Lincoln was hit hard by Los Angeles

That was ugly. No question. The Dodgers bombed Pirate pitching for 15 runs and 23 hits. Chad Billingsley cruised through five leisurely innings while Brad Lincoln didn't get out of the second inning.

Lincoln started off with a shaky first. Dee Gordon tripled to lead off. Jamey Carroll's ground ball out scored him and the hope was that Lincoln would settle in. But Matt Kemp homered to make it 2-0. With two gone, James Loney, Aaron Miles and Jerry Sands each singled to score a third run.

Kemp picked up his second RBI of the game in the second. Chad Billingsley singled to start the inning. Gordon bunted him to second. After Carroll lined out, Kemp singled home his pitcher to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead. AFter Juan Rivera singled, Lincoln was pull...

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