Milwaukee Brewers defeat Los Angeles Dodgers, 11-3

Los Angeles — Ken Macha and Aclides Escobar crossed paths in the team's hotel lobby Wednesday morning, and the Milwaukee Brewers manager made sure he patted his rookie shortstop on the back.

Macha had given Escobar a couple games off during the last series in San Diego, partly to play Craig Counsell's hot hand and partly to give Escobar a break since he had gone 1 for his previous 14.

Escobar came back Tuesday night and went 1 for 4 with a run-scoring single against ...

Los Angeles — Coming into the series, the first two pitching matchups did not seem to favor the visitors.

The Milwaukee Brewers came in with an uncertain starting rotation, tossing out two left-handers, one of them unproven in six career starts and the other mostly a punching bag to this point of the season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers countered with their two most talented pitchers, one a left-hander considered to be a rising star and one of the better southpaws in the ...