Elian Herrera doubled twice and drove in three runs on Friday night for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it was a wild pitch that produced the winning run in the Dodgers' 7-6 win over the Chicago White Sox in the series opener at Dodger Stadium.
With runners on first and third and two outs in the eighth inning, Matt Thornton threw wild and allowed James Loney to score from third base what proved to be the winning run for the Dodgers, who played their eighth one-run game in their last 12 contests.
Herrera's second double tied the game in the sixth inning, a frame in which the Dodgers rallied for five runs to turn a 5-1 deficit into a 6-5 lead. Herrera scored on a single by Juan Rivera to give the Dodgers their first lead of the night.
Clayton Kershaw struggled, allowing five runs in his six innings, including a pair of home runs to Adam Dunn and Alex Rios. Kershaw did strikeout seven on the night.
"I think once I got to 0-2 I didn't execute the way I wanted to," Kershaw said after the game.
Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save of the season.
Chad Billingsley gets the start for the Dodgers on Saturday night in the second game of the series, facing Philip Humber for the White Sox.