First two-game winning streak since they took the middle two games of that four-game split with the Cubs to close out the last homestand. The diagnosis on Kuroda is good. He’s probably going on the DL so they can call up a reliever to replace Chan Ho Park, who is going to start in place of Kuroda on Saturday against the Tribe. But if you do the math, he hasn’t pitched in a week, so he’ll be eligible to return a week from Saturday against the Angels, so he’ll only miss one more start in addition to the one he already missed tonight. … Because I know someone is going to ask me, the reason D-Lowe was yanked with a 4-1 lead with one out in the sixth and after just 85 pitches was because he threw 121 his last time out and because being moved up a day messed with his between-starts routine (even though he was pitching on normal rest). Derek had done his lower-body workout on Tuesday, before he was told he was pitching. He normally does that TWO days before he pitches. … Dodgers go to 33-38. Snakes are up BIG on the Charlie Finleys, so probably no movement in the standings tonight.