Pirates spoil Anderson's return, beat Dodgers 11-3
LOS ANGELES (AP) Josh Harrison and Adam Frazier each had four hits, Sean Rodriguez homered and had four RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled Brett Anderson's return with a five-run first inning in an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Rodriguez had a three-run homer and Jordy Mercer a two-run shot in the first to chase Anderson (0-1) from his first start since last October. Anderson returned from back surgery and left after one inning with a mild left wrist sprain.
Jung Ho Kang added a solo homer during a four-run ninth to help Pittsburgh win for the fifth time in seven games against the Dodgers this season.
Rookie Chad Kuhl (3-0) won his third consecutive start, holding the Dodgers to two runs and six hits over six innings.
Joc Pederson hit his second homer in two games for the Dodgers, who've lost three of their last four but remained one game back of San Francisco in the NL West. The Giants lost 8-7 to Baltimore.