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LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Sweep Brewers

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LA Dodgers defeat Milwaukee Brewers 7-1. The fear was that with Manny Ramirez sitting for a day game after a night game, the streaking Dodgers would ground to a halt. It really looked that way with the Dodgers holding the slim 2-1 lead after five innings until Casey Blake belted a two-run homer off of Brewers’ starter Yovani Gallardo (L, 11-6) in the sixth inning. The Dodgers capitalized on the Brewers generosity in the seventh inning with RBI singles by Ryan Theriot and Reed Johnson with another run scoring thanks to a wild pitch by the hard running reliever Todd Coffey. This marks the Dodgers’ first sweep since they swept the Giants on June 28-30. With Chad Billingsley’s right calf still bothering him, Carlos Monasterios made the spot start going 4 1/3 innings giving up a run on Prince Fielder’s solo blast in the fourth inning that tied the game. Thanks to the Dodgers offense Ronald Belisario (W, 2-1) got the win.