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Dodgers victim of triple play by Milwaukee Brewers

August 15, 2011 |  5:58 pm


Talk about a rally killer.

The Dodgers had runners at first and second bases with nobody out in the second inning Monday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, only to see the Brewers turn a triple play at Miller Park.

After Matt Kemp walked and moved to second base on Juan Rivera's single, James Loney hit a grounder up the middle that was grabbed by Milwaukee second baseman Josh Wilson.

Wilson made a nice backhanded flip of the ball -- with his gloved hand -- to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt to force Rivera (one out) and Betancourt threw to first baseman Prince Fielder to get Loney (two outs).

Kemp, meanwhile, was racing home on the play but Fielder fired the ball to catcher George Kottaras, who tagged out Kemp (three outs).

Triple play. For those of you keeping score, it was 4-6-3-2.

It was the sixth triple play in Brewers franchise history; the last one occurred in September 2009.

The game, the first of a 10-game trip for the Dodgers, was scoreless after two innings.


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--Jim Peltz, reporting from Milwaukee

Photo: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp argues with home plate umpire Mike Winters that he evaded a tag by Brewers catcher George Kottaras during a triple play in the second inning Monday night. Credit: Jeffrey Phelps / Associated Press