LA Dodgers 6, Houston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Tim Welke,
Attendance - 36561

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 0
LA Dodgers 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 22-24 16-10 6-14 L1
LA Dodgers 31-15 20-5 11-10 W1

Recap


Dodgers 6, Astros 3:
A.J. Ellis hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as host Los Angeles avoided its first three-game losing streak of the season.

After Wesley Wright (0-1) hit Andre Ethier with an 0-2 pitch to lead off the ninth, pinch hitter Scott Van Slyke sacrificed him to second against reliever Wilton Lopez. James Loney was intentionally walked before Ellis crushed a 1-1 fastball into the left-field bleachers for his first career walk-off homer.

Houston, which had a four-game winning streak snapped, tied the contest in the eighth on Jason Castro's groundball double down the left-field line off Kenley Jansen after Brian Bogusevic and Chris Johnson walked with two outs against Ronald Belisario.

Jansen (4-0), the fourth Dodgers reliever, pitched a perfect ninth inning after blowing his third save in nine chances.

Houston's Bud Norris was 4-0 with a major league-best 0.35 ERA in May, but struggled Saturday. He allowed three runs, eight hits and walked four in 4 2/3 innings while throwing 116 pitches.

The Dodgers' Chad Billingsley allowed two runs and five hits in five innings and hasn't won in eight straight starts (0-3, five no-decisions).

Houston took a 2-0 lead on Carlos Lee's RBI single in the first inning and Jordan Schafer's bases-loaded walk with one in the second. After Jose Altuve struck out for the second out, right fielder Ethier robbed J.D. Martinez with a shoe-string catch to prevent further damage.

Ethier's two-out RBI double in the third inning made it 2-1 and Tony Gwynn Jr. delivered a two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning to put the Dodgers ahead 3-2.

Loney went 3-for-4 and scored a run for Los Angeles.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Matt Kemp will play two games with Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday and Monday before rejoining Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Dodgers are 8-4 since he went on the disabled list with a hamstring injury ... Martinez made a nice running catch of an Ellis drive on the warning track in left center field for the first out of the fourth inning ... The Astros fell to 8-2 in Norris' starts this season ... Ethier leads the National League with 41 RBIs ... The Dodgers are 8-0 on Saturdays ... Los Angeles is the only team without a three-game losing streak this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   LA Dodgers
Bud Norris Player Chad Billingsley
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.2 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 8
8 Hits 5
5.79 ERA 3.60
Hitting
Houston   LA Dodgers
Brian BogusevicPlayer James Loney
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 7 0 10 .206 18 9 3 6 0 0
LA Dodgers 12 1 17 .333 19 6 6 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against Houston. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .688 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Astros have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .478 after a loss.