Dodgers Drop First of Four to Giants 7-2

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Buster Posey and Wilmer Flores deed back-to-back homers successful the archetypal inning, Thairo Estrada had a cardinal treble successful the seventh and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 successful the opener of a pivotal four-game bid betwixt the NL West rivals.

Posey had 2 hits and drove successful 2 runs successful his archetypal crippled backmost aft helium missed 2 weeks owed to a bruised near thumb. Estrada — who is taking implicit astatine shortstop aft All-Star Brandon Crawford was placed connected the injured database owed to a strained oblique — came done with a two-run treble successful the seventh inning arsenic the Giants broke unfastened a adjacent crippled by scoring 4 times.

Max Muncy and Justin Turner homered for Los Angeles, which was held to 4 hits. San Francisco pitchers had retired 11 consecutive Dodgers until AJ Pollock led disconnected the ninth with a single.


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With the win, the Giants expanded their pb to 2 games implicit the defending World Series champion Dodgers. San Francisco has been successful archetypal spot since May 31.

Jarlín García (2-2), the 3rd of six San Francisco pitchers, got the triumph by striking retired 2 successful 1 1/3 innings.

Posey didn't discarded immoderate clip making his beingness felt. With 1 retired successful the first, helium took vantage of a hanging slider from Tony Gonsolin (1-1) connected a afloat number and ripped it into the stands successful near tract for a two-run changeable and his 13th of the season. Posey drove successful LaMonte Wade Jr., who led disconnected the crippled with a treble into the right-field corner.

Two pitches aft Posey's homer, Flores went heavy to close to widen San Francisco's pb to 3-0. Along with it being Flores' 10th, it was the sixth clip this play the Giants deed back-to-back location runs.

The Dodgers responded successful the archetypal with solo shots by Muncy and Turner. Muncy crushed Kevin Gausman's fastball down the right-field enactment connected the archetypal transportation of the at-bat for his eighth homer against the Giants this season. Muncy is the sixth Dodgers player, and archetypal since Ron Cey successful 1978, to spell heavy astatine slightest 8 times against the Giants successful 1 year.

Turner past brought the Dodgers to 3-2 with a thrust into the center-field seats. It was the 2nd clip this period and seventh clip this play the Dodgers went back-to-back.

San Francisco got breathing country successful the seventh. Jason Vosler drove successful Posey connected a sacrifice alert with the bases loaded to marque it 4-2. Estrada followed with a two-run treble to near and came location erstwhile Austin Slater laced a treble down the right-field line.


According to Sportradar, this was the archetypal clip successful the 2,526 regular-season games of the Giants vs. Dodgers rivalry that some teams deed back-to-back homers successful the archetypal inning.


Gausman went a season-low 3 innings, throwing 80 pitches. The right-hander allowed 2 runs connected 3 hits but walked 5 with 3 strikeouts. He issued back-to-back walks to Muncy and Turner to load the bases successful the 2nd inning but got retired of the jam with a strikeout to Will Smith.

Gonsolin yielded 3 runs connected 5 hits successful 3 1/3 innings with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts. Only 39 of his 80 pitches were strikes.


Giants: 2B Tommy La Stella (left hamstring strain and close thumb) started hitting again. The program is to person him backmost successful rehab games toward the mediate oregon extremity of this week.

Dodgers: INF Gavin Lux was placed connected the 10-day injured database owed to a near hamstring strain. OF Zach Reks was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to capable the roster spot.


San Francisco LHP Alex Wood (8-3, 3.67 ERA) is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA this month. Los Angeles had not announced a starter.

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