Posted April 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
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 RBI 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 end the inning. Br...
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