LA Dodgers 6, Pittsburgh 2

Date - Sunday, April 7, 2013 4:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Gerry Davis,
Attendance - 52053

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
LA Dodgers 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 6 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 1-5 1-2 0-3 L4
LA Dodgers 4-2 4-2 0-0 W3

Recap

Dodgers 6, Pirates 2: Adrian Gonzalez drove in four runs, Hyun-Jin Ryu threw 6 1/3 innings to earn his first Major League victory and host Los Angeles completed its sweep of Pittsburgh.

Gonzalez had three base hits, giving him seven in the series, and Carl Crawford and Nick Punto had two hits apiece for the Dodgers. Justin Sellers broke out of an 0-for-15 slump to start the season with a solo home run in the seventh that gave Los Angeles a 5-2 lead.

Ryu (1-1) allowed two earned runs, three hits and struck out six while helping the Dodgers to their ninth straight victory over the Pirates at Chavez Ravine. Dodger pitchers entered the game with a 0.80 ERA through the first five games.

The Pirates scored their first runs of the series in the first inning when Starling Marte led off with a base hit for the second straight game and came home on a homer to left by Andrew McCutchen for a 2-0 lead. McCutchen (.238) and Marte (.267) are the only Pirates hitting better than .154 on the season.

The Dodgers answered quickly, as Punto delivered a one-out single to center field off Pirates starter Jeff Locke (0-1), Matt Kemp doubled to right center and both came home on a single up the middle by Gonzalez. The Dodgers took a 3-2 lead in the third after Crawford doubled, was sacrificed to third by Punto and scored on Kemp’s sacrifice fly to right.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jerry Hairston Jr. started in left field for the Dodgers in place of Andre Ethier, who came in hitting .239 in his career against left-handers, compared to .311 against right-handers. … McCutchen’s home run ended a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings by the Pirates. … The Pirates have scored eight runs through the first six games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   LA Dodgers
Jeff Locke Player Hyun-Jin Ryu
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.1
3 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 3
6.00 ERA 2.84
Hitting
Pittsburgh   LA Dodgers
Starling Marte Player Adrian Gonzalez
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 4
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 4 1 7 .129 13 8 2 3 0 0
LA Dodgers 11 1 16 .355 13 4 6 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Pirates have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.