Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee Brewers received a dominant pitching performance from 31-year-old rookie Junior Guerra and a combined seven RBI’s from Ryan Braun and Kirk Nieuwenhuis in a 7-0 Milwaukee win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park on Wednesday.
Guerra improved to 5-1 in his rookie season by giving up just two hits over eight innings, while striking out seven Dodger hitters. Michael Blazek completed the combined two-hit shutout with a perfect ninth inning.
The Brewers did most of their offensive damage in the second inning, jumping over Dodger rookie Brock Stewart for five runs, three of which came on a three-run jack from Nieuwenhuis. Braun added his own round tripper in the seventh inning to round out the scoring.
With the two teams splitting the first two games, the Brewers will look for a series victory as Zach Davies takes the hill Thursday at 1:10 for a matinee first pitch.