Blake DeWitt had a pair of triples, the latter of which was a two-run job in the eighth inning that scored Manny Ramirez from second (Ramirez had reached on a leadoff double) and James Loney from first (IBB). Casey Blake's double in the first also scored two runs, and RBI from Loney and Jamey Carroll notched six runs for the Dodgers across eight frames.
But like last night, the story tonight wasn't the offense, but rather the starting pitching. New starter John Ely continues to amaze, tonight with a seven-inning, five hit, two run (2 ER) and 8 K evening. Oh, and his third straight walk-less game brings his streak to 19.2 IP. Jeff Weaver, George Sherrill, and Ramon Troncoso closed out the last two innings, and the Dodgers' win streak extends to eight games, with a chance to slip into second place tomorrow irrespective of the outcome of the Giants @ Padres game (Padres lead 3-1 in the eighth (update that was the final score)). Way to go, Dodgers!