Jeff Locke, Pirates Blank Dodgers

Pittsburgh Pirates newsPittsburgh Pirates starter Jeff Locke allowed held the Los Angeles Dodgers to two hits over seven innings of work and the Pirates shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0.

Locke (6-1) struck out five and walked one to win his sixth straight decision while lowering his ERA to 2.19.

Andrew McCutchen drilled a two-run double in the third inning to stake Locke to a  to run lead, Mark Melancon  pitched the eighth and Jason Grilli  recorded his 24th save of the season in the night.

Yasiel Puig  had two hits for the Dodgers and has a .487 batting average since being recalled from Double-A Chattanooga.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly served a one-game suspension for his role in the brawl with Arizona on Tuesday night.  The Dodgers have lost five of six and are now 10 games under 500.