Ted Lilly pitched six strong innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of late San Francisco Giants mistakes in a 9-1 win in the opener of a three-game series on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
Lilly allowed just one run on four hits in his six innings, improving to 4-0 on the season. Lilly has allowed five earned runs in five starts on the season, and struck out six and walked two on Monday.
A.J. Ellis was 2-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning with an RBI double. Ellis has reached base in a career-high 19 straight games and sports a .444 on-base percentage on the season.
Matt Kemp returned to the starting lineup Monday night and went 3-for-3, raising his batting average back over the .400 mark, at .406. The Dodgers plated five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to make this one a blowout.
Both teams committed three errors on Monday.
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