Ishii shuts out Giants 9-0

Kazuhisa Ishii, coming off a terrible start in Colorado, pitched a four-hitter and Milton Bradley hit two home runs in a 9-0 victory over San Francisco. After losing 13 of 19 games to San Francisco last season, the Dodgers have won five of the first six games against the Giants. Ishii retired the first 11 hitters and giving the bullpen its first day off this season. Only one Giants baserunner reached third against Ishii.

Dave Roberts had three hits and stole another base, his league-leading 13th. Cora and Izturis had two hits apiece, with Izturis extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Bradley hit two home runs for the first time in his career. Bradley has four home runs in 18 games. He had 10 last year, in 101 games.

Ishii (3-1), who never had gone eight innings in his career, struck out four and walked three. His longest outing had been 7.2-innings against Arizona on July 14, 2002.

Dave Roberts saved the shutout when he went up the wall in center field to bring down a 394-foot drive with a runner at first.

It was the eighth win in the last 11 games for the National League West leaders, who had 13 hits. Four were home runs -- Bradley's two (#3, 4), along with shots by Alex Cora (#1) and Cesar Izturis (#1).

The Dodgers now have won five of six games against the 2003 division champions.

In the second inning, Cora's first homer of 2004 just cleared the fence in right field after Adrian Beltré was hit by a pitch and Juan Encarnacion reached first on an error to put the Dodgers ahead, 3-0.

Izturis and Bradley hit back-to-back home runs to right field to open the third for the Dodgers, and they took a 6-0 lead on David Ross' sacrifice fly that scored Beltré.

Roberts opened the fourth with an infield single, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout, and scored to make it 7-0 on Shawn Green's soft single to left.

Bradley's second home run -- the first multi-homer game of his career -- was a solo shot in the sixth inning and put the Dodgers up 8-0.

Dodger Blue Notes--Sunday's crowd pushed the weekend series attendance to 163,653, a Dodger Stadium three-game series record. …. Dave Roberts leads the majors with 13 stolen bases, one more than Scott Podsednik of the Milwaukee Brewers and more than all but eight teams. Roberts has yet to be caught …. The Dodgers traded triple-A reliever Rick White to the Cleveland Indians, who promoted him to the majors. White, 35, who joins his seventh major league team in five seasons, had pitched 11.2 innings at Las Vegas, giving up four hits and no runs while striking out 14. In exchange, the Dodgers got outfielder Trey Dyson, 24, hitting .179 at Class A Kinston (N.C.). ...Raul Mondesi threatened to leave the Pittsburgh Pirates if they don't pay him by the end of the month, then backed off his comments after meeting with team officials Sunday. A Dominican civil court ruled in February that Mondesi owed former major leaguer Mario Guerrero about $640,000 for helping him improve his baseball skills, a claim which Mondesi denies. Pittsburgh has been holding his salary, waiting for a court ruling.

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