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Dodgers crush Pirates; avoid sweep

Ronnie Belliard went deep and drove in four runs Thursday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-2 to avoid a series sweep.

The Dodgers won the game as -145 favorites, and the 12 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8).

Chad Billingsley went 5 1-3 innings for the win, allowing five hits and one run with seven strikeouts.

Paul Maholm was tagged with the loss, allowing four earned runs over six innings of work.