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MLB: LA Dodgers 6, Pittsburgh 2

Sept. 15, 2009 at 2:11 AM

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Andre Ethier put Los Angeles ahead with a two-run homer in the fifth inning Monday and the Dodgers rolled to a 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

Besides Ethier's career-best 29th homer this season the Dodgers got two RBI on a 3-for-4 performance by Orlando Hudson as Los Angeles won for the fifth time in seven games to hold a four-game lead over Colorado in the National League West.

Winning starter Jon Garland (10-11) allowed just two runs on six hits and three walks through six innings. Hong-Chih Kuo, George Sherrill and Jonathan Broxton each threw a scoreless inning in relief.

Manny Ramirez also doubled in a run for the winners, while Ryan Doumit and Ramon Vazquez drove in Pittsburgh's runs.

Daniel McCutchen (0-2) surrendered four runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings for the Pirates, who have lost six of seven.

Manny Ramirez doubled in a run and Doumit added a groundout RBI.

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