LOS ANGELES (WSAU) - Two-run homers by Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado erased a 3-2 deficit and gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 6-4 win at Los Angeles last night.
The home run by Gomez wiped out the lead in the seventh, then Maldonado gave the Brewers some breathing room in the eighth. Milwaukee tries to win the rubber game today. That comeback victory ruined an auspicious major league debut by rookie Matt Magill. He only got to Dodger Stadium a couple of hours before the first pitch. He was obviously nervous in the first inning, but settled down to stop Milwaukee with seven strikeouts in six and two-thirds innings. Magill retired 12 of the last 13 batters he faced. His bullpen blew the lead.
It was a quality start for Milwaukee lefty Wily Peralta. He went six innings, allowing six hits and three runs to earn his first victory. Jim Henderson picked up his sixth save.
Kyle Lohse pitches today for the Brewers. He’ll be facing Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw in the game starting at 3:10 p.m. Central time.