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Dodgers Beat Brewers, Lohse To Miss Next Start

MILWAUKEE, WI (Learfield-WSAU) The Milwaukee Brewers got crushed by the Los Angeles Dodgers this afternoon, 9-to-2 at Miller Park. Brewers’ starter Wily Peralta lasted only one-and-two-thirds innings, as the Dodgers scored five times in the second.

Peralta walked home two of those runs, giving up back-to-back free passes with the bases loaded. An error by Jean Segura gave L-A another run, after Carl Crawford sparked the rally with a two-run single. In the third inning, Milwaukee relievers ended a string of 20-and-a-third scoreless frames when Alfredo Figaro served up a lead-off homer to Ramon Hernandez. Scott Van Slyke had two R-B-I’s, as the Dodgers took two-of-three in their series with the Crew.

Ryan Braun belted a solo shot to give Milwaukee its first run in the sixth. Jonathan Lucroy added an R-B-I single in the eighth. Peralta took the loss, giving up six runs on seven hits while recording just five outs. He’s now 3-and-5. Hyun-Jin Ryu got the win, giving up two runs on six hits in seven-and-a-third innings. He’s 5-and-2.

The Brewers have now lost 16-of-20 games in May, dropping two-of-six to the Dodgers this season. And for the moment at least, the Crew returned to last place in the National League Central, after starting the day in a tie for the cellar with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs play at third-place Pittsburgh tonight.

The Brewers will have a home series against the Pirates this weekend, after taking tomorrow off. Brewers’ right-hander Kyle Lohse will miss his next start due to irritation in his pitching elbow. Manager Ron Roenicke said today that Mike Fiers will start in Lohse’s place on Saturday afternoon, when the Brewers host Pittsburgh. Roenicke said Lohse started feeling discomfort in the elbow two-to-three starts ago.

The skipper says Lohse could pitch – but because he didn’t have a spring training, the Brewers want to see if a few days off will clear up the problem.

Lohse was a free-agent from Saint Louis – but he never signed with anyone until the final week of Spring Training. The Brewers offered him a three-year deal worth 33-million dollars. Lohse is 1-and-5 so far with a three-point-seven-six E-R-A – and he’s been the victim of a lack of run support in the vast majority of his outings.

The right-hander Fiers is 1-and-2 with an E-R-A of just under six. He picked up a win in relief last night against the Dodgers.