Chris Capuano (5-4) allowed two runs and five hits in six
innings, including Olmedo Saenz's seventh homer. The left-hander
struck out eight and walked one. Capuano, who had a 1.94 ERA last
month, has allowed more than three earned runs only once in his 12
starts -- but has yet to record back-to-back wins.
Jeff Weaver (5-5) fell behind 4-0 after just 16 pitches.
Milwaukee loaded the bases on singles by Brady Clark and Jeff
Cirillo and a walk to Geoff Jenkins before Lee drove a 3-1 offering
an estimated 437 feet into the left-field pavilion for his ninth
grand slam and the first by the Brewers this season.
Lee's 14th homer gave him 50 RBI this season, tying the Cubs'
Derrek Lee for the major league lead.
Jason Phillips helped narrow the Brewers' lead to 7-5 in the
eighth while walking off the field -- and barely avoided a serious
injury in the process. Second baseman Hall caught Phillips' popup
near the foul line, then whirled around and threw toward home
plate. The ball hit Phillips flush on the helmet, knocking down the
catcher and allowing Jayson Werth to score from third.
Phillips was incensed, but did not appear to be injured after
collecting himself, and caught the ninth inning. Hall was charged
with an error on the play.
Weaver did not allow a hit after the first inning, retiring 21
of his next 24 batters before coming out in the seventh for a
pinch-hitter. The right-hander finished with seven strikeouts and
three walks, in addition to the three hits he allowed in the
Milwaukee didn't get another hit until Lyle Overbay's two-out
single in the eighth against Kelly Wunsch. Bill Hall greeted
Giovanni Carrara with his fifth homer, scoring Overbay and Jenkins
-- who was hit on the foot by Duaner Sanchez with one out.
Derrick Turnbow, the fourth Milwaukee pitcher, got three outs
for his eighth save in 10 chances.
The injury-plagued Dodgers got more bad news a few hours before
gametime when center fielder Milton Bradley was placed on the
15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 30, because of a torn
ligament in the ring finger on his right hand. It's the fifth trip
to the DL for the six-year veteran, who sustained the injury while
popping out in the ninth inning of last Sunday's victory at
Bradley, who hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning of the
Dodgers' 8-6 victory at Milwaukee on Apr. 19, is the 12th Dodger to
go on the disabled list this season -- and one of seven players
currently on it.
The defending NL West champions, in a 15-25 tailspin since their
12-2 start, scored their first run in the fourth when Capuano's 0-2
pitch hit Antonio Perez in the left side with the bases loaded and
one out. Capuano escaped the jam by striking out Phillips and
retiring Weaver on a groundout.
Saenz narrowed the gap to 4-2 in the sixth with a drive into the
left field pavilion. Werth and Antonio Perez had RBI singles in the
eighth after Hall's homer gave the Brewers a 7-2 lead.
J.D. Drew, who homered twice against Ben Sheets in Thursday's
6-4 victory over the Brewers, singled his first two times up
against Capuano. He was hit in the arm with two outs in the fifth,
the 30th time the Dodgers have been plunked this season, second
behind Toronto (31).
The Brewers hadn't gone this long from the start of a
season without a grand slam since 1999, when Jeromy Burnitz ended
the drought on June 27. ... The Dodgers played their 3,447th
regular-season game at Dodger Stadium, equaling the total they
played at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. The Dodgers, who spent their
first four season at the L.A. Coliseum, have five more wins at
Chavez Ravine (1,968) than they had in Flatbush. ... Lee, acquired
from the Chicago White Sox in December in exchange for outfielder
Scott Podsednik and reliever Luis Vizcaino, entered the game
1-for-15 lifetime against Weaver with six strikeouts. ... The
Brewers scored only three runs in Capuano's previous three starts