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Giants sweep Dodgers for seventh straight win


Luis Matos doubled in two runs in a four-run sixth inning as the red-hot San Francisco Giants ran their winning streak to seven games by completing a weekend sweep of the host Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 on Sunday

LaMonte Wade Jr. also drove in two runs, giving him six for the three-game series, and Mike Yastrzemski and Blake Sabol each had two hits and one RBI for the Giants, who passed the Dodgers for second place in the National League West

The offense gave Giants ace Logan Webb (6-6) breathing room. In seven innings, he allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. The right-hander also raised his career record at Dodger Stadium to 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA

After a perfect first three innings, things fell apart for Los Angeles starter Tony Gonsolin (4-2). He was chased in the sixth, charged with all seven runs on six hits and three walks (one intentional), with a season-high seven strikeouts. He also hit one batter.

San Francisco led 3-2 going into the sixth, and after a leadoff walk to Thairo Estrada and subsequent stolen base, Gonsolin got a break. Mookie Betts, playing shortstop for the eighth time this season, threw Estrada out at third on a shot up the middle.

But Yastrzemski and Matos hit back-to-back doubles for a 5-2 lead. Sabol singled in a third run, and the Dodgers walked Brandon Crawford intentionally. Gonsolin gave way to left-hander Victor Gonzalez to face the lefty-hitting Wade, but he hit a hard single off the glove of first baseman Freddie Freeman for a 7-2 lead

The Dodgers loaded the bases in the ninth and scored a run when Giants reliever Camilo Doval hit Will Smith with a pitch, bringing the tying run to the plate. But David Peralta struck out, and J.D. Martinez flew out for Doval’s 19th save

The Giants did not have a baserunner until the fourth, but they turned a walk and hit batter into two runs on Michael Conforto’s sacrifice fly and Yastrzemski’s RBI single

The Dodgers got one run back in the bottom of the fourth on James Outman’s single to center

Wade’s groundout in the fifth brought home Crawford, who had doubled, to extend the lead to 3-1. In the bottom of the inning, the Dodgers got a double from Freeman, Smith was hit by a pitch, and Peralta singled in a run. But Martinez hit into a double play

–Field Level Media

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