Multiple Los Angeles Dodgers, along with manager Don Mattingly made it known they were looking forward to facing the San Francisco Giants. Heading into the series opener, the Dodges hadn’t had much success against the Giants this season — losing seven of the 10 games played.

Their struggles were a distant memory as they used an eight-run, 15-hit effort to blow past their storied rival. Yasiel Puig led the way with a 4-for-5 effort that included three triples, one double and two RBIs, but he also got plenty of help.

With the Dodgers holding a 1-0 lead, Zack Greinke’s single marked the start of a five-run inning in the fifth. Dee Gordon followed with a triple, his Major-League best 10th of the season that scored Greinke:

Puig then hit his own RBI triple and Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI single to as the Dodgers jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Hanley Ramirez singled to left and that was the end of Tim Lincecum’s evening.

Juan Gutierrez entered the game and retired the first batter he faced for the second out. However, before he could get out of the inning, Matt Kemp hit a 3-0 pitch for the Dodgers third triple of the inning that scored Gonzalez and Ramirez:

Puig added another triple in the sixth, his third of the game, and the Dodgers finished the with five, which tied a franchise record.

About The Author

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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