Hill pitches Dodgers past Pirates 6-4 for 3-game sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) After launching 10 home runs in their first two games against the Pirates, the Dodgers kept it in the park and still won their fourth in a row.

Rich Hill earned his first victory in three months, Yasmani Grandal and Chris Taylor drove in three runs apiece, and Los Angeles beat Pittsburgh 6-4 on Wednesday night to sweep the Pirates for the second straight year.

The Dodgers outscored the Pirates 31-8 in the series, the first time they've totaled 30-plus runs and 20-plus extra-base hits in a three-game series since 1950, when the Brooklyn Dodgers had 47 runs and 22 extra-base hits also against the Pirates, according to Stats LLC.

''It's been fun. Everybody seems to be swinging the bat well,'' Taylor said. ''It seems like it's a different guy every time. We know we can manufacture runs. It just happens we've been scoring most by the homer.''

Hill (2-3) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings for his first victory since April 1, when he won his season debut against the Giants. The left-hander, who had been sidelined by blister issues, struck out five and walked one.

It was the first time the Pirates walked in the series.

''The mechanical things we worked on a month ago I look forward to keeping the rest of the season,'' Hill said.

Hill left the game with a stiff neck after an ill-advised head-first slide into home plate in the fourth.

Kenley Jansen earned a five-out save, his 23rd of the season. Pinch-hitter Corey Dickerson singled with two outs in the ninth, putting the potential tying run at the plate, but Austin Meadows struck out to end the game.

Daniel Hudson, who relieved Hill, was ejected in the sixth by first-base umpire Jeff Nelson. Hudson gave up a one-out single to Elias Diaz and then appeared to be yelling in Nelson's direction before getting tossed. Hudson gave a dismissive wave of his right arm before retreating to the dugout.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Nelson had cautioned Hudson that his hand was carrying the ball, although Roberts said the delivery wasn't out of the ordinary.

''He wanted Daniel to have the hand available for the runner to see,'' Roberts said. ''Nelly interpreted it correctly.''

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was hit by a pitch from Tyler Glasnow in the fifth, but stayed in the game. The ball grazed his shoulder first before striking part of his helmet.

''It kind of shook him up,'' Roberts said.

Grandal gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead with a two-out RBI single in the first. His two-run RBI double put them back in front in the third, and Taylor followed with an RBI single to chase Clay Holmes (0-1) and make it 4-2.

Taylor's RBI single in the fifth extended the Dodgers' lead to 6-2.

Gregory Polanco's two-run homer off Edward Paredes in the eighth left Pittsburgh trailing 6-4.

The Pirates briefly led 2-1 on Starling Marte's two-out RBI double just inside the left-field line in the third.

Pittsburgh lost its third in a row and went 4-5 on its nine-game trip to New York, San Diego and Los Angeles.

''The game shows you where you need to improve,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''It gives you immediate feedback.''

Holmes gave up four runs and five hits in 2 1/3 innings of his first major league start. The right-hander struck out two and walked three, all in the first inning when he needed 35 pitches.

''I made some good pitches,'' Holmes said. ''But they had some good takes and made me work a little extra in the first.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (right rib microfracture) is set to throw a simulated game in Anaheim on Sunday. That session should end his rehab and he will return to the club. ... RHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (left groin strain) will go to spring training camp in Arizona while the Dodgers are on a seven-game trip to Anaheim and San Diego. Ryu will be joined there by RHP Pedro Baez (right biceps tendinitis), LHP Tony Cingrani (left shoulder strain) and RHP Josh Fields (right shoulder inflammation).

ADVENTURE IN BASE RUNNING

Hill notched his first hit of the season with a perfectly placed bunt single in the fourth and his first since Sept. 27, 2017. That launched his adventure on the base paths. He advanced to second and third on wild pitches. Hill slid home head-first only to get tossed out on a double-play ball by Max Muncy. ''Sliding head-first into home plate for a pitcher is no-no,'' Taylor said. Hill said he would get treatment on his neck. ''I just need to learn how to slide feet-first,'' he said.

UP NEXT

Pirates: Off on Thursday before RHP Trevor Williams (6-6, 4.22 ERA) starts at home Friday against Philadelphia. He has lost his last two starts.

Dodgers: After an off-day, RHP Kenta Maeda (5-5, 3.36) starts the series opener Friday in Anaheim. He is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA in two career starts against the Angels.

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  • W: R. Hill (2-3)L: C. Holmes (0-1)S: K. Jansen (23)
  • HR: PIT - G. Polanco (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Meadows LF50000035.295.329.489.818-1.5
S. Marte CF41220002.265.316.441.7576.0
G. Polanco RF41121021.231.338.462.7996.0
E. Diaz C40100010.301.345.515.8590.5
D. Freese 1B40100011.267.327.415.7410.5
C. Moran 3B40000001.262.338.416.7550.0
J. Mercer SS30100120.251.312.393.7052.0
M. Moroff 2B31100111.209.261.372.6332.5
C. Holmes P11000002.000.000.000.0001.0
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b- J. Harrison PH10000011.256.291.353.644-0.5
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Smoker P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- C. Dickerson PH10100000.303.338.449.7871.0
  • a-singled for Rodriguez in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Santana in the 7th
  • c-singled for Smoker in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF40000112.261.343.551.8940.5
M. Muncy 2B-1B42100102.280.419.6401.0604.0
J. Turner 3B31100003.266.364.424.7893.0
C. Bellinger 1B-CF32100103.239.326.485.8115.0
Y. Grandal C31230100.247.343.460.8038.0
C. Taylor SS30230100.264.347.476.8226.0
E. Hernandez CF40000024.232.311.483.794-1.0
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Puig RF40100011.262.325.443.7670.5
R. Hill P20100000.067.067.067.1331.0
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D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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L. Forsythe 2B00000100.205.259.304.5631.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Hill in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Marte (14), J. Mercer (19)
  • HR - G. Polanco (12)
  • RBI - S. Marte 2 (36), G. Polanco 2 (43)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Marte 2 (15)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Bellinger (16), Y. Grandal (13)
  • RBI - Y. Grandal 3 (44), C. Taylor 3 (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Grandal (17)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - S. Marte (7)
  • DP - 2 (Marte-Diaz; Moran-Moroff)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Taylor-Muncy-Bellinger)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Holmes (L, 0-1)2.15443207.112.05-10.0
R. Rodriguez1.21000002.181.032.0
T. Glasnow0.01222004.701.35-5.0
E. Santana2.02000003.621.024.0
K. Crick1.00000102.321.263.5
J. Smoker1.00001107.202.402.5
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Hill (W, 2-3)5.04221504.561.3717.5
D. Hudson0.11000103.511.35-0.5
S. Alexander1.20001203.761.363.0
E. Paredes0.12220016.141.09-4.0
K. Jansen (S, 23)1.22000302.210.919.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Hill (W, 2-3)5.0
D. Hudson0.1
S. Alexander1.2
E. Paredes0.1
K. Jansen (S, 23)1.2
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Holmes, R. Rodriguez 2 (6)
  • HBP - T. Glasnow
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Holmes 64-34, R. Rodriguez 16-11, T. Glasnow 15-5, E. Santana 19-14, K. Crick 11-7, J. Smoker 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Holmes 3-2, R. Rodriguez 1-3, E. Santana 3-2, K. Crick 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Holmes 15, R. Rodriguez 5, T. Glasnow 4, E. Santana 7, K. Crick 3, J. Smoker 4
  • Balks - T. Glasnow
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 73-48, D. Hudson 10-7, S. Alexander 18-12, E. Paredes 10-6, K. Jansen 30-22
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 2-8, S. Alexander 2-0, K. Jansen 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Hill 20, D. Hudson 2, S. Alexander 5, E. Paredes 3, K. Jansen 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Marte CF41220002.265.316.441.7576.0
G. Polanco RF41121021.231.338.462.7996.0
E. Diaz C40100010.301.345.515.8590.5
D. Freese 1B40100011.267.327.415.7410.5
C. Moran 3B40000001.262.338.416.7550.0
J. Mercer SS30100120.251.312.393.7052.0
M. Moroff 2B31100111.209.261.372.6332.5
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  • a-singled for Rodriguez in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Santana in the 7th
  • c-singled for Smoker in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF40000112.261.343.551.8940.5
M. Muncy 2B-1B42100102.280.419.6401.0604.0
J. Turner 3B31100003.266.364.424.7893.0
C. Bellinger 1B-CF32100103.239.326.485.8115.0
Y. Grandal C31230100.247.343.460.8038.0
C. Taylor SS30230100.264.347.476.8226.0
E. Hernandez CF40000024.232.311.483.794-1.0
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Puig RF40100011.262.325.443.7670.5
R. Hill P20100000.067.067.067.1331.0
a- C. Utley PH10000002.218.295.315.6090.0
D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Hill in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Marte (14), J. Mercer (19)
  • HR - G. Polanco (12)
  • RBI - S. Marte 2 (36), G. Polanco 2 (43)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Marte 2 (15)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Bellinger (16), Y. Grandal (13)
  • RBI - Y. Grandal 3 (44), C. Taylor 3 (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Grandal (17)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - S. Marte (7)
  • DP - 2 (Marte-Diaz; Moran-Moroff)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Taylor-Muncy-Bellinger)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Holmes (L, 0-1)2.15443207.112.05-10.0
R. Rodriguez1.21000002.181.032.0
T. Glasnow0.01222004.701.35-5.0
E. Santana2.02000003.621.024.0
K. Crick1.00000102.321.263.5
J. Smoker1.00001107.202.402.5
Total8.0966640---
PITCHERSIP
C. Holmes (L, 0-1)2.1
R. Rodriguez1.2
T. Glasnow0.0
E. Santana2.0
K. Crick1.0
J. Smoker1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Hill (W, 2-3)5.04221504.561.3717.5
D. Hudson0.11000103.511.35-0.5
S. Alexander1.20001203.761.363.0
E. Paredes0.12220016.141.09-4.0
K. Jansen (S, 23)1.22000302.210.919.5
Total9.09442111---
PITCHERSIP
R. Hill (W, 2-3)5.0
D. Hudson0.1
S. Alexander1.2
E. Paredes0.1
K. Jansen (S, 23)1.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Holmes, R. Rodriguez 2 (6)
  • HBP - T. Glasnow
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Holmes 64-34, R. Rodriguez 16-11, T. Glasnow 15-5, E. Santana 19-14, K. Crick 11-7, J. Smoker 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Holmes 3-2, R. Rodriguez 1-3, E. Santana 3-2, K. Crick 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Holmes 15, R. Rodriguez 5, T. Glasnow 4, E. Santana 7, K. Crick 3, J. Smoker 4
  • Balks - T. Glasnow
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 73-48, D. Hudson 10-7, S. Alexander 18-12, E. Paredes 10-6, K. Jansen 30-22
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 2-8, S. Alexander 2-0, K. Jansen 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Hill 20, D. Hudson 2, S. Alexander 5, E. Paredes 3, K. Jansen 7
  • 8TH INNING
    Polanco homered to right center, Marte scored46
  • 5TH INNING
    Taylor singled to center, Turner and Bellinger scored, Grandal to second26
  • 3RD INNING
    Taylor singled to left, Grandal scored24
    Grandal doubled to shallow right, Muncy and Bellinger scored23
    Marte doubled to deep left, Moroff and Holmes scored21
  • 1ST INNING
    Grandal singled to left, Muncy scored, Turner to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • K. Jansen Pitching:
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Mercer struck out looking
    • M. Moroff: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Moroff grounded out to third
    • Corey Dickerson hit for Josh Smoker
    • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dickerson singled to left
    • A. Meadows: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Edward Paredes relieved Scott Alexander
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Meadows flied out to deep left
    • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Marte singled to left
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Polanco homered to right center, Marte scored
    • Kenley Jansen pitching
    • Logan Forsythe at second base
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Freese singled to center
    • C. Moran: Foul, Moran grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Josh Smoker relieved Kyle Crick
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Puig struck out looking
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Forsythe walked
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pederson flied out to deep left
    • M. Muncy: Muncy fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • S. Alexander Pitching:
    • C. Moran: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Moran grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mercer walked
    • M. Moroff: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Moroff struck out looking
    • Josh Harrison hit for Edgar Santana
    • J. Harrison: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Foul, Foul, Grandal fouled out to first
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Taylor grounded out to first
    • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Daniel Hudson pitching
    • G. Polanco: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz singled to right
    • Scott Alexander relieved Daniel Hudson
    • D. Freese: Freese grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Diaz out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Santana Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pederson grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Muncy: Muncy grounded out to second
    • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Turner singled to left
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger flied out to deep right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
    • M. Moroff: Strike looking, Strike looking, Moroff singled to center
    • Josh Bell hit for Richard Rodriguez
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Bell reached on an infield single to third, Moroff to second
    • A. Meadows: Ball, Foul, Ball, Meadows lined out to second
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Marte grounded into fielder's choice to third, Moroff out at third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Glasnow pitching
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Turner hit by pitch
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked, Turner to third, Bellinger to second
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Taylor singled to center, Turner and Bellinger scored, Grandal to second
    • Edgar Santana relieved Tyler Glasnow
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Hernandez lined into double play third to second, Grandal out at second
    • Y. Puig: Puig reached on an infield single to third, Taylor to second
    • Chase Utley hit for Rich Hill
    • C. Utley: Utley grounded into fielder's choice to second, Puig out at second
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Diaz flied out to deep left
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • C. Moran: Foul, Moran lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • R. Hill: Strike swinging, Hill reached on bunt single to second
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hill to second on wild pitch, Pederson popped out to second
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Hill to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Muncy flied into double play center to catcher, Hill out at home
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mercer doubled to left center
    • M. Moroff: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moroff walked
    • C. Holmes: Holmes reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Mercer out at third, Moroff to second
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Marte doubled to deep left, Moroff and Holmes scored
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Holmes Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Muncy singled to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Turner flied out to deep center
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger doubled to deep right center, Muncy to third
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Grandal doubled to shallow right, Muncy and Bellinger scored
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grandal to third on wild pitch, Taylor singled to left, Grandal scored
    • Richard Rodriguez relieved Clay Holmes
    • E. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Hernandez flied out to center
    • Y. Puig: Puig grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Diaz popped out to second
    • D. Freese: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Freese lined out to center
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Ball, Moran lined out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Holmes Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Hill: Ball, Strike looking, Hill grounded bunt out to catcher
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Ball, Marte flied out to deep right
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Polanco popped out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Holmes Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pederson walked
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked, Pederson to second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Turner reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pederson out at third, Muncy to second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bellinger fouled out to catcher
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Grandal singled to left, Muncy scored, Turner to second
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked, Turner to third, Grandal to second
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)