Though he had a couple shaky innings early on, Tyson Ross put up six quality innings, holding the Dodgers to just one run on five hits and two walks. The bullpen did right enough by their starter, with Kevin Quackenbush, Joaquin Benoit, and Bud Norris gave up one more run in three innings of relief. But the offense had nothing. Alex Wood held them to three singles and four walks in seven innings of work. The LA bullpen followed that with two perfect innings to wrap up the victory.
Ross ran into a little trouble in the second inning when Andre Ethier hit a leadoff double. Three batters and one out later, the bases were loaded after Ross beaned Yasmani Grandal and walked Joc Pederson. He got out of the jam by striking out Woods and getting a ground out from Jimmy Rollins.
The fourth did not go as well. Ethier led off with another double, and Carl Crawford followed up with another one. It was a ground rule double that bounced into the right field porch. Tyson shut them down after that, but it was too late. The Dodgers picked up an (unneeded) insurance run in the eighth. Benoit walked Ethier to start the inning. A pair of singles from Crawford and Pederson brought him around to score the second and final game of the night.
Andrew Cashner will try to salvage a split in tomorrow's series finale at 1:10 PM.