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Brewers Use Defense & Solo HRs to Beat Dodgers


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Randy Wolf tossed eight effective innings and the Milwaukee Brewers turned a triple play as part of a superb defensive effort in a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy and Corey Hart homered for the NL Central-leading Brewers, who have won 17 of 19 and have a six-game lead over second-place St. Louis after the Cardinals lost 6-2 at Pittsburgh.

Milwaukee converted four double plays and threw out two runners at home, including one on the triple play.

In the second, James Loney hit a grounder that second baseman Josh Wilson grabbed up the middle, flipping the ball out of his glove to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt. Betancourt threw to Prince Fielder at first and Fielder fired home, where George Kottaras tagged out Matt Kemp.

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