MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Matt Kemp hit his seventh home run of the season and the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.
Andre Ethier and Juan Rivera added RBI singles while Jerry Hairston Jr. made two big late-inning defensive plays for the Dodgers, who lost the first two games of the series on late-game fireworks by the Brewers.
Travis Ishikawa had a double, a single and two RBIs for Milwaukee.
Ryan Braun was 0 for 11 in the three-game series against the Dodgers, striking out in his final two at-bats Thursday.
Javy Guerra pitched a scoreless ninth, his sixth save in seven opportunities this season.
The Brewers have never swept a series of any length from the Dodgers.
With the Dodgers leading 4-3 in the eighth, Hairston made a critical defensive play at third base with a runner on third and two outs. Hairston dove to field a sharp ground ball by Alex Gonzalez, then made a long throw to first from an awkward angle to ...