“We’re a better team with Ryu in the starting rotation,” said manager Dave Roberts.
Garza went 3 2/3 innings and allowed six hits and two walks, the Dodgers putting runners in scoring position three of his four innings.
“I filled up the zone, had a lot of foul balls today,” said Garza, who struck out five. “I’m still progressing, learning. My stuff is coming around. It felt good, real good.”
Luis Avilan relieved Ryu and lost the lead when he walked the first two batters he faced, gave up a bloop RBI double to Scooter Gennett and Pina’s line homer. All five batters Avilan faced reached base.
“He’s playing well,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said of Pina, who has homered in each of his past three games. “It seems like every game we’re talking about him now.”
L.A. third baseman Justin Turner hit a solo shot off Neftali Feliz in the fifth.
In the eighth, Willie Calhoun hit an RBI single and Drew Jackson scored on a passed ball to cut L.A.’s deficit to 5-4.
Brewers Up Next: The Brewers return home to Maryvale to host the Giants as Jimmy Nelson looks to get back on track. The right-hander was sharp in his first two outings, but was roughed up for five runs in his last start. First pitch Wednesday is slated for 3:05 p.m. CT on Gameday Audio.
Dodgers Up Next: With a scheduled day off Wednesday, the Dodgers resume play Thursday on MLB.TV, with Clayton Kershaw starting against Texas at 4:05 p.m. PT. Kershaw is coming off a start in which he allowed three home runs. On a back field, Alex Wood will start.
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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.
William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.
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