Pennsylvania 6 - 4 Oh, Oh, Oh!

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania-- It wasn't just as Glenn Miller wrote it, but the Dodgers stopped the Pirates 6-4 in a game that had Los Angeles fans going "oh, oh, oh" before rookie Steve Schmoll came in to strike out the final batter with the tying and winning runs on base. The six runs came off of six hits and a walk in the third inning before the offense went quiet.

The Dodgers exploded in the top of the third inning to break open an 0-0 game, then held on to weather a late four-run rally in the final three innings.

Jeff Weaver (10-8), who became the first Dodger to hit double figures in wins, pitched one of his best games of the year, limiting Pittsburgh to five hits over eight innings. He walked no one and fanned four, handing a 6-1 lead to Yhency Brazoban in the bottom of the ninth.

Weaver is 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in five career starts against Pittsburgh.

The Pirates nearly duplicated the big Dodger inning, stringing four hits and a double together to score three and cut the L.A. lead to 6-4.

The call went out to rookie Steve Schmoll with runners at second and third. Running the count to 2-2, Schmoll fanned the final batter to earn his third save and second of the series, giving the Dodgers their third series win since June 13.

Ricky Ledee singled in the second inning and Hee-Seop Choi singled in the eighth for the only hits outside the big third inning.

Weaver started the inning with a single and Cesar Isturis added a one-base knock before Oscar Robles beat out a bunt to load the bases.

Milton Bradley singled for one run, Jeff Kent walked to force in another and Ledee had his second hit of the game to make it 3-0. Choi, getting a rare start, slugged a two-run single and after Valentin walked, Dioner Navarro hit into a double play as the sixth run scored.

Weaver rolled through the first 11 Pirates without a hitch before allowing a single to Jason Bay in the fourth. He gave up a single in the fifth, then a single and a double in the seventh that scored the first Pittsburgh run.

His fifth hit allowed was erased on a Izturis-Kent-Choi double play before retiring for the afternoon having thrown 94 pitches, 68 for strikes.

Brazoban, who's earned run average was 3.62 on June 10 on his last appearance before taking over for the injured Eric Gagne, saw his ERA hit 5.67 after allowing three hits, three runs and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.

The Dodgers had lost 8 of 12 entering the series; ended a streak of four consecutive series in which they lost the final two games and won for the eighth time in nine games at PNC Park and for the 15th time in their last 17 against the Pirates.

However, they failed to gain ground on San Diego who whitewashed Washoington 3-0.

After an off-day on Monday, the Dodgers host the Phillies in a three-game series. Brad Penny (5-7, 3.63 ERA) will start for the Dodgers Tuesday night.