Jon Garland wasn’t sharp, but he didn’t allow the Pirates to have a big inning. The Bucs put runners on base in each of the first five innings, but only managed single runs in the fourth and fifth. Meanwhile, LA had matched that total coming into the bottom of the fifth when Andre Ethier hit a two run homer off of Daniel McCutchen to break a 2-2 tie,
The Dodgers added two more runs off the Pirates bullpen while LA’s relief corp combined for three perfect innings.
McCutchen allowed seven hits and four runs in five innings. Garland gave up three walks and six hits in six innings.
Andy LaRoche, hitting from the #2 spot, had two singles and scored a run.
Daniel McCutchen didn’t pitch all too well.
Bucs have lost 15 of 17.
Ethier now has 96 RBI. Assuming he gets four more, he will become LA’s first outfielder with 100 RBI in a season since J.D. Drew in 2006.
Each of the Dodgers starting 8 had at least one knock.
Garland has reached double digits in wins every year since 2002. This was his third career appearance and first career win against Pittsburgh.