Juan Uribe went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Miguel Olivo also
knocked in two runs for the Dodgers, who tallied a season-high 15
hits. Dan Haren (4-0) gave up three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings to
stay perfect in his first season with Los Angeles.
The struggles continued for Minnesota right-hander Mike Pelfrey
(0-3), who was reached for five runs and seven hits with three walks
in a season-low four innings. Brian Dozier recorded a two-run single
and Jason Kubel drove in a run with a base hit as the Twins fell to
1-3 on their current homestand.
Minnesota struck for two runs in the first when Kubel lofted an RBI
base hit to left and the Dodgers committed two throwing errors
getting the ball back in, allowing a second run to score. Puig
capped a three-run second with a double to score a pair and Matt
Kemp made it 4-2 when he went the other way for a run-scoring double
in the third.
Uribe knocked in Kemp one out later with a base hit to center for a
5-2 advantage and then had a ground-rule double in the seventh to
highlight a three-run rally that increased the lead to 8-4. Chris
Perez stranded a pair of Twins in the eighth and Olivo added a
sacrifice fly in the ninth to cap the scoring.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Dodgers also committed an error in the eighth to
give them three miscues in a game for the fourth time this year. ...
Los Angeles 1B Adrian Gonzalez had a single and three walks in five
plate appearances. ... Dodgers RH Red Patterson makes his
major-league debut in the nightcap opposite Twins LH Kris Johnson,
who will be making his team and season debut.
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