Dodgers Suffer 3rd Consecutive Loss As Brewers’ Wade Miley Outduels Walker Buehler
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Walker Buehler bounced back from a subpar outing but his lone blemish on the night was enough to sink the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 1-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The result dropped them a half-game back of the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the National League West.


For as strong of a start as Buehler turned in, it was bested by Wade Miley. In his fourth start since returning from an oblique strain and sixth overall game, the veteran left-handed limited the Dodgers to two hits over seven shutout innings.

Miley walked Manny Machado with one out in the first inning but promptly induced Matt Kemp into a double play. Cody Bellinger walked with two outs in the second, and Yasiel Puig followed with a single, but they were stranded by Austin Barnes.

Miley then didn’t allow another baserunner until Barnes’ two-out single in the fifth inning. Miley was later saved by Lorenzo Cain in the bottom of the seventh as he made a leaping catch at the wall in center field to rob Bellinger of a game-tying home run.

Buehler retired eight of the first nine batters faced, only to ultimately be hurt by a failure to end the third inning. Christian Yelich’s infield single seemed innocent enough but it was cashed in by Cain, who before taking a run from the Dodgers pushed one across for the Brewers on an RBI double.

Buehler finished his seven innings of work by retiring 13 of the final 14 batters faced. Buehler’s seven strikeouts tied for his second-most this season.

Deadline-day acquisition Brian Dozier joined his new teammates in the dugout during the top of the ninth inning but an opportunity to pinch-hit or be inserted into the game never presented itself.

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