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Dodgers explode for nine runs, defeat Giants

Five in the 2nd, four in the 8th

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images

The Dodgers only scored in two innings on Friday night, but it was more than enough. They scored five runs in the second, and then four runs in the eighth, as they defeated the Giants 9-2.

Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager went back-to-back to begin the second, putting the Dodgers on the board first. Bellinger now has 47 home runs, needing two more to tie Shawn Green for the most in a season in Dodgers history.

Will Smith followed with a walk, and then came to score on a triple for Gavin Lux. For Lux, it was the first triple of his young career. After back-to-back strikeouts, Joc Pederson hit a two-run shot to give the Dodgers the 5-0 lead. He now has 36 on the season, extending his career-high.

The offense would then go quiet until the eighth. A double, walk and fielders choice would load the bases for LA. Smith brought in two with a single, extending the lead to 7-2. Enrique Hernandez then followed with a single of his own, bringing in two more runs to make it 9-2.

On the pitching side of things, Walker Buehler gave five innings in his final start of the season. He struck out eight, thought he walked four and allowed two runs. He’ll finish his sophomore campaign with a 14-4 record with a 3.26 ERA.

Six different pitchers combined to throw the final four innings, with Casey Sadler, Tony Gonsolin and Josh Sborz throwing an inning each.

Friday particulars

WP: Walker Buehler (14-4) 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 SO, 4 BB

LP: Johnny Cueto (1-2) 2 IP, 5 ER

Box score

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The Dodgers will look to set the LA record with their 105th win of the season. Hyun-Jin Ryu will make his final start of the season. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. PT.