Hernandez’s 3-run homer lifts Dodgers past Brewers 5-3
By RICH ROVITO
MILWAUKEE — Enrique Hernandez lined a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Friday night for their sixth consecutive win.
Hernandez’s home run, his fifth of the season, came on an 0-2 pitch from Brewers closer Josh Hader (0-1), who surrendered two walks in the inning.
Five Dodgers relievers combined to limit Milwaukee to one run over the final 4 1/3 innings. Pedro Baez (1-1) got the win and Kenley Jensen got the last three outs for his seventh save.
The Brewers immediately jumped on Dodgers starter Ross Stripling. Lorenzo Cain led off the first with a single for his 1,000th career hit. Christian Yelich then lofted a 408-foot homer into the second deck in right, his major league-leading 11th of the season, to stake Milwaukee to a 2-0 lead.
The Dodgers cut the lead to 2-1 in the second on Alex Verdugo’s run-scoring double off Jhoulys Chacin.
Cody Bellinger’s sacrifice fly in the third tied the score.