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Dodgers blow early lead, lose 6-3 to Brewers

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 16, 2014 at 2:12 am •  Published: August 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke threw 99 pitches in just five innings, a total boosted by a season high-tying five walks. He still left with a 2-0 lead.

The bullpen couldn't hold it, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 6-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders.

"His stuff was really good, so we couldn't hit him," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "But surprisingly, he walked people, which he doesn't usually do."

Facing the Brewers for his second straight start, Greinke allowed two hits and struck out six while equaling his second-shortest outing of the season. The right-hander struggled with his control, giving up two-out walks three times.

"I wasn't really sharp," he said. "It's mainly not attacking enough."

The Dodgers are 1-3 against the Brewers this season, and 3-7 at home against them since 2011.

Yasiel Puig went 3 for 4 and had a pair of RBI singles that pushed across the NL West leaders' first two runs. He scored on Matt Kemp's sacrifice fly to make it 5-3 in the eighth.

Pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning for the Brewers.

Brandon Kintzler (2-3) got the victory, giving up one hit in one inning of relief.

The NL Central-leading Brewers scored five runs in the eighth off Jamey Wright (4-3), who gave up four hits and walked one.

"I'm the reason why we lost this game," Wright said.

Milwaukee tied the score 2-all on Scooter Gennett's RBI single and Khris Davis' run-scoring double after Wright allowed four consecutive hits, Milwaukee's first since getting two hits in the first inning.

Brandon League struck out pinch-hitter Rickie Weeks before Overbay doubled to left, scoring Gennett, Davis and Mark Reynolds, who was intentionally walked, for a 5-2 lead.

Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 37th save.

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