The Dodgers did all their scoring in the first inning tonight: Mellis single, Kemp double, Ethier HBP, Rivera sac & RBI, Loney (!) single & RBI, Uribe (!) single & RBI.
A few trends worth noting. One: the Dodger bats are scoring a lot of two-out runs. Two: the defense seems to be especially sharp — not only up the middle, where Mellis is flashing quite a bit of range, but also at the corners with Uribe and Loney. Ajellis also got in on the act, throwing out Andrew McCutchen trying to steal second. Three: Don Mattingly is going to the bullpen early, and with good results. MacDougal, Elbert (barely), Lindblom and Guerrier all recorded holds tonight, and Guerra got his fifth save.
Dodgers are now 6-1 for the first time since 1981. But don't read anything into that.