LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Josh Fogg allowed one run over a career-high 7 1/3 innings and three teammates hit solo homers as the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 3-1 victory Tuesday over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fogg (11-7) scattered eight hits, walked four and struck out two en route to his fourth straight road victory. The 25-year-old rookie has won four of his last five decisions overall and improved to 2-0 against Los Angeles.
"I felt really good out there tonight," Fogg said. "We came up with three solo jacks. It was huge. This is probably the most pitches (110) I've thrown all year. I felt great all night and I'd like to keep it going like that."
"He gave us some quality innings," Pittsburgh manager Lloyd McClendon said. "The young man pitched a great game. He showed a lot of poise. He kept the ball down and finally got his pitch count where he wanted it."
Brian Boehringer retired two batters in the eighth before Mike Williams pitched a perfect ninth for his 33rd save. Williams is one save shy of the Pirates' single-season record set by Jim Gott in 1988.
"He's done a great job all year," Fogg said of Williams. "Whenever we give him the ball, the game ends and we still have the lead."
Adam Hyzdu, Kevin Young and Jason Kendall smacked solo homers off Los Angeles starter Odalis Perez (10-8), who gave up eight hits, struck out five and walked two over eight innings. He has lost four decisions in a row.
Alex Cora singled in Los Angeles' lone run in the fourth inning. The Dodgers, who returned home from a disappointing 13-game road trip late Monday night, have lost six of their last nine.
"We just didn't have any offense," Los Angeles right fielder Shawn Green said. "We have swung the bat well. Hopefully we can hit this week like we have in the past and win some series. It's tough to lose the first one of the series. We'd love to sweep this team but they have some guys who can hit the ball."
Hyzdu opened the scoring in the fourth inning with a two-out solo homer, his seventh of the season. He has hit safely in six of his last seven games, batting .308 (8-for-26) over that span.
"I've had some success in here," Hyzdu said. "You think you can continue it but you never know until you go out there and do it. Perez is a good pitcher. It was a fastball. I got a hold of it."
The Dodgers tied the game in the bottom of the inning. With one out, Adrian Beltre walked, went to third on Mark Grudzielanek's two-out single to left center field and scored on Cora's base hit to left.
But Young put Pittsburgh ahead when he sent a 1-1 changeup from Perez over the left center field wall for his 14th homer. Young has gone 20-for-50 with six home runs against lefthanders after starting the season 1-for-22.
"He (Perez) pitched well," Young said. "He kept us off-balance the whole game. He got up in the zone and when he made mistakes, they weren't singles, they were home runs."
Kendall snapped an 0-for-9 drought against Perez when he belted a leadoff homer in the eighth inning. Dodgers left fielder Brian Jordan timed his jump perfectly but the ball hit off his outstretched glove.
"It was a slider down and in," said Kendall, who has hit safely in 13 of his last 16 games. "I thought he caught it. I was ready to turn and go back (to the dugout). I don't hit too many of those."
The Dodgers stranded 10 baserunners -- at least one in each of the first eight innings.
On three occasions, Los Angeles had a runner at third base, but failed to get him in each time, including in the second inning when Beltre led off with a single.
One out later, Pirates left fielder Brian Giles tried to make a diving catch on Grudzielanek, but the ball hit him on the head and went toward right field, allowing Beltre to go to third.
Beltre rounded third, but was held up by coach Glenn Hoffman.
Grudzielanek did not see Beltre stop and both players ended up at third. First baseman Young, who cut off the throw by Hyzdu from the outfield, tagged both runners, and Grudzielanek was called out. Alex Cora grounded out to end the inning.
In the fifth, Roberts opened the inning with a single and went to second on Paul Lo Duca's groundout. Green was walked intentionally before Eric Karros grounded into a double play to end the threat.
"I think the biggest play of the game was putting him (Green) on and getting that double play," Fogg said.
"We just didn't capitalize on our opportunities," Karros said. "I had an opportunity, but the reality is we just have to start scoring some runs. Hopefully we'll get things going. All we're looking for in here is some results."