Yasmani Grandal hit a pair of three-run home runs and Alex Guerrero hit a solo shot of his own and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 14-4 to split their four-game series in Wisconsin.
Grandal went 4-for-4 with two home runs and eight RBIs, as his offense has emerged over the past week.
"I needed to be more aggressive and start swinging," said Grandal of his slow start. "If I don’t swing, I don't hit the ball. Ever since I've been more aggressive I've been hitting the ball and finding holes."
Adrian Gonzalez knocked in two-runs and Juan Uribe and Andre Ethier got an RBI each as well. The Dodgers 14 runs on Thursday were the most they have scored the entire season.
Rookie Joc Pederson hit an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning. It was Pederson's first hit that wasn't a home run since April 25th against the San Diego Padres. Pederson's last seven hits were home runs heading into the game.
Carlos Frias made his second start of the season for Los Angeles and picked up his second win in as many starts and third win overall. Frias allowed three runs on six hits with six strikeouts in five innings of work.
"I was able to control both sides of the plate," Frias said. "I felt good. It feels great when you're able to go out there and compete and get the W."
Following a night game a day earlier, the Dodgers "Breakfast Baseball" saw some significant changes in the lineup. Four normal starters were removed from the Dodgers every day lineup and the bats didn't miss a beat.
Grandal replaced Ellis at catcher, Guerrero took over in left field, Uribe started at third, and Kike Hernandez made a spot start at short.
Mike Fiers (1-4) lasted six innings allowing five runs on five hits with five walks.
Adam Lind continued to be the MVP of Milwaukee through the first 25 games of the season. Lind went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIS in the loss.
Chrs Heisey was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City before the game and had a pinch-hit walk in the top half of the ninth inning with two outs and a runner on first.
Former Dodgers pitcher, Jonathan Broxton appeared in the ninth inning for Milwaukee. Broxton played for Los Angeles from 2005 to 2011 eventually becoming the team's closer and a two-time All-Star.