Milwaukee's beleaguered bullpen blew another game, this time without the help of Eric Gagne. Juan Pierre hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Brewers 6-4 Wednesday night and stop a season-high, six-game losing streak. Los Angeles had been 0-18 when trailing after eight innings.
Milwaukee has lost 10 games in which it led at some point. Milwaukee was ahead 4-3 in the ninth when Mota entered. He had gotten his first save of the season Monday as Gagne took a two-day "mental break" from closing. Brewers manager Ned Yost had said before the game that Gagne, who has five blown saves, would be available for the ninth but Mota (1-2) entered.