All the Dodgers scoring came in the first five innings with a four-run third inning giving them a lead they never relinquished.
Ethier homered and doubled, knocking in two; Kemp added a single to his homer and also finished with a pair of RBI. Miles singled and homered and Gwynn's leadoff home run accounted for all the ribbies. Ivan De Jesus singled and doubled.
Tony Gwynn rf Xavier Paul rf Dioner Navarro c Hector Gimenez c Andre Ethier dh Jamie Hoffman ph-dh Matt Kemp cf Gabe Kapler cf Jay Gibbons lf Trayvon Robinson cf Ivan De Jesus 2b Eugenio Valdez 2b Russ Mitchell 1b Jerry Sands ph-1b Juan Castro ss Dee Gordon ss Aaron Miles 3b Justin Sellers 3bThe Game
Tony Gwynn immediately set the tone of the game by hitting the first pitch for a home run to dead center field off Seattle starter Takashi Saito. Matt Kemp singled later in the inning but the former Dodgers closer escaped without further damage.
Aaron Miles opened the third with a single and scored on Dioner Navarro's one-out double. Andre Ethier drove in Navarro with another double and Kemp rapped a home run to right-center for a 5-0 lead.
Miles added a home run in the fourth and Ethier clouted one over the right field fence in the fifth. The seventh, and final, run came in the fifth inning when
Jon Ely started and gave up a two-out double to Ryan Braun in the first over is three innings of work. Ron Mahay was tagged with a home run by Prince Fielder to break the shutout but Oscar Villarreal and Roman Colon tacked on scoreless innings to give Los Angeles a 7-1 margin after six, although Colon had to get a strikeout in the sixth with the bases loaded on an error, a single and a walk.
Javy Guerra, Merkin Valdez and Stuart Pomeranz each added a scoreless inning to close out the win.
Score by innings: Los Angeles 104 110 000-7 Milwaukee 000 100 000-1 Winner- John Ely (2-0) Loser- Takashi Saito (0-1)