Brad Penny gave up a run off of 2 hits in the first inning, but he quickly settled down, and ended up allowing only 1 run in 7 innings, earning his 8th win.
Matt Kemp got 3 hits and an RBI. Betimit got 2 hits, one a homer, and scored 2 runs. James Loney hit a pinch-hit 2-run homer late in the game. Tony Abreau got 2 hits and an RBI. The best thing about this: these guys are the future of the team. Furcal and Pierre each picked up a pair of hits and an RBI.
Beimel gave up a hit in the 8th, but retired the other 3 batters, and Tomko finished the game with 3 up and 3 down.
The Dodgers are now tied for 1st with San Diego, and have more wins than any team in the NL.
They have Thursday off, then play a 3-game series hosting the Angels, who earlier this year swept them in Anaheim, and who historically have beaten the Dodgers. The Dodgers needed this series for many reasons, let's hope this gives their confidence a boost for the Angels series!