MILWAUKEE -- A five-run second inning chased Milwaukee Brewers starter Wily Peralta early and propelled the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park.
Los Angeles led 1-0 when Peralta gave up three consecutive singles to open the second. After striking out pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Dodgers took a 3-0 lead on Carl Crawford's two-run single to right field and then loaded the bases on Mark Ellis' single to left.
Adrian Gonzalez kept the inning going when Jean Segura flubbed a force attempt at second, allowing Ramon Hernandez to score and keep the bases loaded.
After another strikeout, by Matt Kemp, Peralta walked the next two batters before giving way to Alfredo Figaro, who ended the inning by getting Juan Uribe to fly out to right.
Peralta (3-5) worked 1 2/3 innings, the shortest outing of the young right-hander's career, and was charged with six runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
Ryu posted his fifth win of the year, allowing one run, six hits and two walks with four strikeouts before giving way to Ronald Belisario after Norichika Aoki's one-out single in the eighth.
Crawford had two hits and a walk and Hernandez went 2 for 2 with a home run, two walks and two runs scored as the Dodgers won a series for the third time in their last four.
Kemp finished 2 for 4 with an RBI. Scott Van Slyke also had two hits for Los Angeles, driving in an insurance run in the ninth off Brandon Kintzler.
Milwaukee got on the board in the sixth with a one-out home run by Ryan Braun.
The Brewers added a run off Belisaro in the eighth on Jonathan Lucroy's RBI single, but Carlos Gomez struck out swinging to end the inning with runners at second and third.
NOTES: Hernandez's third-inning home run off Figaro snapped a streak of 20 1/3 scoreless innings for the Brewers' bullpen. ... The Dodgers won the season series with Milwaukee for the first time since 2010. ... Braun hit his ninth home run of the season, a solo shot off Ryu in the sixth, and is now one behind Geoff Jenkins for fourth on the Brewers' all-time list ... Ryu has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his 10 appearances this season.