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Aggressive Brewers fall to Dodgers, Kershaw 5-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm •  Published: August 10, 2014
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Nelson could be in line to start against Kershaw again on Friday when the Brewers start a three-game series in Los Angeles. Consider Sunday a learning experience for the rookie.

"I just have to get the ball in the zone earlier in the count and force them to have early swings," Nelson said.

JUST OK

Kershaw extended his winning streak to 11 games, though Sunday's game counted as a struggle for him.

"It was a struggle for him all day long. It felt like he was working hard but he kept battling and giving us chances," manager Don Mattingly said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

DODGERS: Shortstop Hanley Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right rib cage muscle retroactive to Saturday. Mattingly said the team was being overly cautious, and that Ramirez may need just the minimum time to recover.

BREWERS: Matt Garza, placed on the disabled list on Aug. 5 for a left rib cage muscle strain, won't start throwing again until he is "completely pain free," Roenicke said. He added that Garza will likely need more than 15 days to return.

UP NEXT

DODGERS: Dan Haren (9-9) is the scheduled starter Monday in Atlanta, though Mattingly said newly-acquired right-hander Kevin Correia (5-13) would likely make a start to give the rest of the rotation extra rest. Los Angeles is in the midst of a 20-day stretch without a day off.

BREWERS: Milwaukee assured itself of a winning homestand against top NL West teams San Francisco and Los Angeles after taking the first two games against the Dodgers. Roenicke promised the team's focus wouldn't change when a four-game series starts Monday against the last-place Cubs in Chicago. Yovani Gallardo (6-6) gets the start.

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