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Andrew McCutchen walk off homer continues Dodger road woes

McCutchen has a career high six hit game in 14-inning contest

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Andrew McCutchen capped a career high six-hit game with a walk-off three-run home run in the fourteenth inning as the Giants defeated the Dodgers 7-5.

Taking a one-run lead to the bottom of the inning, Wilmer Font had his second chance to seal a victory for the Dodgers. Instead, he gave up consecutive singles to Kelby Tomlinson and Joe Panik.

Font and McCutchen dueled for 11 pitches, on the 12th pitch, McCutchen hit his walk-off home run.

The Dodgers had a similar start in the top of that inning, Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger singled, Logan Forsythe got the third straight hit, except it was a run-scoring single to bring home the tie-breaking run. The Dodgers were unable to score again and that proved to be their undoing.

Prior to the excitement in the last inning of the game, this game featured nine pitchers for the Dodgers and eight for the Giants. The starting pitchers, Rich Hill and Chris Stratton, were long gone by the time the game reached extra-innings.

Hill finished with four innings pitched where he gave up three runs, five hits, walked two and struck out six. Stratton pitched five innings, giving up three runs, four hits, walked four and struck out three.

The Dodger bullpen gave up one run in nine innings until the fourteenth inning, the Giants bullpen had held the Dodgers scoreless for six straight innings until Forsythe drove in the then tie-breaking run in the fourteenth.

Chase Utley hit his first home run of the season, Corey Seager, Bellinger and Forsythe each had two hits but the Dodgers went 2-for-17 with runners in scoring position.

Saturday particulars

Home run: Buster Posey (1), Chase Utley (1), Andrew McCutchen (1)

WP - Roberto Gomez (1-0): 1 IP, 1 run, 3 hits, 1 strikeout

LP - Wilmer Font (0-2): 3 hits, 3 runs, 1 home run

Up next

The Dodgers and Giants conclude their series with a rematch of the Opening Day starters, Clayton Kershaw against Ty Blach. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m.

One other thing, this will be the sixth different starting time for the Dodgers/Giants game this season. In order they have had starting times of 4:08 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 5:37 p.m., 3:05 p.m., and Sunday’s game at 1:05 p.m.