Dodgers 5, Pi­rates 4

San Francisco Chronicle - - BASEBALL -

PITTS­BURGH — Scott Kazmir didn’t have great stats, but the left-han­der re­cov­ered to help the Dodgers sal­vage a win at Pitts­burgh.

Los An­ge­les was look­ing at a four-game sweep af­ter the Pi­rates scored four in the first. Kazmir, right, re­sponded with four score­less in­nings.

“It was re­siliency,” L.A. man­ager Dave Roberts said. “We spot them four in the first, and (Kazmir) goes out there and throws up four ze­roes and we re­sponded, put up a crooked num­ber and found a way to win.”

Kazmir, who en­tered with an 11.17 ERA at PNC Park, re­tired 12 in a row af­ter Erik Kratz’s tworun sin­gle made it 4-0 in the first. The lefty al­lowed four hits, struck out four and walked four.

“He was a com­pletely dif­fer­ent guy on the mound,” Pitts­burgh man­ager Clint Hur­dle said of Kazmir.

Ken­ley Jansen, the Dodgers’ sixth pitcher, got four outs for his 22nd save in 25 chances.

“I just wanted the ball, es­pe­cially with us los­ing three games straight,” Jansen said. “I wanted to ask for five or four (bat­ters). My team­mates had been eat­ing a lot of in­nings lately. I just wanted to help them.”

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