LA Dodgers 3, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 20, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance - 30270

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
Houston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 11-3 6-0 5-3 W2
Houston 5-9 3-4 2-5 L1

Recap

Dodgers 3, Astros 1: Matt Kemp blasted his eighth home run and Ted Lilly threw six strong innings as the visiting Dodgers recorded their fifth straight win over the Astros.

Kemp opened the scoring with a two-run shot in the first inning off J.A. Happ (1-1), who gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings.

Lilly (2-0) worked around six walks and allowed one run on four hits, and Javy Guerra tossed a perfect ninth inning for his seventh save.

One game after exploding for 11 runs, the Astros managed just five hits and stranded nine runners against the Dodgers. Houston scored its lone run on Chris Snyder’s RBI single in the fourth inning.

With eight homers in the Dodgers’ first 14 games, Kemp is tied with Wally Moon (1961) for the fastest start in franchise history. Kemp is batting .481 with 20 RBIs after going 3-for-3 Friday.

Kemp has six homers and 11 RBIs during his current nine-game hitting streak, and all eight of his home runs have been opposite-field shots.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After missing two games due to left wrist soreness, Dodgers infielder Juan Uribe was available off the bench. … Nine of the Astros’ 14 games have been decided by two runs or less. …Dodgers manager Don Mattingly celebrated his 51st birthday. …Lilly has won his first two starts of a season for just the second time in his 13-plus year career. … The Astros wore the original Colt .45s jerseys in celebration of the team’s 50th anniversary.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Houston
Ted Lilly Player J.A. Happ
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 8
1.50 ERA 4.50
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Houston
Matt Kemp Player Brian Bogusevic
3 Hits 1
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 1
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 9 1 14 .273 15 5 3 4 0 0
Houston 5 0 5 .172 16 11 1 7 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Astros have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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