Giants Begin Final Homestand With Loss To Dodgers
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu and two relievers combined on a five-hitter that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Matt Kemp hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the sixth inning for the Dodgers. Yasiel Puig also homered after getting hit by a pitch from Giants starter Matt Cain earlier in the game.
Carl Crawford added three hits for the NL West champions, who have won three straight.
Tony Abreu homered for San Francisco. The Giants got just one runner past first base and were held to no more than one run for the third time in four games.
Ryu (14-7) struck out six and walked one to tie Shelby Miller of St. Louis for most wins by a rookie in the National League.
The Dodgers’ left-hander retired 13 of his first 15 batters until Abreu’s home run, then set down eight of the next 10 before giving way to Brian Wilson.
Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly had Ryu warm up to begin the eighth before calling for Wilson. The bearded former Giants closer, who was so instrumental in the franchise’s World Series run in 2010, received a mixed response from the crowd at AT&T Park as he trotted in from the bullpen.
Facing his former club for the third time this season, Wilson retired all three batters he faced, striking out pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco and Juan Perez looking.
Kenley Jansen worked the ninth for his career-high 28th save. He struck out Pablo Sandoval with the tying run at second to end it.
Cain (8-10) pitched seven solid innings but took the loss after giving up the home runs to Kemp and Puig. Cain, who might still make one more start this season, struck out four and walked three.
He didn’t get much support at all from San Francisco’s offense. Angel Pagan singled twice for the Giants, whose only other hits came on an infield single by Cain in the fifth and a single by Buster Posey in the ninth.
The defending World Series champs, beginning their final homestand of the season, have scored only six runs in the last 49 innings.
Cain pitched with runners on base in each of the first four innings but worked out of each jam. In the fourth he walked the bases loaded, then got Mark Ellis to strike out looking for the third out.
Puig’s towering home run to center with one out in the fifth ended the shutout bid.
Abreu, starting at second base after Giants manager Bruce Bochy opted to shut down Marco Scutaro for the remainder of the season, tied it with his second homer in the bottom half.
It was one of the few mistakes Ryu made.
Ryu also singled leading off the seventh but strayed too far off first base and was picked off by Posey.
NOTES: The Dodgers’ bullpen has allowed two hits over 12 2-3 innings since Sept. 19. … San Francisco minor league 3B Nathanael Javier (Dominican Summer League) was suspended 50 games for violating baseball’s minor league drug program.
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