The Los Angeles Dodgers took the field in San Francisco Thursday afternoon trying to avoid being swept by the Giants in the rivals’ first series of the season.
Alex Guerrero, who got the start at third base one day after hitting a pinch-hit, two-run homer off of Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, continued his hot hitting.
The 28-year-old out of Cuba has been swinging a hot bat this season, as he came into the game batting .438 with three homers and 11 RBIs. His 11 RBIs rank second on the team, even though he was only making his third start of the season Thursday.
Guerrero took advantage of the change once again, as he launched a solo home run to center field in his first at-bat off of Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong:
Adrian Gonzalez added a home run in the third inning to give the Dodgers a 2-0 leading through five innings.
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