Bats finally break out, Schmidt still slow

The Dodgers hung nine runs and 11 hits on Ervin Santana in 2 1/3 innings in the kind of offensive display that figures to define this club — stringing together a bunch of singles and doubles and scoring runs in bunches without a single home run. Juan Pierre and Nomar Garciaparra already have three hits apiece. Wilson Betemit has two hits, including a two-run homer, and Olmedo Saenz has two doubles and three RBI. But if you believe the gun readings displayed beneath the leftfield scoreboard, Jason Schmidt’s fastball still is routinely registering in the mid-80s. So far, though, he has only given up one earned run, and that came in an inning when he issued a leadoff walk to Maicer Izturis. Dodgers 9, Angels 2, top 4

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