National League Game Summary - San Francisco at Los Angeles|
(Monday, May 7th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 9, San Francisco 1
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Andre Ethier finished 2-for-4 with a two-
run single and a walk as the Los Angeles Dodgers trounced the San Francisco
Giants, 9-1, in the opener of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium.
Juan Rivera added two RBI, Mark Ellis, Adam Kennedy and A.J. Ellis contributed
an RBI apiece and Matt Kemp went 3-for-3 with a run scored and a walk, raising
his major league-leading batting average to .406. Los Angeles has won two of
its last three games.
"40-plus thousand people on a Monday game...it's good to see that back in here
in LA," said Kemp of the enthusiastic fanbase.
Ted Lilly (4-0) gave up just one run on four hits and two walks while striking
out six in six innings to earn the win.
Joaquin Arias went 3-for-4 and knocked in the only run for the Giants, who
took two of three from the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend.
Barry Zito (1-1) yielded three runs on eight hits and four walks over six
innings while fanning three in defeat.
With the game tied at one, Los Angeles took the lead for good with a pair of
runs in the sixth, then blew the game open with six more runs over its final
Bobby Abreu started the rally in the sixth with a one-out single and Juan
Uribe walked. Ellis then knocked home Abreu with a double to right and Uribe
came home on a pinch-hit single by Tony Gwynn Jr. coupled with an error by
Giants third baseman Conor Gillaspie to make it 3-1.
Kemp ripped a double down the line in right in the seventh and scored on a
throwing error by pitcher Steve Edlefsen to push the Dodgers' lead to 4-1.
A.J. Ellis opened the Los Angeles eighth with a single, Gwynn reached on an
error by Buster Posey and Dee Gordon reached on an infield single to load the
bases with no outs. Mark Ellis drew a walk to score A.J. Ellis and Kennedy
brought home Gwynn with a pinch-hit single to right. Ethier followed with a
single to left to score two and Rivera capped the frame with a groundout to
bring home Kennedy.
Earlier, the Dodgers opened the scoring in the third when Mark Ellis ripped a
one-out double, Kemp was intentionally walked and Ethier also walked to load
the bases. Ellis was then able to cross the plate on a groundout by Rivera to
give LA an early 1-0 lead.
San Francisco responded to tie the game in the sixth. Melky Cabrera laced a
single to begin the frame and moved to second on Kemp's fielding error.
Cabrera advanced to third on a two-out wild pitch and scored on a base hit by
Earlier on Monday, Giants reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended 100 games
after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance...San Francisco
went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 on base.
05/08 03:46:37 ET