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: Martin; Pierre 6; Ramirez, M 4; Loney 2; Garciaparra 3; Kemp. 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
BASERUNNING SB: Loney (7, 2nd base off Ohlendorf/Doumit).
a-Grounded out for Ohlendorf in the 3rd. b-Flied out for Salas, M in the 6th. c-Flied out for Sanchez, Ro in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Morgan (8, Kuroda). HR: LaRoche, Ad (20, 9th inning off Penny, 1 on, 2 out). TB:
Morgan 3; Sanchez, F 2; LaRoche, Ad 4. RBI: LaRoche, Ad 2 (75). 2-out RBI: LaRoche, Ad 2. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche, Ad; McLouth. GIDP: Cruz. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team
BASERUNNING CS: LaRoche, Ad (1, 2nd base by Kuroda/Martin).
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