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MLB: Dodgers' Maeda picks up 6th win in return from injured list

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, on May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (Kyodo) -- Kenta Maeda returned from the 10-day injured list and earned his sixth victory of the season, after the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with an 11-7 win on Sunday.

Maeda (6-2) allowed three runs while striking out four over five innings at PNC Park, as the Dodgers' offense turned out a three-run fifth and a six-run sixth to overwhelm the hosts.

"I think the game was better than the result of giving up three runs," Maeda said. "I didn't feel any different (than before going on the injured list) and I was able to throw with good sense. I'm just out of throwing power now."

The Japanese right-hander gave up the Dodgers' lead on a two-run homer to Bryan Reynolds in the second, but retired 12 of the next 15 batters. He conceded a solo shot to Adam Frazier in the bottom of the fifth, before exiting with Los Angeles 4-3 up.

Justin Turner scored three runs while achieving his first five-hit game, Matt Beaty contributed four RBIs, and Corey Seager and Joc Pederson homered for the visitors. Pittsburgh starter Chris Archer (1-5) was tagged with his fifth loss.

Maeda had been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left adductor contusion on May 17.

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