Giants Blank Dodgers 5-0, LA Loses Last 5 of 7 to SF

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Brandon Crawford doubled location 2 runs successful his archetypal at-bat aft coming backmost from a near oblique strain and the majors-leading San Francisco Giants bushed the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 connected Thursday successful the rubber lucifer of a three-game series.

Wilmer Flores, Austin Slater and LaMonte Wade Jr. besides drove successful runs for San Francisco, which extended its NL West pb implicit Los Angeles to 3 games. The Dodgers were unopen retired for conscionable the 3rd clip this season.

Johnny Cueto (7-4) earned his archetypal triumph since June 25. He struck retired 5 implicit 5 2/3 innings, portion walking 2 and allowing 4 hits.

Relievers Jarlin Garcia, Dominic Leone, Tyler Rogers and Jake McGee combined for 3 1/3 cleanable innings with six strikeouts to adjacent the Giants’ 12th shutout.

San Francisco jumped connected David Price for 4 runs (three earned) successful 4 1/3 innings. He is 0-3 successful his vocation against the Giants.

Crawford, who missed 9 games portion connected the 10-day injured list, enactment the Giants up with his treble to near successful the first. Flores added an RBI treble successful the 2nd and Slater singled location a tally successful the fourth.

The Dodgers were down 4-0 erstwhile they loaded the bases with 2 outs successful the sixth inning, but lefty García struck retired Cody Bellinger connected 3 pitches to extremity the threat.


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Wade tacked connected an security tally for the Giants with an RBI treble successful the seventh, his archetypal vocation deed disconnected a left-handed pitcher. He was antecedently 0 for 31.


Dodgers: SS Corey Seager, retired since May 15 with a fractured close hand, is expected to instrumentality this weekend. “What time benignant of depends connected the grooming staff, but I bash spot him activated this weekend,” manager Dave Roberts said. ... Roberts besides anticipates OF Mookie Betts (right hep inflammation) volition travel disconnected the injured database Sunday erstwhile he’s eligible to return.

Giants: C Buster Posey missed the crippled aft taking a foul shot disconnected his disguise Wednesday night, but manager Gabe Kapler said helium did not person a concussion and was adjacent a anticipation to pinch-hit. ... Crawford was activated from the 10-day IL earlier Thursday. ... RHP Aaron Sanchez (right bicep tightness) was reinstated from the 60-day IL. To marque country connected the roster, San Francisco optioned RHP John Brebbia to Triple-A Sacramento and designated OF Mike Tauchman for assignment.


Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 2.38 ERA) starts successful the opener of a three-game bid successful Arizona connected Friday night. The Dodgers are 9-1 against the Diamondbacks this season.

Giants: RHP Kevin Gausman (9-4, 2.21) looks for his archetypal triumph since July 11 successful the opener of a three-game location bid against Houston.

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