Milwaukee (25-28) at Los Angeles (27-26)

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  • Game info: 10:40 pm EDT Fri Jun 3, 2005
  • TV: FSN2
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Free agent acquisitions J.D. Drew and Jeff Kent are doing their best to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a boost.

The hot-hitting duo hopes to continue its recent success as the Dodgers resume a four-game series with the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.

Drew and Kent signed with Los Angeles two weeks apart in December. Kent, who played the last two seasons for the Houston Astros, was given a two-year, $17 million contract. Drew, who played for the Atlanta Braves last season, got a five-year deal for $55 million.

Drew hit a pair of homers and drove in three runs in the Dodgers’ 6-4 win over the Brewers in Thursday’s series opener. Kent added a solo shot as the two have homered in the same game three times this year.

Drew has hit nine homers this season, and Kent’s drive was his 10th of the season, tying him with Milton Bradley for the team lead. However, Los Angeles has won just two of its last six games.

The Dodgers will face Milwaukee starter Chris Capuano on Friday. Capuano posted a 1.94 ERA and lasted at least seven innings in six starts in May, but ended up with a 3-2 record for the month.

He allowed two earned runs and five hits in 7 2-3 innings Sunday, but was charged with a 2-1 loss to Houston. The Brewers have scored just five runs in Capuano’s last five starts.

“Not only has he done his job, but he’s done his job well,” Brewers manager Ned Yost said.

Bill Hall went 3-for-4 on Thursday for the Brewers, who have lost five of their last six games.

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18-12 Record 14-11
3.99 ERA 4.22
176 K 157
91 BB 43
1.38 WHIP 1.17