Pedro Guerrero hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs and Rick Honeycutt pitched a five-hitter as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Phillies in Philadelphia last night, 6-1, for their 10th victory in 11 games. The Dodgers also have won 10 of 11 in their season series with the Phillies.
Los Angeles moved within a half game of Atlanta in the NL West and knocked Philadelphia a game behind Pittsburgh in the East.
Guerrero, who has six hits in his last eight at-bats, also had a triple and a single. Honeycutt won his second second straight--both against the Phillies--since being acquired from Texas Aug. 19. He struck out five, walked two, retired 19 on grounders and became a 16-game winner, counting his American League record.
"He's really something," said Dodgers Manager Tom Lasorda. "He's got that great sinker. He has really opened my eyes."
Charles Hudson (7-7) lost his fourth straight.
The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the fourth on Guerrero's single, Ken Landreaux's double, Mike Marshall's RBI single and Greg Brock's double-play grounder that scored Landreaux.
After the Phillies made it 2-1 in the fourth on an RBI grounder by Bo Diaz, the Dodgers came back in the sixth when Dusty Baker singled and scored on Guerrero's triple. In the seventh, Steve Sax singled, reliever Ron Reed walked Baker and Guerrero hit his 25th home run.