The Los Angeles Dodgers have always felt comfortable at Miller Park -- until they faced Ben Sheets.
Sheets outdid Jeff Weaver, allowing one run on four hits over seven innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers sent the Dodgers to their 11th loss in 13 games, 3-1, yesterday.
Coupled with their 2-1 win over Los Angeles in 12 innings 12 hours earlier, the Brewers won a home series against the Dodgers for the first time since April 1998, when they took two of three at old County Stadium.
The Brewers are only 16-30 against the Dodgers since joining the NL seven seasons ago, including 9-16 at home and 4-8 at Miller Park.
Weaver (3-6) allowed just three hits, walked four and struck out eight over seven solid innings. But he was charged with two unearned runs in the first when the Dodgers made two errors.
Sheets (5-3) didn't walk a batter for the sixth time this year and he struck out eight. Milwaukee (24-21) again made the most of very little offense to go three games above .500 for the first time since June 25, 2001, when the Brewers were 38-35.
* BRAVES 6, PHILLIES 1: Andruw Jones hit a grand slam and Jaret Wright took a shutout into the eighth, leading visiting Atlanta.
Kevin Millwood (4-3) allowed six runs in four innings, falling to 0-5 with an 8.66 ERA in five starts against his former team since coming to the Phillies before last season.
Wright (3-5) gave up one run and six hits in 71/3 innings, his longest outing of the season. A former rookie sensation with Cleveland who was only 21 when he started Game 7 of the 1997 World Series against Florida, Wright lost his shutout bid when left fielder Chipper Jones and shortstop Rafael Furcal allowed Chase Utley's one-out pop-up in the eighth to land for an RBI single.
The Braves have won four of five, improving to .500 (23-23) for the first time since they were 13-13 on May 5. The 12-time division champions entered in fourth place, the latest they've been this low in the NL East standings since May 1990.
* MARLINS 5, REDS 2: In Cincinnati, struggling Alex Gonzalez drove in a pair of runs, helping Brad Penny win his third straight start.
Marlins reliever Armando Benitez earned his 18th save and set a team record of 262/3 innings without allowing an earned run. Luis Aquino held the previous mark of 261/3 innings in 1994.
The Marlins took two of three in the series, blunting a Cincinnati surge that vaulted the Reds into first place in the NL Central. Florida has won six of its last eight.
* CARDINALS 6, PIRATES 3: Scott Rolen homered and drove in four runs, giving him a major league-leading 49 RBI, in host St. Louis's victory.
Jeff Suppan (4-4) worked six solid innings to help the Cardinals end a three-game losing streak and split an abbreviated two-game series with the Pirates. Tuesday's game was postponed because of rain and spot flooding.
* PADRES 4, ROCKIES 3: Rookie Khalil Greene hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth and Phil Nevin had a sacrifice fly in the 10th, lifting visiting San Diego.
The Rockies fell to 0-5 in extra innings this season. San Diego outhit Colorado, 13-4.
* GIANTS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4: Damon Minor singled in Barry Bonds with two outs in the 10th to lead host San Francisco to its season-high sixth straight win.