LA Dodgers 9, San Francisco 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 7, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 43713

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 3
LA Dodgers 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 5 9 13 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 14-15 8-7 6-8 L1
LA Dodgers 19-10 11-2 8-8 W1

Recap

Dodgers 9, Giants 1: A.J. Ellis sliced a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and Ted Lilly remained unbeaten as host Los Angeles defeated San Francisco.

Ellis’ double just inside the right-field line off Barry Zito snapped a 1-1 tie and the Dodgers pulled away to win the first meeting of the season between the two National League West rivals.

Lilly (4-0) continued a solid start by giving up just one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked two.

The Dodgers added a second run in the sixth inning when Giants third baseman Conor Gillaspie committed a throwing error on a bunt single by Tony Gwynn Jr. to allow Juan Uribe to score. A throwing error by Giants reliever Steve Edlefsen in the seventh allowed Matt Kemp to score as the Dodgers increased the lead to 4-1.

The Dodgers broke the game open with a five-run eighth, with Andre Ethier’s two-run single being the biggest blow as Los Angeles improved to 11-2 at home.

The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the third on Juan Rivera’s grounder with the bases loaded. San Francisco tied the score in the sixth on a run-scoring single to center by Joaquin Arias.

Kemp reached base four times, including three hits, while playing with a tight hamstring.

Zito (1-1) allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Francisco reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended for 100 games after testing positive for the second time in his career … Lilly has allowed four or fewer hits in all five of his starts … Giants outfielder Angel Pagan went 0-for-5 to end a 20-game hitting streak … The five-run eighth marks Los Angeles’ highest-scoring inning of the campaign … Arias had three of San Francisco’s eight hits … The teams combined for six errors – three by each club … San Francisco’s Aubrey Huff (anxiety disorder) was activated from the disabled list Monday and flew out in the ninth as a pinch hitter.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   LA Dodgers
Barry Zito Player Ted Lilly
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 4
4.50 ERA 1.50
Hitting
San Francisco   LA Dodgers
Joaquin Arias Player Matt Kemp
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 8 0 9 .222 19 7 1 2 1 3
LA Dodgers 13 0 17 .351 20 3 7 5 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .727 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Giants have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .467 after a loss.