LOS ANGELES - Andre Ethier hit an RBI single for his second go-ahead hit in two days and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 Wednesday night.
Chad Billingsley (2-0) allowed five hits - including a home run by Clint Barmes - struck out four and walked none.
Juan Rivera singled home Mark Ellis in the third and Dee Gordon in the seventh. Matt Guerrier and Kenley Jansen each pitched a scoreless inning and Javy Guerra worked a perfect ninth for his fourth straight save.
Erik Bedard (0-2) gave up two runs and eight hits in five-plus innings and struck out three. The Canadian-born left-hander, looking for his first NL victory, was coming off a 1-0 loss to Philadelphia ace Roy Halladay last Thursday at Pittsburgh.