Dodgers Sweep Zito, Giants

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rafael Furcal hit a leadoff home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.

Eric Stults (2-0) allowed two runs and five hits, Casey Blake and pitch-hitter Doug Mientkiewicz each had two RBIs, and Matt Kemp hit a run-scoring triple, helping send San Francisco to its sixth straight loss.

It's the first time the Giants have lost their first six road games since moving west with the Dodgers after the 1957 season. The last time they dropped their first six on the road was in 1947 - the year Jackie Robinson made his big league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Three-time All-Star Barry Zito (0-2) had another rough start, allowing six runs over five-plus innings.

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