Taylor hits grand slam in 1st, Dodgers pound Pirates 12-1

LOS ANGELES — This one was easy for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Chris Taylor hit a grand slam during a six-run first inning, Alex Wood and two relievers combined for 17 strikeouts and the Dodgers rolled over the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-1 on Monday night.

"It was fun tonight," Taylor said.

At least for the Dodgers. Pittsburgh was behind 10-0 after four innings.

"The beauty of this game is games like this only count as one loss," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

The Dodgers have won three...

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