Pedersen homers, leads 17-hit attack, Dodgers beat Pirates

Joc Pederson homered and the Dodgers combined 17 hits

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Joc Pederson homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers combined 17 hits and a pair of successful challenges for an 8-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

The Dodgers, who lead the majors in batting average and slugging percentage since the All-Star Break, hit five doubles and used three Pittsburgh errors to win a game that did not see a 1-2-3 inning until the bottom of the eighth.

Pederson had his 17th homer, a two-run shot and finished with three hits. Corey Seager also three hits and an RBI as Los Angeles overcame a 3-1 deficit by scoring in each of the first six innings.

Jung Ho Kang hit his 12th home run for the Pirates.

After Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy was forced from the game in the second inning with right hip stiffness, Josh Fields, Julio Urias (3-2), Joe Blanton, Pedro Baez, Josh Ravin and Kenley Jansen combined to hold Pittsburgh to one run over 7 1/3 innings. Jansen got his 35th save.

Gerrit Cole (7-8) gave up 12 hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings.
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