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Two Is Just as Sweet for Dodgers

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In an almost carbon copy with Wednesday night’s 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants, the Dodgers rode to another 2-0 victory on starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda’s lights-out pitching and Matt Kemp’s pop.

“To put wins back-to-back is the most important thing now,” Torre said.

Unfortunately there was no complete game for Kuroda (W, 8-8), but it was more of the same for him facing off against New York Mets’ starter Hisanori Takahashi (L, 7-5). They faced each other six times in Japan with Kuroda coming out ahead with a 4-0 head-to-head record coming into the game.

“There were so many lefties and my outside sinker was really effective,” Kuroda said through translator Kenji Nimura. “Also my split-fingered fastball was really good today.”