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Pirates 11, Dodgers 1
Juan Castro turns a double play in the first inning on Monday. (Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)
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.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (93-64)
Lost 2
Pittsburgh 11, LA Dodgers 1   PIT
Pittsburgh (59-96)
Won 2
September 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 4 1
Pittsburgh
0 5 0 2 0 2 0 2 X   11 15 2
Standings thru 9/28/09  |  Recap: LAD | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Pirates stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pierre, LF-CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306
Hudson, O, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .286
Ethier, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .274
  Hu, SS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
Kemp, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .301
  McDonald, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-DeWitt, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .191
Loney, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .288
Loretta, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .232
Ausmus, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .295
  Ellis, A, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Castro, Ju, SS-LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .290
Kuroda, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
  a-Mientkiewicz, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
  Haeger, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Repko, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Totals 28 1 4 1 1 7 5  

a-Popped out for Kuroda in the 5th. b-Struck out for McDonald, Ja in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Hudson, O (5, Duke).
TB: Loretta; Hudson, O 3; Castro, Ju; Loney.
RBI: Hu (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierre; Loretta.
SAC: Kuroda.
SF: Hu.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Loretta (1, 2nd base by Duke/Doumit).
PO: Loretta (1st base by Duke).

FIELDING
E: Loretta (1, throw).
DP: (Hudson, O-Castro, Ju-Loney).

 
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, CF 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 .286
LaRoche, 3B 5 4 5 6 0 0 0 .259
Jones, G, 1B 5 1 2 2 0 0 3 .305
Doumit, C 4 0 1 1 1 2 2 .245
Milledge, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .279
Moss, RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .240
Young, D, 2B 4 1 1 1 1 2 3 .261
Cruz, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .237
Duke, P 4 0 0 1 0 2 3 .207
  Veal, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 39 11 15 11 3 6 18  

BATTING
2B: Young, D (16, Kuroda), LaRoche 2 (26, Kuroda, Mota).
HR: LaRoche 2 (12, 4th inning off Kuroda, 0 on, 2 out; 8th inning off McDonald, Ja, 1 on, 0 out), Jones, G (21, 4th inning off Kuroda, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: McCutchen 3; Jones, G 5; Milledge; Young, D 2; Doumit; LaRoche 13; Cruz 2.
RBI: Young, D (39), Duke (5), LaRoche 6 (61), Jones, G 2 (44), Doumit (34).
2-out RBI: LaRoche 3; Jones, G 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Doumit 2; Duke; Young, D 2.
GIDP: Jones, G.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jones, G (10, 2nd base off Kuroda/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Jones, G (1, missed catch), Cruz (1, throw).
DP: (Cruz-Young, D).
Pickoffs: Duke (Loretta at 1st base).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kuroda (L, 8-7) 4.0 8 7 3 2 3 2 3.76
Haeger 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.32
Mota 1.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 3.53
McDonald, Ja 2.0 3 2 2 1 2 1 4.06
 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duke (W, 11-15) 8.2 4 1 1 1 6 0 3.94
Veal 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.40

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
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