Milwaukee (25-24) at Los Angeles (27-22)

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  • Game info: 10:10 pm EDT Tue Jun 1, 2004
  • TV: FSN2
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Ben Sheets will try to baffle the Los Angeles Dodgers for a second straight start as the Milwaukee Brewers resume a three-game series at Dodger Stadium.

The 25-year-old right-hander defeated the Dodgers 3-1 on Thursday, limiting Los Angeles to one run and four hits with eight strikeouts over seven strong innings.

Sheets, among the top 10 in the NL with a 2.71 ERA, has yet to allow more than three runs in any start this season. He has 77 strikeouts, ranking second in the majors behind Arizona’s Randy Johnson (90).

“He’s one of the best pitchers in the league, and when you mix that with an offense that’s been struggling, that’s a bad combination for us,” Dodgers slugger Shawn Green said after Thursday’s loss.

Sheets will again oppose Jeff Weaver, who took the loss Thursday after allowing three hits in seven innings. Weaver walked four, but struck out eight.

“Command-wise, I think I could have had a better game,” the right-hander said. “There were a few walks I wasn’t too happy about.”

The Dodgers took the opener 3-2 Monday, winning their third in a row since losing 12 of 14.

Los Angeles has outscored its opponents 16-2 during the run.

Geoff Jenkins homered and finished 3-for-4 for the Brewers, who have lost three of four.

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D. Davis KC vs. J. Weaver LAD
12-12 Record 13-13
3.39 ERA 4.01
166 K 153
79 BB 67
1.31 WHIP 1.30