Perez Pitches Dodgers to 10-2 Record

<MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin</b>--Odalis Perez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Milton Bradley slugged a pair of homers, one from each side of the plate, and knocked in four as the Dodgers ran their record to a sparkling 10-2 with a 7-3 victory over the Brewers. Duaner Sanchez, Giovanni Carrara , Kelly Wunch and Yhency Brazoban didn't allow an earned run in relief to preserve Perez's third win of the season.

The Dodgers exploded in the third, breaking up a 0-0 tie, when Cesar Izturis singled and Jason Repko slugged his third homer of the year into the left field seats. Milton Bradley made it back-to-back dingers with a drive into the same location for a sudden 3-0 lead.

Perez, in the meantime, was cruising along in overdrive. He allowed a walk with one out in the first, then threw a doubleplay ball to end the inning. The second through six innings were 1-2-3 and when the Dodgers scored in the top of the seventh he held a comfortable 4-0 margin.

Jason Repko walked to open the seventh and stole second. With two out, Olmedo Saenz singled to knock the rookie in with the fourth run of the game.

Perez finally allowed a hit leading off the seventh. He stayed around long enough to collect a strikeout and then gave way to Duaner Sanchez who allowed a two-out walk and a double to right field.

Two runs scored and when Repko misplayed the ball, allowing a third run came across to cut the Dodger lead to 4-3.

Carrara and Wunch stopped the Brewers and the game moved into the ninth before Bradley put things out of reach quickly.

Izturis and Repko singled to lead off the inning and Bradley slammed a shot into the right field seats for three runs and a comfortable 7-3 margin.

Brazoban took only 13 pitches to mop up in the bottom of the ninth and the Dodgers had their 10th win of the year in a dozen tries.

Bradley was 3-for-5 with four RBI. His fourth homer tied Jeff Kent for the team lead and his 12 runs batted in trail Kent of the team lead.

Repko was 3-for-4 and boosted his average to .308, giving the Dodgers a stunning lineup that led off .340 (Izturis), .303 (Repko), .362 (Bradley), .370 (Kent), .467 Saenz and when Valentin came in to replace Saenz he sported a .355 mark. Phillips filled out the lineup with a mere .333 average.

Kent was held hitless and didn't score a run, ending his scoring string at 10 games, one short of the Dodger record set by Davey Lopes (1979) and Shawn Green (2002).

Perez's brilliant victory was his third of the young season. He didn't collect his third win last year until June 5th. Despite a shortened spring training due to tendinitis, he threw 85 pitches and 50 of them were strikes.

Bradley was the first Dodger to hit home runs from each side of the plate since Hall of Famer Eddie Murray turned the trick on June 9, 1990 in San Diego.

Los Angeles completes the short, two-game series on Tuesday with an afternoon game before flying back to San Diego for a two-game set with the Padres.