MILWAUKEE -- Catcher Yasmani Grandal drove in a career-high eight runs Thursday and hit his third and fourth home runs of the season as the Dodgers rolled past the Brewers 14-4, earning a split of their four-game series at Miller Park.
How it happened: Right-hander Carlos Frias gave up a first-inning run on an RBI single by Milwaukee first baseman Adam Lind, but the Dodgers answered in the second with a solo home run by left fielder Alex Guerrero and tacked on two more in the second, when first baseman Adrian Gonzalez snuck a single into left field.
Milwaukee tied the game in the fourth on a solo homer from Lind and an RBI single by center fielder Gerardo Parra, but Los Angeles broke the game open against Milwaukee right-hander Mike Fiers in the sixth.
Guerrero’s leadoff walk got things started, and he scored on right fielder Andre Either’s triple. Brewers manager Craig Counsell called in right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from the bullpen, who didn’t fare much better, allowing four more hits -- including a two-run single by Grandal.
Grandal finished the day 3-for-3 with 2 walks, 2 runs scored and 8 RBI.
Frias gets the job done: After Carlos Frias made his first start of the season last Friday at Arizona, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly opted to give the right-hander an extra day of rest and bumped him from Wednesday to Thursday.
Frias pitched well, allowing three runs on six hits with a walk and six strikeouts in five innings. In his two starts this season, Frias is 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA and nine strikeouts in 10⅓ innings.
Yo, Adrian: Adrian Gonzalez sure loves hitting at Miller Park.
He came into the game batting .417 in 27 career games there and was 4-for-7 with a double, a home run and five walks in the first three games of the series, extending his hitting streak to six games.
The streak is now at seven after Gonzalez went 1-for-5 Thursday with two RBIs. He now has a team-leading 24 after driving in a pair on a third-inning single.
Up next: The Dodgers’ road swing moves west to Denver, where Los Angeles will face the Colorado Rockies in a three-game weekend series at Coors Field. Left-hander Brett Anderson (1-1, 4.21 ERA) faces right-hander Eddie Butler (2-2, 3.81 ERA) in the series opener, with LHP Clayton Kershaw and RHP Zack Greinke set to start Saturday and Sunday.