Behind a complete-game shutout from Eric Stults, the Dodgers ended their post-Manny two-game skid with a runaway win over San Francisco on Saturday.
Stults, who has faced the Giants in half of his six starts this year, moved to 4-1 and lowered his ERA to 3.58 with a four-hit, five-strikeout performance.
The second career shutout for the 29-year-old who has spent most of his seven-year career in the minor leagues, ironically came the day before mother’s day. Stults’ mother died of breast cancer in the weeks before spring training this year.
The Dodgers’ Manny-less offense did just fine, giving Stults a 4-0 lead after two innings and adding three more runs in the eighth inning. Juan Pierre, playing left field in place of Manny, went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles.