National League Game Summary - Pittsburgh at Los Angeles
(Sunday, April 7th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 6, Pittsburgh 2
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with four RBI
and the Dodgers finished off a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with
a 6-2 victory on Sunday.
Justin Sellers added a solo home run and Matt Kemp contributed a sacrifice fly
for Los Angeles, which saw starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-1) pick the first win of
The South Korean native struck out six and surrendered just two runs on three
hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings of work.
The Pirates, who were shutout in the first two games of the set, managed only
four hits. In his season debut, Jeff Locke (0-1) was tagged for four runs on
eight hits over six frames.
"We've got work to do on offense," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. "We've
got to find a way to connect the dots for our offensive game better than we
Andrew McCutchen hit Pittsburgh's first home run of the season, a two-run
shot in the first inning.
The Pirates had two hits in the opening frame, but had just two more the rest
of the way.
Gonzalez's two-run single quickly knotted the score at 2-2 in the bottom half
of the first. Matt Kemp doubled the at-bat prior and scored on the play, then
put the Dodgers in front in the third when his sacrifice fly plated Carl
Crawford doubled before scoring the go-ahead run and he got on base again in
the fifth with a lead off single. Later in the inning, he came around to score
on Gonzalez's base hit to left to put the Dodgers ahead 4-2.
Sellers opened with the seventh frame with a solo shot, and after Nick Punto
and Kemp walked, Gonzalez delivered his fourth RBI on a single to right field
to account for the final margin.
"He's one of the best first baseman in baseball," said Kemp of Gonzalez.
"We're happy to have him on the team, a gold-glove first baseman that can hit
The Dodgers have won 13 of the last 14 games against the Pirates ... Los
Angeles was 3-for-8 with runners in scoring position ... The Pirates will head
to Arizona for a three-game set starting Monday, while the Dodgers will travel
to San Diego.