Kemp Homers As Dodgers Roll Past Pirates 10-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers broke out of a lengthy hitting slump in a 10-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
The Dodgers posted a season-high 15 hits, including three each by Jamey Carroll and Aaron Miles. Ted Lilly (3-3) had little trouble over six innings as Los Angeles won for just the second time in seven games.
Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs for the Pirates, who were hoping to give themselves some breathing room after making a rare move above .500 on Monday. Instead, they dropped to 18-18 when newfound ace Kevin Correia (5-3) ran into trouble in the sixth.
The Dodgers put together four consecutive hits with two outs, the last Kemp’s towering shot to center that gave Lilly all the offense he would need.
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