Juan Uribe hit a shallow fly ball to left field that Jose Dominguez was unable to make a sliding catch on and the Dodger third baseman had himself a double.
A.J. Ellis followed with a single to center that put runners on the corners with no outs. After Haren’s sacrifice bunt moved Ellis into scoring position, Dee Gordon got Uribe home with a sac-fly to left and the game was tied at 2-2 after five innings.
Haren reitred the side in order in the sixth inning, then got two quick outs in the seventh before a Gordon throwing error allowed Chris Dominguez to reach. Juan Perez pinch-ran for Dominguez, but it wouldn’t make a differnce as Haren got Brandon Crawford looking to end the inning.
After allowing a two-out single in the eighth, J.P. Howell turned the ball over to Brian Wilson, who came on to face Buster Posey. Wilson walked Posey and went to a full count against Pablo Sandoval before inducing a ground out to end the inning.
With the game still tied in the ninth, Kenley Jansen took the mound and issued a leadoff walk to Hunter Pence. Brandon Crawford’s base hit snuck under Gordon’s glove and the Giants had runners on the corners with two outs. Crawford stole second with Travis Ishikawa at the plate, who struck out swinging.
Ramirez nearly hit a walkoff home run in the ninth but Pence tracked it down at the warning track and the Dodgers didn’t threaten much in the inning. Scott Elbert recorded an out in the 10th inning and was then hurt by Gordon’s inability to complete the play on a diving stop and Joe Panik was aboard on the infield single.
Brandon League relieved Elbert and promptly gave up a single to Posey that put runners on the corners. League got out of the jam by getting Sandoval to hit into an inning-ending double play. League gave up back-to-back singles with one out in the 11th that put the go-ahead run in scoring position.
Crawford lined a third single up the middle and Brandon Belt attempted to score from second base, but was thrown out by Puig. League then struck out pinch-hitter Joaquin Arias to get out of the jam. Puig reached on a infield single to leadoff the bottom of the 11th, but was erased two batters later on a Kemp inning-ending double play.
Daniel Coulombe allowed a one-out single in the 12th, but provided another scoreless inning from the Dodgers bullpen. Kevin Correia took over in the 13th and gave up an RBI single with two outs and Blanco added an RBI double to give the Giants a 5-2 lead.
Hunter Strickland retired the Dodgers in order and the Giants won the series opener. The loss cut the Dodgers’ lead in the division to 3.5 games and left their magic number to clinch the division at three games.