Torturous wins and wins over the Los Angeles Dodgers have both been hard to come by for the San Francisco Giants, but both came in one huge win today.
Hunter Pence hit two homers, Brett Pill hit a decisive eighth-inning blast and the Giants bested the Dodgers 4-3. Sergio Romo got into a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning, but he induced a fielder’s choice from Yasiel Puig to end the game.
The Giants benefited from another surge from Pence, who knocked in his 90th, 91st and 92nd runs. Pill hit a huge homer in the eighth inning, propelling the Giants to their third straight win.
Ryan Vogelsong pitched a solid game for the Giants, going six innings, giving up three runs and earning a quality start. He was backed by Jean Machi, Santiago Casilla and Romo, who all pitched a shutout.
Edison Volquez, who was shelled by the Giants in July, gave up three runs in 5.2 innings. Brian Wilson pitched 0.2 scoreless innings, and Paco Rodriguez gave up Pill’s home run.
The Giants only mustered six hits, but it was enough. As a result, they won their third straight game against the Dodgers, capturing the series 3-1. While the Giants have a 69-81 record and won’t clinch their fifth straight winning season, they can look back on this when remembering some of the fond moments from the 2013 season.