Recap: Giants Slug Their Way To 5th Consecutive Win Over Dodgers

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After a quiet inning from both teams in the fourth, the Giants broke the 2-2 tie in the fifth. Matt Duffy lined a pitch off Frias’ glove that Kendrick got to and threw Duffy out in time for the first out. After Blanco grounded out, Hudson lined another comebacker that Frias this time couldn’t slow down and the Giants starter had a two-out single.

It wound hurting the Dodgers as Maxwell clubbed a two-run home run on an 0-2 count. Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff double in the bottom of the fifth, only to be thrown out at third base attempting to advance on a Frias bunt. Pederson drew a two-out walk, though nothing came of it as Hudson fielded a slow roller and threw over to first to end the inning.

Following a one-out walk issued to Posey in the sixth, Brandon Belt hit a ball high that continued to carry, eventually bouncing off the right field fence for a two-run home run. Crawford lined a base hit to center and it marked the end of Frias’ day.

Yimi Garcia entered and allowed a bloop single to center before striking out the next two batters to end the inning with the Dodgers trailing, 6-2. Hudson threw a shutdown inning by retiring Gonzalez, Kendrick and Andre Ethier in order.

Panik hit a one-out double in the seventh, though the Giants didn’t add to their lead. Rollins one-out single in the bottom of the seventh knocked Hudson out of the game. Hunter Strickland entered to face pinch-hitter Alex Guerrero, who struck out swinging. Strickland also struck out Puig to end the inning.

Freshly recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, Matt West made his Dodgers debut in the eighth. He allowed a one-out single and nothing else in the inning.

Strickland and Sergio Romo combined to finish out the Giants’ 6-2 win, which was their fifth consecutive over the Dodgers. Additionally, the win pulled San Francisco within a 0.5-game of Los Angeles for first place in the National League West standings.


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