Pirates, Locke Blank Dodgers, 3-0

Pirates, Locke Blank Dodgers, 3-0

(AP) Pirates, Locke shut down reeling Dodgers 3-0
By WILL GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH
Jeff Locke allowed just two hits over seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Friday night.

Locke (6-1) struck out five and walked one to win his sixth straight decision while shaving his ERA to 2.19. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run double in the third inning off Stephen Fife (1-2).

Jason Grilli worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the ninth for his National League-leading 24th save.

The Dodgers played without manager Don Mattingly, who served a one-game suspension for his role in the brawl with Arizona earlier in the week. Bench coach Trey Hillman filled in for Mattingly. Los Angeles has lost five of six to fall a season-worst 10 games under .500 (28-38).


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