Los Angeles, CA – James Loney hit a pinch-hit, three-run 2 win over the Pirates.
Jeff Locke (0-2), in his second career start, lasted just three innings and allowed three runs on five hits for Pittsburgh, which won the opener of this four-game series on Thursday. Alex Presley homered in defeat.
The Dodgers pushed two across in the third, as Kemp chased home Gordon with a base hit to left and Justin Sellers scored on Juan Rivera's fielder's choice.
Presley went deep leading off the sixth, but LA broke the game open with a four-spot in the bottom half. Gordon produced a run with a fielder's choice, and Loney took Chris Resop over the wall in right, capping the scoring.
Kuroda, who improved to 5-1 lifetime against Pittsburgh, was charged with two runs -- one earned -- on five hits, striking out seven while walking two...Loney's homer was the first pinch-hit homer of his career.