Rick Honeycutt pitched a five-hitter in his first complete game of the year and Mariano Duncan knocked in five runs Tuesday to lead the Dodgers to a 10-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the first game of a doubleheader.
Honeycutt (8-12), who had lost six of his last eight decisions, also touched off a five-run second inning with a run-scoring single. He struck out two batters and walked three.
Duncan drove in two of the runs in the second with a single against Pascual Perez (1-10), and knocked in two more in the third with a triple off reliever Jeff Dedmon.
The Dodgers are 10-3 against the Braves this season.
Honeycutt’s bases-loaded single with one out in the second scored Bill Madlock. Duncan followed with his two-run single. After an out and a walk, Dedmon replaced Perez and yielded a two-run single to Greg Brock.
Atlanta made it 7-1 in the third when Brad Komminsk led off with a walk and came around on a single by Bruce Benedict, a sacrifice by Dedmon and a sacrifice fly by Rafael Ramirez.
The Dodgers added three runs in the eighth. Mike Scioscia walked, stole second, went to third on a fielding error by shortstop Ramirez and scored on a grounder by Steve Sax. Sax went to second on a single by Honeycutt and scored on Duncan’s third hit, a single to right. Honeycutt scored on Landreaux’s grounder.