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Dodgers use late long ball to top Brewers, 4-3

Dodgers use late long ball to top Brewers, 4-3

With a bang and a whiff. That’s how the first half of the Dodgers’ season ended Sunday afternoon in a 4-3 victory over the Brewers. Together, the teams homered four times to generate five of the seven runs on the day. In the end, the only one that was not a solo shot won the game, as All-Star Adrian Gonzalez knocked one over the right-field wall with Howie Kendrick on second in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Brewers and Dodgers also struck out a combined 16 times, with all but one coming on a swing. The Brewers, who are in last place in the NL Central but have played .500 baseball over the past month, got out to early lead in the first when Ryan Braun lofted one...