San Francisco 8, LA Dodgers 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 40173

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 8 8 0
LA Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 69-55 35-26 34-29 W3
LA Dodgers 67-58 33-28 34-30 L3

Recap


Giants 8, Dodgers 4:
Joaquin Arias homered and drove in a career-high five runs and Matt Cain tossed seven strong innings as visiting San Francisco completed its first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium since 2007.

Cain (13-5) gave up one run on seven hits with no walks for the Giants, who moved 2 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers in the National League West.

San Francisco scored three runs in the first on Pablo Sandoval’s sacrifice fly and Arias’ two-run shot off Chris Capuano (11-9), who was pulled with no outs in the sixth after Sandoval’s RBI single.

Shawn Tolleson replaced Capuano and promptly gave up Arias’ run-scoring double before walking Justin Christian with the bases loaded. Christian later provided the defensive play of the game with his diving catch on Juan Rivera's liner to deep left field in the seventh.

Arias continued his impressive night with a two-run double in the seventh, and the Dodgers scored three runs in the eighth before Santiago Casilla induced A.J. Ellis to ground into an inning-ending double play.

The Giants never trailed in the series, and starting pitchers Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum and Cain allowed just two earned runs with 19 strikeouts and one walk.

Matt Kemp went 1-for-5 and is 2-for-25 in his last seven games for Los Angeles, which hit five doubles but fell to 6-12 at home since the All-Star break.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Giants C Buster Posey was scratched from the starting lineup with a tight hamstring. …San Francisco improved to 48-16 when scoring first. … Dodgers RHP Rubby De La Rosa gave up two runs in his first appearance since having Tommy John surgery last year. … Since 2010, Cain is 32-1 in the 46 games he has received at least three runs of support. … The two rivals will meet six more times, including a season-ending three-game set at Chavez Ravine.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   LA Dodgers
Matt Cain Player Chris Capuano
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 6
1.29 ERA 10.80
Hitting
San Francisco   LA Dodgers
Joaquin Arias Player Luis Cruz
3 Hits 2
5 RBI 2
1 HR 0
8 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 8 1 15 .235 11 7 8 4 1 0
LA Dodgers 12 0 17 .324 18 8 4 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against Miami. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .597 after a win and .466 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Giants have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .589 after a loss.