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Saito falls at end
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Pirates 6, Dodgers 4
Hiroki Kuroda had an RBI double, his first big league hit. (Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)
Hiroki Kuroda was one out from his second big league win, but closer Takashi Saito allowed a three-run homer to the Pirates' Nate McLouth. Slumping Andruw Jones tripled, scored a run and had an RBI.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 04/14: PIT 6, LAD 4
  • Tue. 04/15: LAD 11, PIT 2
  • Wed. 04/16: vs PIT, 7:10 PM PT
PIT
Pittsburgh (7-6)
Won 4
Pittsburgh 6, LA Dodgers 4   LAD
LA Dodgers (5-8)
Lost 2
April 14, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3   6 12 1
LA Dodgers
0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0   4 10 0
Standings thru 4/14/08  |  Recap: PIT | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Dodgers stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF5113012.383
Sanchez, F, 2B5030001.250
Bay, LF5000034.250
Doumit, C4110003.341
Nady, RF4121011.346
Mientkiewicz, 1B4000002.227
Bautista, 3B4122001.191
  1-Bixler, PR0100000.154
  Gomez, 3B0000000.368
Rivas, L, SS4010011.243
Duke, P2010001.143
  a-Morgan, PH1000000.200
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  Yates, P0000000.000
  b-LaRoche, PH1110000.128
  Capps, P0000000.000
Totals3961260616 

a-Lined out for Duke in the 7th. b-Singled for Yates in the 9th.
1-Ran for Bautista in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Nady (3, Kuroda).
HR: Bautista (1, 2nd inning off Kuroda, 1 on, 2 out), McLouth (2, 9th inning off Saito, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: McLouth 4; Sanchez, F 3; Doumit; Nady 3; Bautista 5; Rivas, L; Duke; LaRoche.
RBI: Bautista 2 (6), Nady (14), McLouth 3 (14).
2-out RBI: Bautista 2; McLouth 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Doumit; Bautista.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Doumit (1, fielding).
PB: Doumit (1).

 
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS4000102.360
Ethier, LF4010102.286
Kemp, RF5010014.273
Kent, 2B4110002.238
  Hu, 2B0000000.222
Loney, 1B4111011.375
Martin, C4120001.178
Jones, CF4111002.114
DeWitt, 3B4011002.256
Kuroda, P2011000.167
  a-Young, PH1010000.250
  Proctor, P0000000.000
  Beimel, P0000000.000
  Broxton, P0000000.000
  b-Sweeney, PH1000001.100
  Saito, P0000000.000
Totals3741042217 

a-Singled for Kuroda in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Broxton in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kuroda (1, Duke), Kent (4, Duke).
3B: Jones (1, Duke).
TB: Ethier; Kemp; Kent 2; Loney; Martin 2; Jones 3; DeWitt; Kuroda 2; Young.
RBI: Jones (2), Kuroda (1), Loney (5), DeWitt (5).
2-out RBI: DeWitt.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kemp; Furcal; Loney.
Team LOB: 8.

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Duke 6.08432002.89
Grabow 1.01000100.00
Yates (W, 2-0)1.01000001.00
Capps (S, 4)1.00000103.52
 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kuroda 6.07330212.89
Proctor (H, 1)0.10000007.71
Beimel (H, 1)0.20000101.80
Broxton (H, 1)1.01000201.42
Saito (BS, 1)(L, 1-1)1.04330115.40

Balk: Duke.
Pitches-strikes: Duke 94-60, Grabow 11-8, Yates 21-11, Capps 13-9, Kuroda 84-56, Proctor 4-3, Beimel 11-9, Broxton 16-12, Saito 28-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Duke 11-7, Grabow 2-0, Yates 1-2, Capps 1-1, Kuroda 7-9, Proctor 1-0, Beimel 0-1, Broxton 0-1, Saito 0-2.
Batters faced: Duke 28, Grabow 4, Yates 4, Capps 3, Kuroda 25, Proctor 1, Beimel 2, Broxton 4, Saito 7.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 37,334.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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