Hernandez, Kemp homer once more as Dodgers beat Giants Three-1


Hernandez, Kemp homer once more as Dodgers beat Giants Three-1

Information 17 Jun 2018, 10:27 IST


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Enrique Hernandez has helped the Los Angeles Dodgers resolve an issue they’ve had for years — Giants ace Madison Bumgarner.

Hernandez and Matt Kemp every homered for the second consecutive recreation, Alex Wooden bought his first victory since Might 20 and the Dodgers beat Bumgarner and San Francisco Three-1 on Saturday night time.

Hernandez’s two-run shot within the fifth inning was his fourth profession homer in opposition to Bumgarner in 34 at-bats. He additionally has 5 doubles in opposition to the left-hander.

The utility participant normally feasts on Bumgarner’s fastballs, however he punished the left-hander for a bevy of breaking pitches Saturday, crushing one into the left area seats for his 10th dwelling run this season.

“He adjusted to me and I hadn’t actually made many changes,” Hernandez mentioned. “Right now he got here at me with the identical gameplan and it took me three at-bats to regulate, however I am glad that I did.”

Bumgarner (Zero-2) was making simply his third begin since coming back from the disabled checklist due to a damaged finger that occurred throughout spring coaching. He threw 112 pitches whereas giving up three runs on 5 hits over six innings.

“Every outing I am getting higher and higher, that is all I can ask for,” Bumgarner mentioned. “It is the primary time I went over 100 pitches and my velocity is creeping up and my stretch and grip is coming again.”

The Dodgers have gained 5 straight, all at dwelling, and are 11-2 in June and 21-6 since Might 17.

The Giants have misplaced 17 of their final 23 highway video games and are Three-6 on their 10-game journey to Washington, Miami and Los Angeles.

Kemp hit his 12th dwelling run and has reached base in 15 of his final 18 video games in opposition to the Giants. Each Hernandez and Kemp went deep in a Three-2 win Friday over the Giants.

The Dodgers lead the majors with 34 dwelling runs in 13 video games in June.

Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 17th save.

The Dodgers clinched their first sequence victory over the Giants this season and evened the season sequence 6-6.


Wooden (2-5) credited a change in mechanics for his enchancment Saturday. He was coming off a three-start stretch when he gave up 13 earned runs in 12 innings, going two innings in a single begin and Four 2/Three in one other.

On Saturday, the left-hander gave up one run on 4 hits over 5 2/Three innings with two walks and two strikeouts. He held the Giants hitless till Mac Williamson singled to guide off the fifth.

“We discovered one thing with my posture,” Wooden mentioned. “I noticed some good strides in my (between-start) bullpen and bought some repetitions on the market. I felt actually good with the adjustment and noticed that translate over.”

Wooden gave up three hits within the fifth, however the Giants’ solely run within the inning got here on a sacrifice fly from Alen Hanson. Wooden threw 29 of his 85 pitches within the fifth inning.

“As the sport went on, I bought a little bit fatigued,” Wooden mentioned. “I believe you naturally begin to revert again to among the stuff you bought your self into, however I felt actually good in regards to the progress tonight.”


Giants: 3B Evan Longoria elected to have surgical procedure to insert a pin into his fractured left hand with the hopes of returning shortly after the All-Star break. … RHP Johnny Cueto, on the DL with proper elbow irritation, will throw dwell batting observe Monday. … RHP Jeff Samardzija (shoulder) pitched three innings for Triple-A Sacramento on Friday and supervisor Bruce Bochy mentioned he believes his starter can be again quickly.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (again) will pitch a three-inning simulated begin both Tuesday or Wednesday at Dodger Stadium whereas the Dodgers are in Chicago to face the Cubs. Supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned Kershaw will observe that outing with a bullpen session and sure one other simulated begin earlier than going out on a minor league rehab project. … LHP Wealthy Hill (blister) adopted his minor league rehab begin Thursday with a bullpen session Saturday and stays on observe to return to the energetic roster Tuesday at Chicago.


RHP Chris Stratton (7-Four, Four.56 ERA) will pitch for the Giants on Sunday at Dodger Stadium within the finale of a three-game sequence. LHP Caleb Ferguson (Zero-Zero, 9.53) can be trying to pitch previous the fourth inning for the primary time as he makes his third profession begin for the Dodgers.

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