Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Brett Pill's go-ahead two-run single
highlighted the San Francisco Giants' three-run seventh in their 4-2 win
over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second test of a four-game set.
Madison Bumgarner (12-9) fanned six and surrendered two runs on five hits and
two walks over six innings for the Giants, who have won four of their last six
Sergio Romo picked up the final four outs to notch his 34th save of the
year, while Hunter Pence smacked a solo homer in the triumph.
Clayton Kershaw (14-9) struck out six and allowed three runs -- two earned --
on eight hits over seven frames for Los Angeles, which has dropped six of its
last nine tilts.
Los Angeles' magic number to clinch its first NL West title since 2009 did
dwindle to four games following the Colorado Rockies' 7-5 win over the Arizona
Juan Uribe cracked a two-run shot in defeat.
Uribe's blast in the sixth staked the Dodgers to a 2-0 lead before the Giants
plated three in the seventh and another in the eighth to surge ahead.
Three straight singles by Pence, Pablo Sandoval and Joaquin Arias pushed
across the Giants' first run before Pill's base hit to right brought
home Sandoval and Arias for the go-ahead runs.
Pence's two-out blast to center made it 4-2 in the eighth.
Mark Ellis and Jerry Hairston singled to start the ninth to put the tying
run at first, but Yasiel Puig struck out, Nick Punto grounded into a force out
and Adrian Gonzalez bounced one off Romo's foot, which ricocheted to Arias at
third and he threw out Gonzalez to end it.
The Dodgers' Andre Ethier left the game in the eighth with an apparent left
leg injury ... San Francisco was 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position,
while Los Angeles finished 0-for-9 with RISP.
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