Loney lifts Dodgers over PiratesSep 17, 2011 - 5:35 AM Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - James Loney hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the sixth inning to propel the Dodgers to a 7-2 win over the Pirates.
Dee Gordon and Matt Kemp each went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Hiroki Kuroda (11-17) tossed six solid innings to earn the win.
Jeff Locke (0-2), in his second career start, lasted just three innings and allowed three runs on five hits for Pittsburgh, which won the opener of this four-game series on Thursday. Alex Presley homered in defeat.
Gordon's throwing error allowed Garrett Jones to score in Pittsburgh's half of the second, but Rod Barajas quickly got the run back with an RBI double in the home portion.
The Dodgers pushed two across in the third, as Kemp chased home Gordon with a base hit to left and Justin Sellers scored on Juan Rivera's fielder's choice.
Presley went deep leading off the sixth, but LA broke the game open with a four-spot in the bottom half. Gordon produced a run with a fielder's choice, and Loney took Chris Resop over the wall in right, capping the scoring.
Kuroda, who improved to 5-1 lifetime against Pittsburgh, was charged with two runs -- one earned -- on five hits, striking out seven while walking two...Loney's homer was the first pinch-hit homer of his career.
- PITTSBURGH: 2
LOS ANGELES: 7
Sep 17 1:26 AM
- Pinch-Hitter James Loney two-out, three-run Home Run (10) to right center scored Jamey Carroll and Dee Gordon. Matt Kemp due up.
Pirates 2, Dodgers 7 Bot 6, 2 OutsSep 17 12:38 AM
- Dee Gordon grounded into a fielder's choice, first to short scoring Russ Mitchell with two out. Aaron Miles out at second. Jamey Carroll advances to third. Runners on first and third with Justin Sellers due up.
Pirates 2, Dodgers 4 Bot 6, 2 OutsSep 17 12:33 AM
- Neil Walker singled to right. Runner on first with none out and Ryan Doumit due up.
Pirates 2, Dodgers 3 Top 6, 0 OutsSep 17 12:08 AM
- Juan Rivera reached on a fielder's choice, third to second scoring Justin Sellers with one out. Matt Kemp out at second. Runner on first and Jerry Sands due up.
Pirates 1, Dodgers 3 Bot 3, 1 OutSep 16 11:17 PM
- Matt Kemp single to left scored Dee Gordon with none out. On the play, Justin Sellers advances to third. Runners on first and third with Juan Rivera due up.
Pirates 1, Dodgers 2 Bot 3, 0 OutsSep 16 11:14 PM
- Russ Mitchell grounded out second to first. On the play, Rod Barajas advances to third. Runner on third with one out and Jamey Carroll due up.
Pirates 1, Dodgers 1 Bot 2, 1 OutSep 16 10:51 PM
- Ronny Cedeno grounded into a fielder's choice, pitcher to short. Pedro Alvarez out at second. On the play, Garrett Jones scored on Dee Gordon's throwing error with two outs. Runner on first and Jeff Locke due up.
Pirates 1, Dodgers 0 Top 2, 2 OutsSep 16 10:40 PM
- PITTSBURGH: 0
LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 1 Out
Sep 16 10:13 PM
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