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Dodgers take the opener behind Corey Seager’s big night

San Francisco v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES — Corey Seager put on a show for the home crowd Friday night, belting two homers to push the Dodgers past the Giants by the score of 6-4.

It was the second multi-homer game of the season for Seager (June 20) who now has 18 on the year. The Dodgers are now 72-31 and are up 13.0 games in the NL West behind their fifth winning streak of six or more game this season.

It never matters what the standings say when the Dodgers and Giants get together. More often than not it tends to be a close game.

The Dodgers jumped out to an early lead on Seager’s first home run of the night that came on Matt Moore’s second pitch of the game. It was the 10th time in Seager’s short career that he has hit the first pitch of the at-bat for a homer.

Alex Wood was cruising through the first six innings of the game, surrendering only a solo home run to Giants’ shortstop Brandon Crawford. The lefty had allowed just four hits and no walks to that point to a struggling Giants team. That was until the seventh inning came around.

The Giants piled up four hits in the seventh to score a trio of runs and take a 4-2 lead. Jae-Gyun Hwang laced an RBI-single up the middle to tie the score at two, followed by back-to-back doubles off the bats of Nick Hundley and Gorkys Hernandez.

The Dodgers fired right back in the bottom half of the inning with an offensive outburst of their own. Austin Barnes walked to start the inning and ended up on third after a Joc Pederson double. Yasiel Puig would bring Barnes home on a pinch-hit groundout to bring the top of the order to the plate.

Chris Taylor didn’t disappoint with a double that was lofted down the left field line to score Pederson before Seager unloaded a high fly to right and give the Dodgers the lead.

“That’s probably the special thing about this team,” Seager said. “We’re not scared to get to the next guy. We go out there and Barnes gets on, Joc puts a nice swing on it, Puig gets the run in.”

“It’s unselfish, it’s kinda how we’ve been all year and it’s been paying off for us.”

Friday was the 30th come from behind victory for the Dodgers in 2017.

Up next

The Dodgers look to even the season series with the Giants in another battle of lefties. Rich Hill (7-4, 3.48) will take the ball against Ty Blach (6-6, 4.50).

Friday particulars

Home runs: Corey Seager 2 (18)

WP - Alex Wood (12-1): 7 IP, 8 hits, 4 runs, 5 strikeouts

LP - George Kontos (0-5): 0.1 IP, 1 hit, 1 run

SV - Kenley Jansen (26): 1 IP, 3 strikeouts