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Brewers 7, Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Lucroy put the finishing touches on the Brewers' resounding three-game sweep of the Dodgers, giving the NL West leaders plenty to think about should they meet again in October.

Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and Milwaukee beat Los Angeles 7-2 on Sunday to maintain its three-game lead over the Cardinals in the NL Central.

Lucroy also had five RBIs on June 17 at Arizona, including two homers, one a grand slam.

"It was one of those days where I got a couple of good pitches to hit and was able to hit them hard," Lucroy said. "(Dan) Haren made a couple of mistakes up in the zone and I was able to take advantage."

Wily Peralta tied Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright for the major-league lead with his 15th victory. The right-hander is 6-1 with a 1.79 ERA in seven starts since giving up a career-worst nine runs in a 9-7 home loss to the Phillies on July 8.

"I've just been pounding the strike zone and working ahead of the hitters. That's been the difference since that game in Philadelphia," Peralta said. "I've been able to locate my fastball and mix it in with some off-speed stuff.

"They made me work today, but I was able to make the big pitch when I had to and I was able to put zeroes on the board. And it's always good when you get early run support."

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