Gordon reached on a fielder’s choice in the third and stole his 60th base of the season with one out. After moving to third on a Gonzalez groundout, the second baseman scored on Kemp’s infield single.
Greinke retired the side in order in the bottom of the third and Juan Uribe’s home run gave the Dodgers a double-digit lead at 10-0 in the fourth. Greinke did his part to help the offense as he hit a two-out double and scored on Gordon’s RBI single.
Spending time on the bases didn’t bother Greinke, who continued to pitch well and shutout the Giants. The 2013 silver slugger then helped his cause in the sixth inning with a two-run home run to give the Dodgers a 13-0 lead.
Michael Kickham allowed more runs in the inning as the Dodgers loaded the bases and scored a run on Crawford’s RBI single. Brett Bochy took over for the Giants and walked Uribe, which plated the Dodgers’ 15th run of the game.
Bochy was on the mound when the Dodgers struck again in the seventh — this time with a Scott Van Slyke two-run home run. Scott Elbert took the mound in the bottom of the inning for his first action at the Major League level in two years.
Elbert retired the Giants in order and turned the ball over to Chris Perez in the eighth, who tossed a scoreless inning. Yimi Garcia took care of the ninth and the Dodgers had themselves an emphatic 17-0 win to set the stage for key rubber match game Sunday.
With 17 runs and 24 hits, the Dodgers set an opponent record at AT&T Park. The win moved the Dodgers two games ahead of the Giants in the NL West standings and ensured they’d remain in first place regardless of Sunday’s outcome.
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