Hiroki Kuroda, who threw 83 pitches, fanned two and walked one. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
Behind Hiroki Kuroda's impressive seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball and some early timely hitting, the Dodgers trimmed their magic number to nine. James Loney drove in three, Manny Ramirez ripped a two-run double and Juan Pierre hit his first homer in two years.
a-Struck out for Kuroda in the 8th. b-Walked for Ramirez, M in the 8th. 1-Ran for Garciaparra in the
7th. 2-Ran for Sweeney in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Garciaparra (7, Ohlendorf), Ramirez, M (33, Ohlendorf). HR: Pierre (1, 6th inning off Salas, M, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Pierre 6; Ramirez, M 4; Kemp; Loney 2; Martin, R; Garciaparra 3. RBI: Ramirez, M 2 (111), Loney 3 (86), Pierre (27), DeWitt (44). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berroa; Garciaparra; Kuroda; Ozuna. SF: DeWitt; Loney. GIDP: Kuroda, Berroa. Team RISP: 4-for-15. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Loney (7, 2nd base off Ohlendorf/Doumit).