San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Matt Cain tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run
ball to earn his first win of the year, and Hunter Pence smacked two doubles
and drove in four in the San Francisco Giants' 4-3 win over the Los Angeles
Dodgers to complete a three-game sweep.
Cain (1-2), who was a 16-game winner last year, fanned four and surrendered
five hits while walking three for San Francisco, which has won six straight on
the heels of a five-game skid.
Cain had 6.79 earned run average entering Sunday's tilt.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-2) allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks over six
frames for the Dodgers, who have dropped four contests in a row.
San Francisco built a 4-0 lead after seven, but a three-run eighth got LA back
into the game.
With the bags full and two away in the frame, pinch-hitter Adrian Gonzalez
rolled a two-run single back through the box off Jeremy Affeldt to cut the
deficit in half. Dee Gordon then reached on an infield single to bring home
another run to make it 4-3.
But Jean Machi came on and induced an inning-ending groundout off the bat of
pinch-hitter Jerry Hairston. Sergio Romo worked a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his
12th save of the year.
The Giants jumped ahead after plating a run in the first, another in the third
and two more in the fifth.
Three straight base hits by Andres Torres, Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval
loaded the bases before Torres was thrown out at home on Buster Posey's
groundout. But Pence's groundout to shortstop brought home Scutaro for the
game's first run in the opening inning.
Scutaro hit a one-out single and Posey's walk two batters later put runners on
first and second in the third for Pence, who ripped a double to left to bring
In the fifth, Sandoval worked a two-out walk and Posey singled to center
before Pence poked a Tobago to right for a 4-0 San Francisco advantage.
San Francisco recorded three one-run wins to earn the sweep ... Los Angeles
was 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base ...
Pence has seven doubles this year.
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