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Brewers knock out Kershaw

Already ahead, 2-1. the Milwaukee Brewers sent Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw to an early shower in the fourth inning.

Catcher Manny Pina led off with a walk — he appeared to catch a break on a pitch that could have been called Strike 3 — and No. 8 hitter Orlando Arcia followed with a liner to left-center. Pina was set to stop at second, but left-fielder Chris Taylor allowed the ball to get past him, moving Pina to third and Arcia to second.

Domingo Santana, pinch-hitting for pitcher Brandon Woodruff — who homered to lead off the third — lined a single to left to score both Pina and Arcia and give Milwaukee a 4-1 lead. That sent Dodgers manager Dave Roberts to the mound to get Kershaw, who threw 74 pitches while recording just nine outs.

Ryan Madson relieved Kershaw and allowed a two-out single to Ryan Braun that scored Santana to make it 5-1. Santana had stolen second with one out. He was originally called out, but the Brewers won a replay challenge. Madson finally ended the inning by getting Jesus Auilar on a soft liner to second.

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