Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 and doubled in the tying run in the
ninth for the Giants, who snapped the Dodgers' three-game winning
streak despite going 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
Yusmeiro Petit (1-1) received the win after Crawford singled off
Brandon League (0-1) with one out in the bottom half of the 12th and
came around to score on Sanchez's two-out single past second baseman
Juan Uribe went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and scored two runs for
Los Angeles, which led 2-1 before Kenley Jansen recorded his second
blown save in the ninth. Giants starter Tim Lincecum yielded one run
on five hits over five innings, while Dodgers starter Josh Beckett
worked around five walks and two hits over five frames.
The Dodgers took an early lead when Uribe drove a 3-2 pitch from
Lincecum into the left-field seats with two outs in the second. The
Giants pulled even in the sixth when Hunter Pence scored on
Crawford's sacrifice fly before the Dodgers moved ahead in the
seventh on Turner's single up the middle off Jean Machi.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who entered the game with a
home run in four straight games, singled in the fourth inning and
finished 1-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Pence had
three hits for the Giants, who improved to 5-0 in series openers
this season and have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Dodgers activated RHP Brian Wilson from the
disabled list and optioned LHP Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A
Albuquerque. … RF Yasiel Puig and SS Hanley Ramirez had two hits
apiece for the Dodgers, who lost for the second time in their first
nine road games. … The teams combined to use 15 pitchers in a game
that ended after four hours and 54 minutes.
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