Christian Yelich hit two more home runs Saturday, giving him eight in his last six games, as the Milwaukee Brewers ended a three-game losing streak with a convincing 5-0 victory Saturday over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers.
Yelich went deep in both the third and sixth innings against Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryan Braun also hit a home run for the Brewers, who had lost their last three games against the Dodgers going back to a series at Los Angeles last weekend.
The high-powered Dodgers offense was held to just two hits in the game and just one hit over five innings against Brewers spot starter Chase Anderson. Los Angeles saw its six-game winning streak come to an end.
Los Angeles, which leads the National League with 130 runs, was shut out for the second time this season. The Dodgers and Brewers are now tied atop the NL with 41 home runs each.
Anderson, who had worked 10 innings exclusively out of the bullpen this season, was able to keep the Dodgers off balance through 82 pitches. After starting 30 games last season, he made a convincing bid to return to a starting role.
Yelich and Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger entered the four-game series on Thursday tied for the NL lead with nine home runs each. While Bellinger has one in the series, Yelich has unloaded on Dodgers pitching with four homers in three games.
The reigning NL MVP also had four home runs in a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this week, including a three-homer game Monday.
Ryu (2-1) gave up two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings with one walk and nine strikeouts in his return from the injured list. He was out with a left groin strain.
Anderson (2-0) won his first game as starter since Aug. 26 of last season against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The right-hander gave up two walks with five strikeouts.
Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas, who had one hit in three at-bats, left the game before the bottom of the seventh inning with right hand discomfort.
The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson led off the game with a single and Los Angeles did not get its next hit until Corey Seager singled with two outs in the sixth inning.
—Field Level Media