LA Dodgers 5, San Francisco 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Paul Emmel,
Attendance - 34014

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 94-68 48-33 46-35 L1
LA Dodgers 86-76 45-36 41-40 W1

Recap


Dodgers 5, Giants 1:
Alex Castellanos and Juan Rivera homered while Clayton Kershaw tossed eight strong innings as host Los Angeles won the rubber match of the season-ending three-game series.

Kershaw (14-9) gave up one run on three hits for the Dodgers, who were eliminated from postseason contention on Tuesday. Kershaw finished the season as the National League leader in ERA (2.53) and WHIP (1.023) for the second straight year.

Ryan Vogelsong allowed an unearned run with seven strikeouts over five frames for the NL West-champion Giants, who lost their first road series of the second half. San Francisco will face the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Division Series beginning Saturday at AT&T Park.

Adrian Gonzalez snapped a 1-1 tie in the sixth with an RBI single off Clay Hensley (4-5). The Dodgers padded their lead in the eighth on Castellanos’ first major-league homer and Rivera’s two-run blast off Jean Machi.

Buster Posey claimed the first batting title by an NL catcher since 1942, finishing with a .336 average. Marco Scutaro went 1-for-3, giving him the longest active hitting streak in the majors at 20 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Giants finished with 94 wins, which matches the seventh-best record in San Francisco history. … San Francisco won the season series 11-7. … Gonzalez went 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   LA Dodgers
Ryan Vogelsong Player Clayton Kershaw
No Decision W/L Win
5.0 IP 8.0
7 Strikeouts 8
2 Hits 3
0.00 ERA 1.12
Hitting
San Francisco   LA Dodgers
Hector Sanchez Player Alex Castellanos
1 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 4
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 3 0 5 .103 11 10 1 4 0 1
LA Dodgers 8 2 15 .250 6 8 5 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Giants have a W/L % of .553 after a win and .618 after a loss.