SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake Peavey couldn't help the San Francisco Giants avoid a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. His new teammates are hoping it's not too late for Peavy to help turn things around the rest of the year.
Gregor Blanco and Michael Morse managed the only two hits off Clayton Kershaw, who has made a habit of shutting down the Giants, and San Francisco lost 5-0 to Los Angeles.
Ryan Vogelsong (5-8) retired the first 11 batters before Hunter Pence lost Gonzalez's double in the sun with two outs in the fourth. Hanley Ramirez followed with an RBI single.
The Giants have been shut out in four of Vogelsong's last five starts and the right-hander has received an average of two runs per game of support at home, the second-lowest in the NL. Vogelsong lost his fifth straight decision, matching his longest such streak since 2011.
"I stopped making good pitches," Vogelsong said. "I can't out a finger on it other than I missed some spots and they got some hits."
Joaquin Arias was the lone Giants hitter to reach as far as second base against Kershaw and he reached on a fielding error.
Peavy, acquired from the Boston Red Sox earlier in the day, has dominated the Dodgers the way Kershaw has pitched against the Giants. He's 14-2 against Los Angeles and his 2.21 ERA is the lowest against the Dodgers of any major league starter.
The Giants are sending him to the mound in Sunday's series finale hoping to end a three-game skid.
"I'm excited to get here and pitch," Peavy said. "That's what I know. There's not a whole lot of time to think about things. I'll get here early and do some cramming."
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