Walker Buehler, Dodgers Dominate 1st-Place Giants 8-0

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Walker Buehler pitched three-hit shot implicit 7 ascendant innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers to widen his mastery of the San Francisco Giants successful an 8-0 triumph Wednesday night.

The Dodgers had mislaid 3 consecutive against their part rivals and were 3 games down the first-place Giants successful the NL West earlier Buehler’s gem connected his 27th birthday.

The All-Star right-hander baffled the Giants with an effectual premix of his four-seam fastball, crisp cutter and knuckle curve. Buehler (11-1) had 8 strikeouts – 3 looking – and walked two.

Buehler, whose lone nonaccomplishment this play came against the Cubs connected June 24 erstwhile the Dodgers were unopen out, improved to 7-0 beingness against the Giants. In 5 starts versus San Francisco this season, helium is 3-0 with a 0.79 ERA.

The pitcher besides drove successful a tally with a fielder’s prime grounder successful the seventh.

Mitch White retired six batters to implicit the five-hitter.

Cody Bellinger homered for the defending World Series champions. Max Muncy and AJ Pollock had 3 hits apiece.

The Giants managed 5 singles and had lone 2 runners scope 2nd basal – 1 erstwhile Buehler bounced a full-count transportation past catcher Will Smith successful the sixth.

The Dodgers batted astir and chased starter Anthony DeSclafani (10-5) successful the third. Justin Turner had an RBI azygous and Smith tripled to thrust successful 2 more. Pollock bounced a two-out azygous up the mediate to marque it 4-0.

DeSclafani fell to 1-8 successful his vocation against the Dodgers aft retiring conscionable 8 batters. He allowed six hits and 4 runs.

Bellinger homered disconnected John Brebbia successful the eighth.

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TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: Manager Dave Roberts anticipates OF Mookie Betts volition travel disconnected the injured database erstwhile he’s eligible to play Sunday successful Arizona. Betts worked retired earlier the crippled without setback from the close hep inflammation that has kept him retired since July 25. … LHP Clayton Kershaw responded good aft throwing 45 pitches successful a three-inning simulated crippled Tuesday. Kershaw volition transportation different 1 Sunday and Roberts said the program is to person the three-time Cy Young Award victor marque his instrumentality Aug. 7 against the Angels.

Giants: C Buster Posey came retired of the crippled to statesman the 4th aft taking a foul shot disconnected his disguise earlier. … Indications are that SS Brandon Crawford volition travel disconnected the injured database successful clip for Thursday’s crippled astatine Oracle Park. Crawford has made dependable advancement successful rehabbing from a near oblique strain. … 1B Brandon Belt (right knee) volition statesman a rehab duty with Triple-A Sacramento connected Thursday.

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Dodgers LHP David Price (4-0, 3.35 ERA) volition marque his seventh commencement Thursday astatine Oracle Park. All 4 of Price’s wins this play person travel successful relief.

RHP Johnny Cueto (6-5, 4.09) pitches for the Giants. Cueto has already won arsenic galore games arsenic helium did the erstwhile 3 seasons combined.

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