threw away to put runners on second and third base with none out. Lucroy then hit a two-run double that cut the Dodgers’ lead to 6-4. Joe Blanton replaced Baez and allowed Lucroy to score on a two-base sacrifice fly.

Pederson made a terrific catch in center field while crashing into the wall but appeared to injure his right shoulder and was removed from the game. Hernan Perez drew a walk and moved into scoring position after Blanton walked Scooter Gennett with one out.

With Perez on the move toward third base, Blanton threw a wild pitch. Grandal retrieved the ball and threw to Blanton in time to get Perez on his attempt to score. Kenley Jansen came on in the ninth and struck out two of three batters faced to convert save opportunity in the Dodgers’ 6-5 victory.