LA Dodgers 3, San Francisco 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 8, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance - 41791

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 74-66 38-33 36-33 W1
San Francisco 78-61 39-31 39-30 L1

Recap

Dodgers 3, Giants 2: Hanley Ramirez doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning and visiting Los Angeles snapped a four-game losing streak against San Francisco.

After Adrian Gonzalez led off the ninth with his first triple this season, Ramirez followed with a run-scoring double to right-center field off Jeremy Affeldt (1-2). The victory moved the Dodgers 4 1/2 games behind the National League West-leading Giants.

Ronald Belisario (5-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the win, and Brandon League worked around a two-out double by Gregor Blanco in the ninth for his second save. The Dodgers sit a half-game out of the NL’s second wild-card spot behind St. Louis, which dropped a 6-3 decision to Milwaukee on Saturday.

The divisional showdown featured a quality pitchers’ duel between the Dodgers’ Chris Capuano and the Giants’ Matt Cain, who allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings.

The Giants grabbed an early lead in the first when Marco Scutaro scored on Buster Posey’s infield single off Capuano, who gave up two runs on five hits over seven frames.

Los Angeles tied the game in the sixth when Shane Victorino’s sacrifice fly scored Capuano, who singled with one out and advanced to third on Mark Ellis’ single.

The Giants pulled ahead 2-1 when Capuano wasn’t able to handle Brandon Belt’s liner in the seventh, allowing Posey to score from third. The Dodgers answered in the eighth when pinch runner Alex Castellanos scored on Cain's wild pitch.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dodgers OF Matt Kemp missed Saturday’s game and will be out for the series finale with pain in his left shoulder. …The Giants lost for just the fifth time in 71 games when leading after seven innings. …The Dodgers went 0-for-3 in stolen base attempts against Posey. …Los Angeles is 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position through the first two games of the series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   San Francisco
Chris Capuano Player Matt Cain
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.1
3 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 6
2.57 ERA 2.45
Hitting
LA Dodgers   San Francisco
Mark Ellis Player Gregor Blanco
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 8 0 13 .286 8 5 2 3 0 0
San Francisco 6 0 9 .207 12 4 2 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Giants have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .590 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .589 after a win and .463 after a loss.