Dodgers Top Brewers After Six-Run Seventh

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2008 12:05 AM CDT
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley throws during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers last night in Milwaukee.    (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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(Newser) – Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent and Gary Bennett homered during a six-run seventh inning, leading Chad Billingsley and the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 yesterday. After Jones and Kent hit solo shots, Bennett capped the burst with a three-run homer. Billingsley (3-5) didn't allow a hit until Brewers starter Ben Sheets, a career .078 hitter, singled with two outs in the fifth.

Billingsley gave up three hits and struck out five. He was pulled with a 6-0 lead after giving up Jason Kendall's leadoff triple in the eighth and walking his fourth batter. Reliever Jonathan Broxton got J.J. Hardy to ground into a double play that scored Kendall. Ryan Braun then homered, having agreed to an eight-year, $45 million contract before the game to stay in Milwaukee.