Following their victory, Milwaukee now sits just a game behind the Cubs in the division, while also holding the final spot in the NL Wild Card race. Yelich extended his hitting streak to 14 games for the Brewers, who were coming off a series victory over the San Francisco Giants this past weekend.
Machado began his Dodger Stadium career with a strikeout in the first inning, but then got going as the night got later. He would walk and score in the third inning, and then connected with a solo shot in the ninth inning, just his second long ball with the Dodgers. The crowd of 44,993 erupted, despite their team still losing, with many of them wearing similar "Mannywood" shirts that we saw in 2008 when Los Angeles landed Manny Ramirez in a mid-season trade. Ramirez hit 17 home runs that season, helping the Dodgers reach the NLCS, before the Philadelphia Phillies eliminated them.
This game did feature a strange 23-minute delay after the first inning when the lights went out in the stadium. That caused the game to go until 11:00pm local time, and 2:00am in the east.
Josh Hader improved to 4-0 after entering the game to plenty of boos, as he struck out three over two scoreless innings for the Brewers. Meanwhile, Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda suffered his sixth loss, as he surrendered four runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings.
Milwaukee has officially moved past their seven-game losing streak, as they have now won seven of 10 overall. Meanwhile, the Dodgers failed to gain a game on the Arizona Diamondbacks, who fell to the Texas Rangers, 9-5, on Monday. Now that the shine of Machado's home debut is over, the focus can now go back to baseball as this series continues on Tuesday night.