LA Dodgers 7, San Francisco 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 3, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 50896

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 9 0
LA Dodgers 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 7 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 1-3 0-0 1-3 L1
LA Dodgers 3-1 3-1 0-0 W1

Recap

Matt Kemp belted a two-run homer and Marcus Thames hit a go-ahead triple as the Los Angeles Dodgers recorded a 7-5 victory over the visiting San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

Thames tripled off the glove of Giants right fielder Aubrey Huff to snap a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning as the Dodgers won three of four games in the season-opening series against the 2010 World Series champions.

Hiroki Kuroda (1-0) gave up three runs and six hits in seven innings for Los Angeles. Jonathan Broxton allowed a homer to Aaron Rowand in the ninth before retiring Buster Posey on a grounder with one man on for his third save.

Thames’ hit off Dan Runzler (0-1) was part of a four-run seventh-inning uprising. Aaron Miles added a run-scoring single and scored on Rafael Furcal’s double. Andre Ethier singled in Furcal to make it 7-3.

San Francisco’s Pat Burrell homered to tie the score in the top of the inning prior to Los Angeles’ big inning.

Kemp’s homer followed Jamey Carroll’s RBI-triple and capped a three-run first inning against San Francisco starter Barry Zito.

The Giants struck on Pablo Sandoval’s second-inning homer and pulled within 3-2 in the sixth on Buster Posey’s run-scoring single.

Zito allowed three runs and three hits in six innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   LA Dodgers
Barry Zito Player Hiroki Kuroda
No Decision W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 5
3 Hits 6
4.50 ERA 3.86
Hitting
San Francisco   LA Dodgers
Freddy Sanchez Player Rafael Furcal
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 9 3 20 .257 13 6 5 3 0 0
LA Dodgers 9 1 17 .273 11 7 7 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Giants have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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