Final Score: San Francisco 4, Los Angeles 2
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Madison Bumgarner threw seven strong
innings and drove in a pair of runs to help the San Francisco Giants take a
4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second of a three-game set.
Bumgarner (9-5), who was named to the All-Star Game earlier on Saturday, won
for the fifth time in his past six starts as he gave up just two runs on three
hits with nine strikeouts for the Giants, who came into the game having
dropped 10 of their previous 11 games. Gregor Blanco went 3-for-3 with an RBI
in the win.
"It's a huge honor," Bumgarner said of being named to the All-Star Game.
"Definitely excited and just blessed to be a part of it."
Tim Federowicz hit a two-run home run for the Dodgers, who had won five of six
prior to the setback. Stephen Fife (3-3) was charged with four runs -- one
earned -- on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.
"I feel like I've put my best foot forward and hopefully that's good enough,"
Fife said when asked if he thought he would remain in the rotation.
Los Angeles had some good news on Saturday, though, as the team acquired
pitcher Ricky Nolasco and a fourth-round selection in the 2013 International
Bonus Pool from the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitchers Steven Ames, Angel
Sanchez and Josh Wall.
The Giants nearly got a run in the first as Buster Posey hit a pitch into
right field, scoring Blanco. However, Posey batted out of order as it was
Pablo Sandoval's turn at the plate. The umpires ruled Sandoval out, and Posey
flied out on his at-bat to end the inning.
In the second, though, the Giants did go on top with three runs. With the
bases loaded and one out, Bumgarner worked a walk to force in the first run
and Blanco then beat out an infield single for another run. Marco Scutaro then
hit a sacrifice fly to plate Brandon Crawford for a 3-0 lead.
San Francisco got another run across in the fourth as Andres Torres reached
second base on an error from Hanley Ramirez, moved to third on Crawford's fly
out, then scored when Bumgarner followed with a sacrifice fly for a 4-0 lead.
Bumgarner was cruising through the game by retiring the first 14 batters he
faced, but Andre Ethier broke the string with a two-out single to left in the
fifth. Federowicz followed with his third home run of the season to make it a
Ramirez tripled with one out in the seventh and Juan Uribe followed with a
grounder to third. Sandoval went home with the ball and Posey tagged out
Ramirez to keep it a two-run game.
In the eighth, Sandy Rosario came on to relieve Bumgarner and got the first
out, but then allowed a pinch-hit double from Jerry Hairston. Mark Ellis then
grounded out and Javier Lopez came on to strike out Carl Crawford to end the
Sergio Romo put the Dodgers down in order in the ninth to pick up his 20th
save of the season.
The Giants have taken six of the 11 games against the Dodgers this season ...
Los Angeles went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position and left two on
base, while the Giants were 1-for-10 with RISP and left seven ... Los Angeles
pitcher Clayton Kershaw was named to the All-Star game on Saturday, while the
Giants will be sending Posey and Scutaro in addition to Bumgarner.
07/07 02:05:07 ET
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