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Dodgers draw blanks against Mike Leake, Giants

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The post-celebration Dodgers were lulled to sleep on Wednesday night by Mike Leake in a 5-0 loss to the Giants in the third game of a four-game series at AT&T Park.

Leake walked three and struck out only one, but he also allowed just two hits in his nine innings, pitching his first major league shutout. Leake threw 104 pitches on the night, and retired 10 batters faced into the ninth inning.

It was the eighth start this season of at least eight innings for Leake, tied with teammate Madison Bumgarner for fourth-most in the National League this season, behind only Clayton Kershaw (10), Jake Arrieta (nine) and Max Scherzer (nine).

Jimmy Rollins had the only hit of the first eight innings for the Dodgers, a single to center field in the fourth inning. Carl Crawford added a single in the ninth.

Rollins' 11-pitch walk in the first inning was his most pitches seen in any plate appearances this season. He had one other at-bat that lasted 10 pitches, a line out to first base against Sean O`Sullivan and the Phillies on July 6 at Dodger Stadium.

Rough ending

Mike Bolsinger had a weird outing, with the body language of someone who looked far from comfortable on the mound. He struck out seven of his 16 batters, which is a fantastic rate of 43.8 percent, but the key number there is that Bolsinger only faced 16 batters.

Bolsinger lasted just 3⅓ innings, allowing a two-run home run to Matt Duffy in the first inning, then 6-6)an RBI double to Kelby Tomlinson in the third inning. It continues a rough September to end Bolsinger's regular season. In his last four starts, Bolsinger allowed 17 runs on 23 hits in 15⅓ innings, including six home runs.

Didn't miss it

Nick Noonan added to the scoring for San Francisco with a home run in the seventh inning off Joel Peralta for a 4-0 lead. It was the first major league home run for Noonan.

Birthday boy

Kenley Jansen turned 28 on Wednesday, and while he didn't get a save opportunity as a present, he did pitch the eighth inning, his first appearance since last Thursday. With five days rest, Jansen struck out one, but also allowed two singles and a run, recording two outs while throwing 19 pitches.

Up next

The Dodgers on Thursday afternoon, a 12:45 p.m. PT start, will try to avoid becoming the first Los Angeles Dodger team ever to win fewer than two games in San Francisco in a season. At 1-8 at AT&T Park in 2015, the Dodgers send Brett Anderson to the mound in the regular season road finale, with Tim Hudson making his final major league start.

The 1958 Dodgers had the worst LA record in San Francisco, going 2-9.

Wednesday particulars

Home runs: Matt Duffy (12), Nick Noonan (1)

WP - Mike Leake (11-10): 9 IP, 2 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout

LP - Mike Bolsinger (6-6): 3⅓ IP, 4 hits, 3 runs