Better Late Than Never As Dodgers Top Giants

The Dodgers have had one hit with runners in scoring position in two days in San Francisco, but they made it count on Saturday.

It took about 18 innings, but the Dodgers finally got production from the middle of their order in San Francisco. Adrian Gonzalez tripled, then Hanley Ramirez doubled to deliver the winning run in the Dodgers' 3-2 win over the Giants on Saturday afternon at AT&T Park.

The double by Ramirez was against Jeremy Affeldt, but the tears shed were ones of joy as the hit was the first for the Dodgers with a runner in scoring position during the series.

Chris Capuano was fantastic, needing an economical 84 pitches in his seven innings, allowing just two runs. It was a nice turnaround from his last few starts. But he was plagued with low run support as the Dodgers offense continued to struggle.

The Dodgers scored their first two runs on a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch, thanks to going 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position, after going 0-for-10 on Friday night. But they made it hard on themselves to even get runners in scoring position, as they hit into two double plays and had three runners thrown out trying to steal.

But the Dodgers finally got a hit when they needed it, and held on in the ninth despite the Giants putting the tying run in scoring position with two outs. After Gregor Blanco doubled on a fly ball to left field that made it clear why Alex Castellanos is being converted to an infielder, Hector Sanchez lined out to end the game.

Up Next

The Dodgers go for a series win on ESPN on Sunday night. They will have Clayton Kershaw on the mound, but will not have Matt Kemp in center field, as Kemp will be out another day after an MRI on his shoulder. Barry Zito starts the finale for the Giants.

Saturday's Particulars

Home Runs: none

WP - Ronald Belisaro (5-1): 1 IP, 2 walks, 1 strikeout

LP - Jeremy Affeldt (1-2): 1/3 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk

Sv - Brandon League (11): 1 IP, 1 hit

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