Brewers: Junior Guerra masterful against Dodgers
MILWAUKEE — Junior Guerra allowed two hits over eight innings, Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer and a two-run double and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run shot to carry the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night, spoiling the major league debut of Brock Stewart.
Braun’s two-run homer off Chris Hatcher in the seventh inning gave Guerra some extra cushion, but the 31-year-old rookie right-hander didn’t need it.
Guerra (5-1) allowed Corey Seager’s double in the first and Yasiel Puig’s single in the fifth. After he walked Adrian Gonzalez in the first, Guerra retired 21 of the next 23 batters, striking out seven.
Guerra received a no-decision at Dodger Stadium on June 16 in his previous start against the Dodgers. He allowed five runs and five hits over 5 1/3 innings then.
Los Angeles selected Stewart’s contract before the game, making him the ninth pitcher to start for the Dodgers this season and fourth to make his major league debut.