Dodger winning streak ends at six

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

By Jon Weisman

Despite 13 hits — including four by Corey Seager and a single and homer by Yasiel Puig — the Dodgers couldn’t quite complete one of their recent rallies, falling tonight to the Pirates, 8-6. Los Angeles has lost six straight games since July 2014 at Pittsburgh, allowing 50 runs in the process.

Seager is 14 for his past 25 with two walks, five doubles and a homer, for a .560 batting average, .593 on-base percentage and .880 slugging percentage. Puig is 5 for 11 since returning from the disabled list, including the home run, which went 439 feet.

In his Dodger debut, Nick Tepesch gave up five runs on four singles, two doubles and a home run over four innings. The Dodgers’ six-game winning streak came to an end, despite twice coming within a run of the Pirates after trailing 4-0 in the second inning.


Hopefully that’ll be only time Tepesch is needed. Maybe Stripling can come back for next week. Doubt Ryu or McCarthy will be ready by then.

As they say, “Can’t win ’em all”. Just have to start a new streak tonight.

Seager had 4 hits.

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