This time, Manny being Manny meant slamming a high, deep drive several rows up into the pavilion in left-center, just to the left of the batter’s eye. The two-run blast came with out outs in the first inning and put the Dodgers in front to stay. Manny finished 2 for 4, adding a single and run scored in the sixth. Casey Blake made it 3-0 with his own first N.L. home run in the second. Hiroki Kuroda finally found himself and turned in 7 1/3 solid innings. … You’re probably wondering about Jonathan Broxton, who wasn’t brought in even though the Dodgers entered the ninth with a save situation and even though Hong-Chih Kuo couldn’t get through that inning. Turns out Broxton has a bit of a tired arm. Although he had pitched last night, he hadn’t pitched for several days in a row. But Torre surmised that it might be because he HAS warmed up several times in recent days. … Some rehab updates: Brad Penny pitched four innings, six hits, two runs earned, one walk, four strikeouts for Las Vegas at Oklahoma. He threw 55 pitches (44 strikes) and topped out at 98 mph. Assuming he has no discomfort tomorrow, he’ll start for the Dodgers on Friday night at San Francisco. Scott Proctor threw two-thirds of an inning, three hits, three runs (one earned), no walks and a strikeout for Inland Empire at High Desert. Not sure what is next for him. … Dodgers improve to 55-55 and move within two games of the Snakes.