Hiroki Kuroda fired a three-hitter over eight innings while James Loney and Casey Blake drove in three runs each as the Dodgers thrashed the Giants on Friday night, 10-3.
Kuroda, making only his second start since being drilled in the head by a line drive Aug. 15 in Arizona, needed only 86 pitches and retired 19 consecutive batters at one point. Giants starter Matt Cain fell to 0-7 lifetime against the Dodgers.
Loney cashed in first-inning singles from Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp with a two-run, two-out double in the first inning off Cain. The Giants scored in the second off Kuroda, Juan Uribe's double setting up an RBI groundout by Nate Schierholtz.
Blake, returning after missing five days with a tight left hamstring, followed Loney's two-out single in the sixth with a two-run homer, his fifth in the last 16 games. The Dodgers broke it open with a five-run seventh on RBI singles by Manny Ramirez and Blake, Loney's sacrifice fly and Russell Martin's two-run double.`