The Milwaukee Brewers went into Dodger Stadium on Monday night facing the hottest team in baseball, and they were able to shut them down in a huge 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Eric Lauer has dominated the Dodgers throughout his big league career and that continued here, with Lauer going five scoreless innings and scattering five hits on 98 pitches.
He got some run support in the 4th inning when Luis Urias, who entered the game for an injured Mike Brosseau, slugged his 14th home run of the year, a solo shot off Julio Urias. That gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead and for a while, it looked like that was all they would get.
The Brewers bullpen locked it down with Peter Strzelecki, Hoby Milner, Matt Bush, and Jason Alexander keeping the Dodgers off the board the rest of the way.
The offense got them some insurance in the top of the 9th inning. Willy Adames led off with a double, followed by a double from Christian Yelich to make it a 2-0 lead. A pair of fly balls moved Yelich to third and then home for a 3-0 lead. Keston Hiura wasn't ready to let it stop there and he crushed a solo home run to left-center, his third long ball in two days, to give the Brewers a 4-0 lead.
This was the first time all season the Dodgers have been shut out at home and just their fourth loss in the month of August. Three of those four losses are to the Brewers.
The Crew will look to make it back to back wins on Tuesday night with reigning NL Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes (9-5, 2.48 ERA) on the mound against Tony Gonsolin (15-1, 2.12 ERA) of the Dodgers.