Milwaukee Brewers' Jean Segura and Rickie Weeks (23)
can't come up with a ball hit by Los Angeles
Dodgers' Matt Kemp during the sixth inning.
— Dodgers manager Don Mattingly
criticized his team and benched All-Star right fielder Andre
Ethier, then watched Los Angeles beat the Milwaukee Brewers
Mattingly, in the third and final year of his contract,
discussed his club's lack of mental toughness and said he
wanted a balanced team that has grit and fight. He benched
Ethier for the third time in six games and said he was
"putting out my lineup that I feel is going to be the most
competitive and going to compete the hardest."
Carl Crawford and Scott Van Slyke drove in two runs each
and Ramon Hernandez hit his first home run with the Dodgers.
Rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-2), given a 7-0 lead, allowed two
runs and six hits in a season-high 7 1-3 innings. Ryu has
allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his 10
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly
congratulates Andre Ethier (16) after his home run
during the fourth inning of a baseball game against
the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, May 20, 2013, in
Los Angeles is last in the NL West at 19-26.
Milwaukee starter Willy Peralta (3-5) gave up six runs —
four earned —and seven hits in 1 2-3 innings.
Matt Kemp hit a run-scoring single in the first, and Los
Angeles sent 11 batters to the plate in a five-run second.
Crawford's two-run double made it 3-0, shortstop Jean
Segura's fielding error on Adrian Gonzalez's grounder
allowed a run to score and Peralta issued consecutive
bases-loaded walks to Scott Van Slyke and Nick Punto, his
final two batters.
Ramon Hernandez, making just his sixth start of the
season, homered off Alfredo Figaro leading off the third for
his first home run since Sept. 2 for Colorado.
Ryan Braun homered in the sixth for the Brewers, his
first since May 10 and ninth overall.
NOTES: Hernandez leads active catchers with 160
homers. ... The Brewers are 1-6 on Wednesdays. ... Milwaukee
RHP Kyle Lohse will miss his next scheduled turn in the
rotation because irritation in his throwing elbow. Mike
Fiers (1-2) is slated to start in place of Lohse (1-5) on
Saturday against visiting Pittsburgh.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, right,
celebrates with his team after a baseball game
against the Milwaukee Brewers.