Greinke leads Crew to 19th win in last 21 contests

Milwaukee's Zack Greinke won his 12th game of the year and lowered his ERA to 3.92 as the Brewers beat the Dodgers 3-1 Wednesday evening at Miller Park.

Dodgers 1, Brewers 3

Milwaukee is all business. With yet another victory at Miller Park, the Brewers held on to a seven game lead in the National League Central. Zack Greinke (12-4, 3.92) continued the trend of Milwaukee’s stellar starting pitching, tossing seven innings and limiting the Dodgers to one run on five hits, walking three and striking out eight. Greinke set a franchise record for the most wins without a loss to start a career as a Brewer, as he improved to 9-0 at Miller Park. Jerry Hairston Jr. drove in two runs and Ryan Braun went 1-for-3 to maintain his .329 average. John Axford earned his 36th save of the year, tying him for the most in the senior circuit and giving him 33 straight. The Brewers are on a six game winning streak and now have the second best record in the National League.

The Brewers have won 19 of 21 and go for a four-game sweep of LA tomorrow as Marco Estrada faces Cy Young candidate Clayton Kershaw. According to Mark Kotsay, Milwaukee has found their identity — pitching. With a handful of top end starters, a back end of the bullpen that can rival any in the Bigs, a dynamic duo of MVP hopefuls, and savvy veterans with playoff experience, the Milwaukee Brewers may be giving the city a reason to forget 1982.

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