After allowing the Los Angeles Dodgers to tie the score in the
bottom of the ninth inning, the Giants scored three runs in the top
of the 10th for a 7-4 victory Sunday in front of 51,369 at Dodger
The Giants completed their first 10-day road trip of the season,
matching their longest this year, with a 7-3 record against three
major league contenders: the Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh
"Today really impressed me," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "The
boys are tired, but they showed a lot of character the way they kept
San Francisco right-hander Tim Hudson, who started but did not
receive a decision, agreed.
"I can't say enough about these guys," Hudson said. "For us
pitchers, it's nice to see guys grinding out every inning and every
Meanwhile, Dodgers left fielder Andre Ethier expressed frustration
with his team's inconsistency. Los Angeles has lost four of its past
five games, including three of four in the San Francisco series.
"We still have a lot of tweaking to do," Ethier said. "We have to
fix a lot of things from top to bottom to get where we want to be,
whether it's making the defensive plays, getting guys in on offense
or making the pitches."
Los Angeles left 11 runners on base in Sunday's loss, and two
Dodgers were thrown out at the plate.
"You can see how not picking up runners on base or getting them in
from third can come back and get you," said Ethier, who went 3-for-4
with two doubles.
The Giants held a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, but
Los Angeles shortstop Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run home run into the
left field pavilion against closer Sergio Romo.
San Francisco then combined three hits, two walks and two wild
pitches in the top of the 10th into three runs against right-hander
Kenley Jansen (0-2) and left-hander J.P. Howell.
Third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit a ground ball through a drawn-in
infield to bring home center fielder Angel Pagan. Right fielder
Hunter Pence scored on pinch hitter Hector Sanchez's bloop single to
left field, and catcher Buster Posey crossed the plate on a wild
The Dodgers put runners in scoring position and brought the
potential tying run to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the
Third baseman Justin Turner walked, then first baseman Scott Van
Slyke singled. Both advanced on a wild pitch. However, right-hander
Jean Machi struck out catcher Miguel Olivo to preserve the victory
for Romo (3-0) and record his first major league save.
The Giants rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the top of the seventh.
baseman Brandon Hicks gave San Francisco a 3-2 lead with a two-run
homer off left-hander Clayton Kershaw, who was making his first home
start of the season after being activated from the disabled list May
San Francisco added a run in the top of the eighth when Pagan scored
on Posey's single.
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The Dodgers took their 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth. Right
fielder Yasiel Puig began the inning with his sixth home run of the
season. Ramirez then hit an unusual double.
With three of the Giants' infielders playing on the left side in a
shift, Ramirez hit a ground ball toward shortstop. Hicks tried to
backhand the ball but it scooted under his glove. As the ball
trickled into the outfield, Ramirez hustled into second base.
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez then lined a single to bring home
Ramirez. Three batters later, Gonzalez tried to score on Turner's
single, but Pagan threw out Gonzalez at the plate.
"You can't make a better throw than that," Bochy said. "I mean, he
had a lot on that. He was pumped up, too. He played with a lot of
Hudson induced 15 groundouts in six innings. He allowed two runs on
Kershaw retired 15 of 17 batters between the first and sixth
innings, and he amassed nine strikeouts in his seven innings. He
gave up three runs on seven hits, and he did not issue a walk.
NOTES: Sunday marked the 51st anniversary of Sandy Koufax's 8-0
no-hitter against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The no-hitter was
the second of Koufax's career. ... San Francisco RF Hunter Pence
played in his 209th consecutive game, the National League's longest
active streak. ... San Francisco 3B Pablo Sandoval drove in his
first run since April 16 with a first-inning double. ... Giants OF
Michael Morse, in the midst of a 2-for-19 slump, had a day off until
striking out as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning. ... Dodgers 3B
Juan Uribe (strained right hamstring) missed his third consecutive
game. Uribe performed running, throwing and agility drills before
Sunday's game. ... Los Angeles RF Yasiel Puig extended his
career-best hitting streak to 11 games. ... Dodgers LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu
(inflamed left shoulder) threw to a catcher on level ground Sunday.
He might throw from a mound Tuesday. ... Los Angeles C A.J. Ellis
(arthroscopic knee surgery) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A
Albuquerque on Sunday, going 1-for-2 with a walk.
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