Hader takes mound, Brewers win

By GENARO C. ARMAS

AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich hit a tying homer off Clayton Kershaw in a three-run sixth inning and Milwaukee snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-2 win Saturday over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Brewers reliever Josh Hader struck out four in two scoreless innings during his first appearance since his racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. Hader, who has apologized for the years-old social media messages, received an ovation from the crowd after he was introduced.

Hader’s work highlighted five scoreless innings from the Milwaukee bullpen, though closer Corey Knebel provided a couple of nervous moments in the ninth.

Knebel allowed a two-out single to Logan Forsythe, bringing up the potential tying run in Manny Machado, who bounced out to end it.

The Brewers’ bats caught up to Kershaw in the sixth, when Yelich led off with a first-pitch homer for a 2-2 tie. Another run scored on an error, and Keon Broxton added an RBI triple.

Kershaw (3-5) allowed seven hits and four runs in six innings, though only one was earned.