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Kershaw clamps down Crew

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw pumps his fist as the Dodgers defeat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 during their MLB Nati
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw pumps his fist as the Dodgers defeat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 during their MLB Nati

Home cooking isn't helping either.  After a dreadful 2-8 road trip that saw the Milwaukee Brewers slide into the basement of the National League Central Division, the Crew returned to Miller Park Monday night, welcoming the Los Angeles Dodgers to town. Clayton Kershaw spoiled the return by pitching a complete game, three hitter, leading the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory before 28,287 fans.  The former Cy Young winner entered the game with a 1.40 ERA and lowered it to 1.35, recording his 22nd straight game without giving up more than three earned runs.   The lefthander gave up three singles, two to Ryan Braun, he walked only one batter and struck out five.   The lone walk, to Rickie Weeks, cost him his only run as Weeks scored on a Nori Aoki groundout in the third inning that tied the score at 1.  Andre Either gave the Dodgers with an early lead, tripling over the head of Aoki in the top of the second.  Yovani Gallardo was given the ball to help turn the team around and while he wasn't bad, he wasn't good enough, working six innings, giving up eight hits and three runs, striking out a season high seven batters.  Either hit a handing slider over the right field wall for a solo home in the 4th inning and Matt Kemp led off the 6th with another solo shot, only the second of the season for the All-Star outfielder.  Gallardo fell to 3-4 with the loss.  The horrific month continues as Milwaukee lost for the 15th time in 18 games in May.   The Brewers (17-26) will send Hiram Burgos to the mound in game two of the series Tuesday night, against former Brewer Zack Greinke.  Pre-game coverage begins at 6:35 PM on WTAQ.

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