LOS ANGELES, Cal (WSAU-TSN) Carl Crawford hit two home runs and Clayton Kershaw pitched eight innings of scoreless baseball, as the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0, in the rubber match of a three-game series.
Kershaw (3-2) had 12 strikeouts and allowed just four hits for the Dodgers. After giving up a leadoff double to Rickie Weeks in the second, he retired 18 batters in a row before Carlos Gomez doubled to start the eighth. Brandon League pitched a flawless ninth to notch his eighth save of the season.
Kyle Lohse (1-2) got the start for the Brewers, who came into the game having won 10 of their last 12 games. Outside of the two home runs, he allowed just three other hits over seven innings, but the lack of offense prevented him from getting a win.
Crawford homered on Lohse's first pitch of the game and delivered his second solo shot on an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the fifth.
Beyond that, however, it was all Kershaw. After 117 pitches, Kershaw was replaced by League, who needed just eight pitches to end the game.
The Brewers return home to Miller Park after a 3-3 road trip. They'll play the Pirates on Monday night at 6:35pm on AM-550 FM-99.9 WSAU.