LOS ANGELES (AP) -Brad Penny allowed seven hits over seven innings and Los Angeles broke open a tight game with consecutive three-run innings against Jorge Sosa, handing New York its fifth straight loss, 9-1 on Wednesday night.
Penny (8-1) struck out seven and lowered his ERA to 2.18, second-best in the NL behind Jake Peavy's 1.82 for San Diego.
Wilson Betemit had a homer and an RBI single for the Dodgers, while James Loney hit a two-run homer and Rafael Furcal had two triples, one of which drove in a run.
The three-game sweep was the Dodgers' first over the Mets in Los Angeles since August 1996. New York ended its 10-game road trip with just one win.
Sosa (6-2) was charged with six runs and eight hits over 5 2-3 innings. He gave up three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.
End Capsules

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 919 Houston Astros  99%
#2 929 New York Mets  99%
#3 921 Cleveland Indians  97%
#4 909 Chicago Cubs  95%
#5 926 Texas Rangers  94%
#7 907 Cincinnati Reds  87%
#8 916 New York Yankees  86%
#10 924 Boston Red Sox  72%

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Angels vs. Blue Jays Prediction Will the Blue Jays rebound from their loss last night with a win against the Angels on Saturday at 1:07PM ET?
Thumbnail Pirates vs. Padres Prediction Will the Pirates and Padres go over the betting total tonight at 10:10PM ET when they open a new series in San Diego?
Thumbnail Giants vs. Dodgers Prediction Will the Dodgers wax their rivals the Giants tonight at 10:10PM ET when the two teams open a new series in L.A.?
Thumbnail Twins vs. Athletics Pick Can the Minnesota Twins count on a first-time starter to get them a win over the Oakland Athletics tonight at...
Thumbnail Mets vs. Mariners Prediction Will the over cash when the Mariners host the Mets at 10:10PM ET tonight in Seattle?

MLB Team Pages