Expert pitching from Zach Davies brings home Brewers win

Bernie Brewer at Home Game
Bernie Brewer at Home Game

MILWAUKEE- Pitching seven innings without a single run from the Dodgers, Zach Davies helped the Brewers close out Sunday’s game with a 3-0 win. Home runs from Eric Thames and Domingo Santana led to victory. The Brewers will continue to play at home, with a four-game series against the Giants scheduled for this week.

Adam McCalvy and Ken Gurnick at report:

Zach Davies pitched into the seventh inning without allowing a run, Eric Thames and Domingo Santana homered and this time the Brewers bullpen held firm, helping avoid a Dodgers sweep with a 3-0 win on Sunday at Miller Park.

Thames’ first-inning home run off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda was his first at home since May 9 against the Red Sox, and when Eric Sogard singled home a run in the second inning, Davies had a 2-0 lead. The right-hander did not allow a hit untilYasmani Grandal‘s infield single in the fifth, and he did not allow a runner past first base until the seventh.

Brewers closer Corey Knebel, who’d suffered blown saves in each of his two previous appearances at home including Friday’s series opener against the Dodgers, navigated the ninth for his fifth save. It sealed the Brewers’ second shutout victory this season, and their first at home since a 7-0 win over the Dodgers last June 29.