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LOS ANGELES (AP)os Angeles Dodgers with an error and then got better quickly.Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer – his second of the game – in the 10th inning , and Dozier homered in a 6-4 comeback win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night to snap a three-game skid.”We haven’t swung the bats well the last three games,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ”You feel a bit of an exhale tonight.”Dozier went 3 for 4 with two runs scored after being acquired from Minnesota on Tuesday.”It was a fun game,” he said, ”especially after the home run and curtain call. That was pretty cool.”All-Star Matt Kemp ended an 0-for-26 skid with a single leading off 10th against Matt Albers (3-3). Grandal followed with his 19th homer after the Dodgers had blown a 4-2 lead.The Brewers tied it 4-all in the eighth. Mike Moustakas doubled off reliever Scott Alexander, who gave up three walks – one intentional – before Manny Pina singled in Ryan Braun.Dozier scored to put the Dodgers ahead 3-2 in the seventh on Yasiel Puig’s single.”That’s a good debut,” Kemp said of Dozier. ”Show Dodgers fans what he’s capable of doing.”The Dodgers trailed 2-0 in the fifth when Grandal and Dozier homered back-to-back to tie it up. Dozier went deep to center field on the first pitch from Chase Anderson.”I’m surprised the ball actually got out. It was kind of top-spun. I thought it was going to at leat bounce or hit the wall,” Anderson said of Grandal’s first homer. ”The pitch that I would take back would definitely be the Dozier one. I would start that at-bat with a different pitch or locate that ball a bit better.”Dozier got pushed into taking a curtain call after his 17th homer overall.”Being the first game, it’s kind of like, `What do I do?”’ Dozier said. ”Kike grabbed me and said, `Get on out there.”’Dozier singled leading off the seventh. With one out, Chris Taylor walked and Puig singled to right field, scoring Dozier to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. Pinch-hitter Enrique Hernandez followed with a safety squeeze along the first-base line Gregor Blanco Jersey , scoring Taylor.”Love the way he plays the game,” Roberts said of Dozier. ”He’s a hard-nosed player. I think there’s more of that to come.”Dylan Floro (4-2) got the win after retiring the side in the 10th.Lorenzo Cain went 3 for 4 with a walk for Milwaukee, falling a home run shy of the cycle. He tripled in the first and scored on second baseman Dozier’s throwing error.The Brewers led 2-0 in the third when Cain scored on Rich Hill’s wild pitch. Grandal lost the ball when it took a weird hop and he spun around in confusion trying to find it as Cain came home.Jonathan Schoop went hitless in five at-bats, including three strikeouts, in his Brewers debut after being traded from Baltimore.Anderson gave up two runs and three hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked two.Hill allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, struck out four and walked one.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: 3B Justin Turner (right groin strain) will be activated off the DL on Thursday. … RHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (strained groin muscle) begins a rehab assignment Thursday with a start for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.RARE FEATGrandal became the second Dodger catcher in franchise history to have a multi-homer game that included a walk-off shot. He joins Hall of Famer Roy Campanella, who achieved the feat on May 27, 1953, against the New York Giants.WALK OFFIt was the Dodgers’ second walk-off win of the season and first since June 13 against Texas. They improved to 5-6 in extra innings this season.UP NEXTRHP Jhoulys Chacin (10-3, 3.45 ERA) starts for the Brewers and LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-5, 2.52) goes for the Dodgers.— NEW YORK (AP) When baseball stars on expiring contracts get traded in July, there’s usually no need to find long-term housing.Infielders Manny Machado , Mike Moustakas and Brian Dozier; starting pitchers Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ and Nathan Eovaldi; catcher Martin Maldonado; and closer Zach Britton are among the players dealt ahead of this week’s deadline for trades without waivers. All could be eligible for free agency after the World Series.Most will find new clubs, like Randy Johnson (Houston for Arizona after 1998), CC Sabathia (Milwaukee for the Yankees after 2008), Aroldis Chapman (Chicago Cubs for a Yankees return following 2016) and Yu Darvish (Los Angeles Dodgers for the Chicago Cubs last offseason).Few decide to stay, such as Yoenis Cespedes with the New York Mets after the 2015 seasonAdding to the intrigue is last offseason’s slow free-agent market, which saw veterans scramble during spring training to find cut-rate contracts as opening day approached.A look at some of the potential free agents and their situations:COLE HAMELSChicago is paying just $5 million to the 34-year-old left-hander, who struck out nine Wednesday night to win his Cubs debut 9-2 at Pittsburgh. If he is overwhelming the rest of the way, the Cubs likely would exercise his $19 million option for 2019. Otherwise, they would decline and get reimbursed by Texas for his $6 million buyout. If he is reasonably successful but not dominant, Wrigley Field could be his home for the next two years rather than him taking the risk of going on the market and getting squeezed.MANNY MACHADOHe is among the most-anticipated of the players in this offseason’s market, a free agent at age 26 who could command a deal of eight-to-10 years or more Duane Kuiper Jersey , perhaps with an opt out or two that could set him up for free agency again in his early 30s. Even if he leads the Los Angeles Dodgers to their first World Series title since 1988, he almost certainly would seek his market value. But if he does bring a trophy to La-La Land, there will be pressure on management to pay to keep him in Dodgers blue.MIKE MOUSTAKASA World Series champion and two-time All-Star with Kansas City, he expected a big-money, long-term contract as a free agent last winter. Instead, he re-signed with the Royals in March for an end-of-offseason closeout price: $5.5 million guaranteed and $2.2 million in performance bonuses he is on track to earn. He joined a Milwaukee team that has never won a World Series, losing to St. Louis in its only appearance in 1982. His home runs are down slightly this year and his RBIs up. He turns 30 next month. His deal’s $15 million mutual option seems designed not to be exercised. If he powers the Brewers to a deep October run, he’ll likely decline. If he doesn’t perform, the team will say no thanks.MARTIN MALDONADOHe is likely a short-term guest in Houston. Brian McCann had knee surgery last month and is due back in August, and the Astros obtained the Gold Glove winner from the Los Angeles Angels as an upgrade while he is out. Houston holds a $15 million option on McCann, who is valued by the team’s pitchers and in the clubhouse.J.A. HAPPA left-hander who turns 36 in October, Happ could find happiness in Yankee Stadium. New York’s rotation is uncertain behind Luis Severino , with concerns about Masahiro Tanaka’s elbow, CC Sabathia’s knee and Sonny Gray’s fortitude. Jordan Montgomery won’t return from Tommy John surgery until late next season at the earliest, and while New York is expected to pursue a top free-agent starter such as Dallas Keuchel, or Clayton Kershaw if he opts out of his Dodgers’ deal, New York wants more rotation depth.ZACH BRITTONIt is hard to imagine Britton staying in the Bronx, where Aroldis Chapman is the closer and starting pitching is a more urgent need. But David Robertson is a free agent after the season and Dellin Betances is under control for only one more year. New York general manager Brian Cashman gave Andrew Miller a $36 million, four-year deal after the 2014 season when he already had Robertson to close and Betances to set up.—

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