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Dodgers' offense dials up an eight spot to secure the win over the Pirates

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LOS ANGELES -- The offense was relentless for the Dodgers on Saturday, scoring at least one run in each of the first six innings to blow past an early deficit and bury the Pirates in an 8-4 victory.

The Dodgers pounded out five hits for extra bases while seven of the eight position players recorded at least two hits. The team clubbed 17 hits in total for the day.

After falling behind 3-1 in the second inning, the Dodgers kept the offense moving with a Chase Utley RBI-double in the second, a gift run on two Pittsburgh errors in the third and an RBI-single from Corey Seager in the third.

The Dodgers then decided one run an inning wasn't enough, doubling up in the fifth and sixth with two runs each frame. Joc Pederson capped off the sixth with a two-run shot into the Dodgers bullpen for an 8-3 lead.

Pederson was right in the middle of the offense all day, going 3-for-5 with the two-run homer and a double.

Seager raised his average to .310 with three singles and his fifth straight multi-hit effort. The shortstop leads the team with 40 multi-hit games in 2016.

McCarthy has trouble again

Brandon McCarthy lost the battle to regain his control for the third straight start. The right-hander would leave the game with right hip stiffness in the second inning after walking five batters and hitting another, allowing three runs and two hits.

Up next

The Dodgers will close out the three-game set with the Pirates as they send Brett Anderson to the mound to make his 2016 debut. The left-hander has been on the disabled list since spring training after back surgery.

Saturday particulars

Home runs: Joc Pederson (17)

WP: Julio Urias 2 2/3 IP, 3 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts

LP: Gerrit Cole 4.1 IP, 12 hits, 6 runs (4 earned), 3 strikeouts

SV: Kenley Jansen (35) 1 strikeout