Brandon Hicks, Adrian Gonzalez

San Francisco second baseman Brandon Hicks, top, leaps over Los Angeles runner Adrian Gonzalez to turn a double play in the Giants' 7-2 road win over the Dodgers on Saturday. AP photo


Bumgarner, bats lift Giants in L.A.

By From page B3 | April 06, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants hit three home runs to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-2, on Saturday at Dodger Stadium.

Michael Morse had a solo homer in the fourth inning and the Giants got back-to-back homers in the fifth from Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey.

Yasiel Puig came up in the seventh with the bases loaded and one out after Giants skipper Bruce Bochy replaced Bumgarner with Santiago Casilla. Puig’s flyto right field was too shallow to score Scott Van Slyke, but pinch hitter Andre Ethier followed with an RBI single.

A.J. Ellis tried to score behind Van Slyke and was thrown out by Hunter Pence for the third out. Mattingly came out to discuss the call with umpire Joe West and used his one challenge for a video replay ruling, which upheld the original call.

Morse, playing for his fourth team in a span of three seasons, gave San Francisco a 2-1 lead when he drove Paul Maholm’s first pitch of the fourth deep into the pavilion seats in left-center for his first homer with the Giants.

Sandoval, San Francisco’s slimmed-down third baseman and 2012 World Series MVP, parked Maholm’s 80th and final pitch over the left-field fence in the fifth for with two on for his first home run of 2014. Posey greeted rookie Jose Dominguez with a drive into the lower seats in the left field corner.

The Associated Press

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