The Dodgers lost to the Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 13 innings today. For a full recap and boxscore click here
The bare essentials:
* Nothing like a 13-inning, 4 1/2 hour marathon on getaway day, right?
* Jeff Weaver took the loss, surrendering an RBI sinle to Scott Podsednik with two outs in the bottom of the 13th, scoring pinch-runner Gordon Beckham from third base for the winning run.
* For the second time in two games the Dodgers could not hold a lead, coughing up a 4-0 advantage between the fifth and sixth innings. All five runs were charged to starter Chad Billingsley.
* Granted, it was a 13-inning game, but the Dodgers left 21 runners on base, a day after stranding 18 in Wednesday’s loss to the White Sox.
* Matt Kemp had a game to forget, going 0 for 6 at the plate.
* Orlando Hundson had three hits and two RBIs and Mark Loretta had two hits and two RBIs
* The Dodgers dropped their first series in more than a month, breaking a string of eight straight series victories.
* The Dodgers were 4 of 16 with runners in scoring position, a direct contrast for a team that’s been so clutch in that situation.
* Credit the White Sox bullpen, which pitched 8.2 innings of shutout relief.
The Dodgers return home to start three game series with the Seattle Mariners as LHP Jason Vargas (3-2) faces LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-5)