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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Pittsburgh 1

  |   Sept. 18, 2011 at 1:37 AM
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- James Loney and Juan Rivera both homered and teamed to drive in five runs Saturday, boosting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-1 win over Pittsburgh.

The Dodgers won for the 10th time in September and moved back within a game of .500 in a bid to have at least a break-even season in what has been a year filled with distractions.

Loney hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Rivera had a two-run blast in the third to make a winner out of starter Ted Lilly.

Lilly (10-14) gave up a run on four hits over seven innings. He had won only two of his previous eight starts.

Kenley Jansen escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to keep the Los Angeles lead safe.

James McDonald (9-9) lasted only three innings in taking the loss. He gave up five runs on seven hits.

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