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Dodgers 'pen continues hot stretch

Dodgers 'pen continues hot stretch

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers' bullpen's strong May has carried over into the earliest of June games.

Jonathan Broxton set a club record with 12 saves in a calendar month in May, and Jeff Weaver took home his 100th career win in the month. Weaver and Broxton are tied for the bullpen lead with three wins each after Weaver picked up the win on Tuesday with a scoreless top of the 10th inning against the D-backs. Matt Kemp's solo homer gave the Dodgers a 1-0 win in the bottom of the inning, and made John Ely's seven scoreless innings that turned into a no-decision a little easier for the rookie to swallow.

"It's important, especially after a great performance by Ely to continue where he left off," Weaver said. "Obviously the score's a bunch of zeroes up there, so we're going to try to do our best to keep it that way. I think that's where we kind of take pride in how we pitched so well last year, we wanted to be a group that could be counted on to maintain leads or give us a chance to take leads later in the game."


Ronald Belisario recorded two outs in the eighth inning and Hong-Chih Kuo extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 13 1/3 with 1 1/3 innings pitched Tuesday. Kuo hasn't allowed a run since April 22 -- his first outing of the season. Opponents are batting .116 off him.