MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw homered and hit a game-winning single, and the Milwaukee Brewers scored three runs in the 11th inning to beat the scuffling Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 on Saturday night.
Los Angeles, which has dropped three straight to Milwaukee, also lost starter Dustin May to an apparent injury after just 27 pitches.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said May felt “kind of a shooting sensation” through his arm on a curveball he threw. The right-hander is headed to the injured list, and plans are for him to undergo an MRI in Chicago on Monday.
The game was tied at 2 after nine innings and 3-all after 10.
In the 11th, Drew Smith, who entered Saturday batting .222, hit a two-run triple off Drew Rasmussen to give the Dodgers a 5-3 lead.
But Milwaukee, despite owning the lowest team batting average (.215) in the NL entering Saturday and having 16 players on the injured list, responded.
The Brewers loaded the bases with no outs after left-hander Alex Vesia (0-1), who was called up earlier in the day, started the inning with two walks. He was replaced by right-hander Mitch White, who had pitched 3 2/3 innings this season. White gave up a sacrifice fly to Kolten Wong, an RBI single to Avisail Garcia and the game-ending hit to Shaw, which scored Mario Feliciano in his major league debut. Feliciano had walked.
“Guys just learn how to win. They expect to win. You come into spring training, you’re expecting to win the division, compete for the division and compete for the World Series,” Shaw said.
“We’ve kind of established that culture over the last three years that no matter who’s in there, guys are going to be prepared, guys are going to give their best. We’re really being tested right here but, so far, we’ve come through better than I think anybody could expect.”