National League Game Summary - San Francisco at Los Angeles|
(Monday, August 20th)
Final Score: San Francisco 2, Los Angeles 1
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 batters
over eight shutout innings and the San Francisco Giants moved into first place
in the NL West with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Bumgarner (14-7), who threw a complete game against the Nationals last
Tuesday, allowed four hits and didn't walk a batter in the opener of this
"I had to be on my game 100 percent and make pitches," Bumgarner said. "The
defense played good behind me and we had a couple of balls fall our way."
Sergio Romo gave up a two-out homer to Hanley Ramirez in the ninth inning, but
the Giants won for the third time in four games. They are a half-game ahead of
Pablo Sandoval lifted a sacrifice fly in the opening inning and had an RBI
single in the sixth frame. Angel Pagan scored both times.
Clayton Kershaw (11-7) also had 10 strikeouts over eight innings, but saw his
four-game winning streak snapped. It was the third loss in the last nine games
for the Dodgers.
"We had our hands full with Madison," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "We
had only four hits until the ninth. We didn't have a lot of chances tonight."
Pagan doubled to left field leading off the game, moved to third on a bunt
from Marco Scutaro and scored on Sandoval's fly ball to left field.
A.J. Ellis struck out to leave Juan Rivera at third in the bottom of the
second inning and Shane Victorino was thrown out trying to steal second in the
Pagan legged out an infield hit in the sixth and Scutaro followed with a base
hit. Sandoval blooped a hit to left field, and Pagan slid in safely when A.J.
Ellis missed the tag at home.
Victorino stole a pair of bases in the sixth inning, but Matt Kemp fanned to
end the threat.
After Ramirez homered to left field, Javier Lopez retired Andre Ethier on a
groundout to first base. Lopez recorded his second save of the season.
Kershaw is 7-4 lifetime against the Giants, while Bumgarner is 5-2 versus the
Dodgers ... The Giants have gone 4-0-1 in their five road series since the
All-Star break. San Francisco has not lost a series on the road since dropping
two of three games at Pittsburgh, July 6-8 ... Since the All-Star break, the
Giants have won 12 of their last 17 road games.
08/21 01:36:53 ET