Juan Castro turns a double play in the first inning on Monday. (Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
A Mark Loretta error opened the door to a five-run second inning against Hiroki Kuroda, and the Bucs never looked back. Manny Ramirez, Casey Blake, Rafael Furcal and Russell Martin were not in the starting lineup, as the Dodgers will have to wait another day to clinch the NL West.
Game Scores: Kuroda , Duke . HBP: Milledge (by Haeger). Pitches-strikes: Kuroda 75-50, Haeger 19-13, Mota 26-18, McDonald, Ja 39-23, Duke 103-74, Veal 3-3. Groundouts-flyouts: Kuroda 4-2, Haeger 0-1, Mota 0-2, McDonald, Ja 2-1, Duke 13-3, Veal 0-0. Batters faced: Kuroda 22, Haeger 4, Mota 7, McDonald, Ja 10, Duke 30, Veal 1. Inherited runners-scored: Mota 2-0. Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin
Culbreth. 3B: Brian O'Nora. Weather: 66 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 20 mph, Out to LF. T:
2:38. Att: 16,696. Venue: PNC Park. September 28, 2009 September 28, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner