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Gwynn's Pinch Hit Triple Gives Dodgers Win
Posted May 10, 2012
Pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. hit a go-ahead three-run triple off Tim Lincecum, one inning after San Francisco's Nate Schierholtz ran into a critical out that helped kill a Giants' rally and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers went on to a 6-2 victory Wednesday night.
Pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. hit a go-ahead three-run triple off
, one inning after San Francisco's
ran into a critical out that helped kill a Giants' rally and the first-place
Los Angeles Dodgers
went on to a 6-2 victory Wednesday night.
The Dodgers have won six of their past seven series at home heading into a day off Thursday before Colorado arrives for a weekend series.
(2-2) pitched two perfect innings and struck out two for the victory.
Lincecum (2-3) gave up four runs and eight hits in five innings. He struck out eight, including NL home run leader
three times, and walked two in losing for the first time since April 16 against Philadelphia.
The right-hander extended his winless streak against the Dodgers to 0-4 dating to last season. The two-time NL Cy Young winner has been especially hard-hit in the first inning, but he got out of that having allowed just two hits.
Kemp, who came in batting .500 in his 11 previous home games against the Giants, went 0 for 5.
The Dodgers struck for four runs in the fourth to take a 4-2 lead. Lincecum gave up a leadoff double to
followed with a single.
drove in Ethier with a single to third that
, who fell down before he could get off the throw to first.
walked one out later and Gwynn cleared the bases with a drive into deep right field while batting for
Buster Posey's RBI single in the third extended the Giants' lead to 2-0.
reached on a fielder's choice grounder and Schierholtz singled him to second. Arias had a single to center, and Kemp charged the ball, throwing to second baseman
for the tag on Schierholtz, who had rounded the bag and was tagged out before Belt could cross the plate.
Lincecum drove in the Giants' first run with a single to shortstop in the second.
Billingsley lasted just four innings for the Dodgers, allowing two runs and seven hits while striking out five and walking four.
: Dodgers OF-1B
was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with what the team called a significant strained left hamstring. Manager Don Mattingly said Rivera would be out longer than two weeks. OF-1B Scott Van Slyke was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and got his first major league hit with a RBI single in his first major league at-bat in the sixth. He is the son of former major leaguer Andy Van Slyke. ... Dodgers INF
was set to have a MRI on his strained left hamstring after missing his third straight game. ... Giants OF
was held out of the starting lineup although he felt well enough to play. He had a cramp in his left hamstring while beating out an infield single Tuesday.
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