The Dodgers were able to snap their five-game losing streak and win the last two days thanks to the help of a powerful weapon: the three-run home run. James Loney hit a three run shot in Friday's game, and Andre Ethier did the deed last night. The Dodgers' three-run home runs the last two nights have come in the third inning, an inning in which the Pirates have been outscored this year a whopping 32 to seven.
The Dodgers have hit four three-run shots this season, and have won three of those games. The only one they lost was in Cincinnati, where Matt Kemp's three-run shot tied the game at nine, but the Dodgers went on to lose 11-9.
|Dodger 3-Run Homers Hit in 2010|
|Apr 13||Andre Ethier||Esmerling Vazquez
|Apr 20||Matt Kemp||Nick Masset||8||L|
|Apr 30||James Loney||Charlie Morton||3||W|
|May 1||Ethier||Zach Duke||3||W|
The Dodgers have allowed five three-run home runs this season, and are 1-4 in those games:
|Dodger 3-Run Homers Allowed in 2010|
Last season the Dodgers hit 19 three-run home runs, and were 16-3 in those games. They allowed 11 three-run shots, and were 3-8 in those games.