San Francisco 4, LA Dodgers 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 42473

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
LA Dodgers 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 94-67 48-33 46-34 W1
LA Dodgers 85-76 44-36 41-40 L1

Recap

Giants 4, Dodgers 3: Joaquin Arias and Buster Posey homered and Barry Zito tossed six strong innings as visiting San Francisco ended Los Angeles’ postseason hopes.

St. Louis clinched the second National League wild card when the Giants snapped the Dodgers’ six-game win streak behind another solid outing from Zito (15-8), who gave up two runs and six hits with six strikeouts.

The Dodgers pulled within a run on A.J. Ellis’ two-run homer with no outs in the seventh before Mark Ellis was thrown out easily at third while trying to stretch his double into a triple with one out.

Ellis’ baserunning blunder was magnified when Shane Victorino followed with a triple that would have tied the game had Ellis settled for a double. Sergio Romo recorded the final three outs in the ninth for his 14th save, retiring Mark Ellis on a short fly ball to center with a runner at second base to end the game.

Posey went 2-for-4 to raise his NL-leading batting average to .337 for the Giants, who improved to 31-20 in one-run games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Giants 2B Marco Scutaro went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to extend the longest active hitting streak in the majors at 19 games. …The Giants have won Zito’s last 11 outings. … Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   LA Dodgers
Barry Zito Player Chris Capuano
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 3.0
6 Strikeouts 0
6 Hits 5
3.00 ERA 6.00
Hitting
San Francisco   LA Dodgers
Angel Pagan Player Andre Ethier
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 10 2 18 .303 10 9 4 2 0 0
LA Dodgers 10 1 20 .286 13 9 3 1 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .576 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Giants have a W/L % of .559 after a win and .618 after a loss.