After dropping four straight series, the Dodgers swooped into Pittsburgh and put an end to that nonsense, definitively not losing this four-game series and putting the Bucs back under the .500 mark. Hiroki Kuroda was stellar, striking out eight and holding the Pirates scoreless over seven innings while allowing only three hits. The Dodgers had only five hits but maximized them: Juan Uribe drove in the Dodgers' first run on a bases-loaded DP (no RBI for you!) and Jerry Sands doubled in the Dodgers' second run. Battletoad closed it for his third save.