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Puig, Gordon have RBI doubles in Dodgers win

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm •  Published: May 10, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once they got Matt Cain out of the game, Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up the San Francisco Giants' stellar bullpen.

Dee Gordon and Puig broke open a tie game with consecutive RBI doubles in the seventh, Matt Kemp homered in the eighth and the Dodgers beat the NL West-leading Giants 6-2 on Saturday.

"Cain pitched a good game and pounded the zone," Kemp said. "He threw strikes, mixed his pitches up well and got them over the plate. We couldn't really get anything off of him. But we waited him out, got him out of there, got to their bullpen and scored some runs at the end for the W."

Zack Greinke (6-1) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings, striking out eight and walking three. The right-hander extended his streak to 20 consecutive starts in which he's allowed fewer than three runs — the longest by any pitcher since the "dead ball" era.

"It's always a luxury to have two Cy Young winners at the top of your rotation like Zack and Clayton Kershaw. That's a plus for our team," Kemp said. "Hopefully they'll continue to stay healthy and keep doing what they're doing. But we have to do our job as hitters and drive in runs for those guys."

The Dodgers took the lead in the seventh against reliever Jeremy Affeldt (0-1) when Drew Butera doubled and scored on Gordon's hit inside third base with Pablo Sandoval playing in on the grass with the Dodgers' speedy leadoff hitter at bat. Puig then greeted Jean Machi with a ground-rule double into the left field corner.

"That's a bad break," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Pablo had to cover the bunt with two outs. Gordon hit it in a good spot, and the ball just bounced by him."

The four runs charged to the Giants' bullpen was in sharp contrast to the major league-best 1.75 ERA they brought into the game. Affeldt had pitched 10 2-3 scoreless innings in his 10 previous appearances since coming off the DL on April 16.

"They got nicked up a little, but they had been so good and really solid all year," Bochy said. "It's going to happen."

Former Giants closer Brian Wilson escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth, retiring Hunter Pence on a foul pop to Butera behind the plate after a visit from pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. The Dodgers tacked on two more runs in the bottom half on Kemp's leadoff homer against Juan Gutierrez and Butera's sacrifice fly.

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