Rod Barajas hit a two-run home run in the second inning, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers swept the Padres for the second straight time in Los Angeles, and have now won eight of their last nine games.
The Dodgers finished August at 17-11, their first winning month since June 2010.
Barajas also doubled on Wednesday, capping off a wonderful month that saw the catcher hit .357 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 18 games. James Loney also had a stellar month for the Dodgers, and had two hits today, including an RBI and a run scored. Matt Kemp also drove in a run, setting a new career high with 102 RBI.
Ted Lilly pitched into the sixth inning for his second straight win. He allowed two runs, but also was at his most wild. He walked four batters in a game for the first time since June 1, 2010.
After the game, the Dodgers announced Dana Eveland will be promoted from Triple A to start in Pittsburgh on Thursday. The Dodgers play once against the Pirates to makeup a rained out game from May 12.
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