Hill lasted 5.1 innings, struck out five, and walked four, and only had one blemish against him. That was a two-run home run off the bat of Khris Davis in the sixth inning. He allowed just those two runs on three hits and improved to 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA in eight road starts this season. The win for the Dodgers snaps the Athletics' six-game winning streak, but the A's stayed two games ahead of the Seattle Mariners in the AL Wild Card race, as the M's fell to the Texas Rangers. They did lose a game on the New York Yankees, and now sit four games back for the top Wild Card spot.
Davis's home run was his 32nd of the season, just two behind J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox for the major league lead. Martinez connected for his 34th of the season on Tuesday.
The Dodgers jumped out to a 3-0 lead by scoring in each of the first three innings. Kike Hernandez, Austin Barnes, and Cody Bellinger recorded RBIs early on, while Matt Kemp added some insurance with an RBI single in the seventh inning. That knock snapped a recent 0-for-10 slump for the outfielder.
The Dodgers were able to get to A's starter Sean Manaea early on, as he gave up three runs on five hits in just 2.2 innings pitched. He needed 77 pitches to get through those eight outs, as he was looking to win consecutive outings for the first time since winning three in a row from June 16th-June 28th. Oakland's starting pitchers had been 5-0 with a 0.73 ERA during their current homestand.
The win moves the Dodgers back in to the top spot in the NL West, just a half-game ahead of the Diamondbacks. They will be back in Oakland Coliseum for the second game of the series on Wednesday night.