With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Evan Longoria stepped up to the plate. The Giants were trailing 2-0, but were able to load the bases off of Ross Stripling. After getting Buster Posey to strikeout in the previous at bat, Dylan Floro needed one out to escape the inning untouched.
On a 2-1 pitch, Longoria ripped one down the third base line, clearing the bases with a double, and giving the Giants a 3-2 lead. That hit would be enough, as San Francisco went on to win the game with the same score.
The Dodgers scored their two lone runs in the previous inning. Cody Bellinger, to no surprise, brought in the first run of the game with an RBI single. With that run driven in, his 37 before May 1 is a major-league record. He also recorded two hits on the night, giving him 46 on the year which ties him for the most in major league history before May 1.
Max Muncy followed Bellinger with an RBI of his own, doubling to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. It appears Muncy is starting to heat up as of late, as he has six hits over his last three games.
Kenta Maeda got the start for LA. He threw five scoreless innings, striking out three but allowing seven hits. Though he didn’t allow any runs largely due to the fact that the Giants were 1-for-12 on the night with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 runners on base.
San Francisco had a runner on base in every inning on Monday night.
The Dodgers attempted to rally in both the eighth and ninth innings. Things looked good in the eighth. With two outs, LA worked back-to-back walks to put two on for Enrique Hernandez. After falling behind in the count 0-2, he saw three straight balls to give him a full count. He connected on a 97 mph fastball, but the wind knocked it down as he flew out to center to end the inning.
Austin Barnes reached with a single in the ninth. Bringing the go-ahead run up to the plate with two outs. The Dodgers had no answer, as Russell Martin and Joc Pederson both got out, ending the game.
WP: Sam Dyson (1-0) 1 2⁄3 IP, 2 H
LP: Ross Stripling (1-2) 1⁄3 IP, 3 ER
SV: Will Smith (7) 1 IP, 2 SO
The Dodgers will look to even up the series tomorrow night as they’ll send Walker Buehler to the mound. First pitch is at 6:45 pm PT on SportsNet LA.