Are all early-season victories created equally?
Might have a difficult time getting the
This was a team that badly needed a victory, particularly on the road and against the Cards. And early on it looked like more road pain, the Dodgers trailing 1-0 on an unearned run.
But the Dodgers finally ended their club-record scoreless road streak at 42 innings with four runs in the sixth, sparked by a three-run homer by
The Dodgers had been shut out in four consecutive road games and Wacha – who entered the game 7-0 – continued the scoreless streak for five innings, holding them hitless in the process.
Justin Turned ended the no-hit bid with a one-out double off the right field wall. He advanced to third on a Wacha wild pitch to
The 42-inning scoreless streak on the road is the major's sixth longest all-time, and it surpassed the club record of 41 set by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1908.
The Dodgers added one more run in the eighth. After base hits by Kendrick and Andre Ethier,
Frias was supported by three double plays, the biggest turned by Jimmy Rollins with two on in the bottom of the sixth. He fielded a
Frias (4-2) threw 91 pitches in his seven innings, walking two and striking out three. Yimi Garcua and Adam Liberatore each threw a scoreless inning to complete the win.
The game's start was delayed two hours and 20 minutes because of heavy rainfall, and then played in a frequent drizzle.