The former Baltimore Oriole was introduced with a press conference earlier in the day on Friday, as the Dodgers bolstered their roster after losing Corey Seager for the season. With the win on Friday, combined with a loss by the Arizona Diamondbacks, L.A. now holds a 1.5-game lead for first place in the NL West.
Chris Taylor had the official tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh inning, which also included a Max Muncy RBI double to put the Dodgers ahead. Kike Hernandez added insurance in the ninth with a three-run home run, as the Dodgers handed the Brewers their seventh straight loss.
The Brewers' recent slid has knocked them out of first place in the NL Central, now three games back of the Chicago Cubs, who also lost to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Jesus Aguilar did go deep for the 25th time this year in Friday's loss.
Kenley Jansen earned his 28th save in the ninth to seal the Dodgers' fifth win in the past six games. Rich Hill earned the victory after striking out nine over six innings. Los Angeles called this Machado debut Mannywood 2.0, bringing back memories of their 2008 trade to acquire Manny Ramirez. They would advance to the NLCS that season, before getting knocked out by the Philadelphia Phillies. Coming off a World Series loss last season to the Houston Astros, they are looking to take this version of Mannywood all the way.