The Los Angeles Dodgers have had success at PNC Park since it opened in 2001, and Tuesday night was no different. Chad Billingsley pitched eight scoreless innings, and the offense exploded for an 11-0 win, the third straight victory of the Dodgers.
The Dodgers have beaten the Pirates eight straight times, dating back to last season. The Dodgers are 30-13 all-time at PNC Park.
Luis Cruz matched a career high with three hits and three runs batted in, which was more than enough support for Billingsley, who won his fifth straight start.
Billingsley struck out five and walked one in his eight scoreless innings, which evened his record at 9-9 on the season. Billingsley allowed five hits, and has a 1.56 ERA in his five starts since returning from the disabled list.
Hanley Ramirez added three hits, two runs scored, and two RBI, driven in with a double in a five-run ninth that turned the game into a blowout. Matt Kemp went 2-for-4, both infield singles, for his fifth multi-hit game in his last six games.
Clayton Kershaw pitches for the Dodgers on Wednesday night, facing Wandy Rodriguez for the Pirates.