Cueto outpitches Kershaw in Giants' 4-3 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Coming off an extra-inning loss at home, the San Francisco Giants had to travel to Los Angeles and then face three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Monday night.

They certainly rose to the challenge.

Johnny Cueto outpitched Kershaw, and the Giants jumped out to a couple of early leads before hanging on for a 4-3 victory that snapped the Dodgers' four-game winning streak.

''It's disheartening to lose one like we did (Sunday) and then you come down here and face Kershaw, you have your hands full,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''But they found a way to put some runs on the board.''

An unexpected way, actually.

San Francisco entered with a National League-low 16 home runs but hit two against Kershaw - a two-run shot by Hunter Pence in the first inning and a solo drive by Buster Posey in the third.

Pence began the night batting .100 in his career against Kershaw without a home run. But that first-inning jolt set the tone for the Giants.

''That's a huge shot in the arm,'' Bochy said.

Cueto (4-1) held the Dodgers to three runs and six hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out three as the Giants generated just enough offense to win.

Derek Law fanned Yasiel Puig for the final out to earn his first save.

The Dodgers scored on Yasmani Grandal's RBI groundout in the first and tied it 2-all on Kershaw's two-out single in the second. After that, Cueto retired 13 consecutive batters.

''After Kershaw's hit, I was giving myself a pep talk,'' Cueto said.

Kershaw (4-2) never appeared particularly sharp. He went six innings, allowing four runs - three earned - and eight hits. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

''It just wasn't a great night,'' Kershaw said.

Posey's second home run of the season came in the third and gave San Francisco the lead for good.

The Giants scored their fourth run in the fifth after Kershaw threw away Gorkys Hernandez's bunt for an error that allowed Hernandez to reach second. He scored on Christian Arroyo's single.

''Tonight I wasn't great, but they had something to do with it as well,'' Kershaw said.

The Dodgers pulled within one on pinch-hitter Chris Taylor's RBI single in the seventh, but never threatened again.

STREAK SNAPPED

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner went 0 for 4, ending the longest hitting streak in the majors at 16 games. He lined out twice.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: SS Brandon Crawford, on the disabled list since last Wednesday with a right groin strain, is expected back in the lineup Saturday.

Dodgers: OF Franklin Gutierrez, on the DL with a left hamstring strain, is scheduled to be activated Tuesday. ... OF Joc Pederson (right groin strain) began a rehab assignment with Class A Rancho Cucamonga. The Dodgers expect him to rejoin the team Friday in San Diego.

NICE CHAT

When the Dodgers scored in the seventh on Taylor's single, Bochy went to the mound to talk to Cueto. ''I have to talk to Johnny there. He'd worked hard,'' Bochy said. ''The inning was getting some length to it. I just want to see where he was at. He was adamant he was good.''

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Mike Moore (1-3) makes his second consecutive start against the Dodgers on Tuesday night. He allowed one run in seven innings last Thursday at San Francisco during the Dodgers' 5-1 victory.

Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (1-0) is scheduled to make his fourth start. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his last outing against the Giants on Wednesday. He has a 3.19 ERA as a starter this season.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that Grandal drove in the Dodgers' first run, not Puig.

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  • W: J. Cueto (4-1)L: C. Kershaw (4-2)S: D. Law (1)
  • HR: SF - H. Pence (2), B. Posey (2)
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B. Posey C41111001.348.423.464.8876.0
M. Morse 1B30100020.231.214.538.7530.0
B. Belt 1B10000000.247.369.462.8320.0
E. Nunez SS40100011.250.277.302.5791.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    C. Seager SS30000100.309.405.532.9371.0
    J. Turner 3B40000012.387.447.538.984-0.5
    Y. Grandal C40010021.213.310.387.6970.0
    A. Gonzalez 1B40100011.258.333.315.6480.5
    C. Bellinger LF42200000.320.393.600.9935.0
    Y. Puig RF40000013.226.315.419.734-0.5
    C. Utley 2B30000023.114.204.136.340-1.0
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    S. Romo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Nunez (5)
    • HR - H. Pence (2), B. Posey (2)
    • RBI - C. Arroyo (5), H. Pence 2 (12), B. Posey (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Posey (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Bellinger
    • RBI - Y. Grandal (8), C. Kershaw, C. Taylor (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Kershaw, C. Taylor (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - C. Kershaw
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Cueto (W, 4-1)7.06331604.861.0024.0
    S. Okert (H, 2)1.20000105.140.003.5
    D. Law (S, 1)0.10000102.840.007.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Cueto (W, 4-1)7.0
    S. Okert (H, 2)1.2
    D. Law (S, 1)0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Kershaw (L, 4-2)6.08430522.611.337.5
    S. Romo1.00000108.680.003.5
    J. Fields2.00001201.000.506.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Kershaw (L, 4-2)6.0
    S. Romo1.0
    J. Fields2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 107-65, S. Okert 17-13, D. Law 5-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 8-7
    • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 28, S. Okert 5, D. Law
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 104-74, S. Romo 10-8, J. Fields 25-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-4, S. Romo 1-1, J. Fields 1-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 25, S. Romo 3, J. Fields 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Arroyo 3B31210110.250.273.438.7104.5
    H. Pence RF41121012.265.327.367.6956.5
    B. Posey C41111001.348.423.464.8876.0
    M. Morse 1B30100020.231.214.538.7530.0
    B. Belt 1B10000000.247.369.462.8320.0
    E. Nunez SS40100011.250.277.302.5791.5
    J. Panik 2B40100001.299.364.402.7661.0
    D. Stubbs CF30000011.100.182.100.282-0.5
    J. Cueto P30000011.067.067.067.133-0.5
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      A. Toles CF41100013.240.288.453.7411.5
      C. Seager SS30000100.309.405.532.9371.0
      J. Turner 3B40000012.387.447.538.984-0.5
      Y. Grandal C40010021.213.310.387.6970.0
      A. Gonzalez 1B40100011.258.333.315.6480.5
      C. Bellinger LF42200000.320.393.600.9935.0
      Y. Puig RF40000013.226.315.419.734-0.5
      C. Utley 2B30000023.114.204.136.340-1.0
      C. Kershaw P20110000.231.286.231.5162.0
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      • a-singled for Romo in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Nunez (5)
      • HR - H. Pence (2), B. Posey (2)
      • RBI - C. Arroyo (5), H. Pence 2 (12), B. Posey (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Posey (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Bellinger
      • RBI - Y. Grandal (8), C. Kershaw, C. Taylor (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Kershaw, C. Taylor (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Kershaw
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Cueto (W, 4-1)7.06331604.861.0024.0
      S. Okert (H, 2)1.20000105.140.003.5
      D. Law (S, 1)0.10000102.840.007.5
      Total9.0633180---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Cueto (W, 4-1)7.0
      S. Okert (H, 2)1.2
      D. Law (S, 1)0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Kershaw (L, 4-2)6.08430522.611.337.5
      S. Romo1.00000108.680.003.5
      J. Fields2.00001201.000.506.0
      Total9.0843182---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Kershaw (L, 4-2)6.0
      S. Romo1.0
      J. Fields2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 107-65, S. Okert 17-13, D. Law 5-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 8-7
      • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 28, S. Okert 5, D. Law
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 104-74, S. Romo 10-8, J. Fields 25-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-4, S. Romo 1-1, J. Fields 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 25, S. Romo 3, J. Fields 6
      • 7TH INNING
        Taylor singled to left, Bellinger scored, Puig to second43
      • 5TH INNING
        Arroyo singled to left, Hernandez scored42
      • 3RD INNING
        Posey homered to left32
      • 2ND INNING
        Kershaw singled to left, Bellinger scored22
      • 1ST INNING
        Grandal grounded out to first, Toles scored, Seager to second21
        Pence homered to left, Arroyo scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • D. Law Pitching:
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
      • 7TH INNING
        • S. Romo Pitching:
        • D. Stubbs: Strike looking, Stubbs grounded out to third
        • J. Cueto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cueto struck out swinging
        • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez lined out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • A. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Bellinger reached on bunt single to third, Gonzalez to second
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig reached on fielder's choice to third, Gonzalez out at third, Bellinger to second
        • C. Utley: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Utley struck out looking
        • C. Taylor: Taylor singled to left, Bellinger scored, Puig to second
        • A. Toles: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Posey flied out to center
        • M. Morse: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morse struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Nunez doubled to deep left
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • C. Seager: Seager grounded out to second
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Turner flied out to left
        • Y. Grandal: Grandal popped out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • J. Cueto: Foul, Strike looking, Cueto grounded out to third
        • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez reached on an infield single to pitcher, Hernandez to second on Kershaw fielding error
        • C. Arroyo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Arroyo singled to left, Hernandez scored
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Pence grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Arroyo out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Utley grounded out to second
        • C. Kershaw: Kershaw grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Toles: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Toles struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Nunez grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Panik popped out to third
        • D. Stubbs: Stubbs flied out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • A. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez flied out to deep right
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bellinger flied out to right
        • Y. Puig: Puig grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • C. Arroyo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arroyo struck out swinging
        • H. Pence: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pence grounded out to second
        • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Posey homered to left
        • M. Morse: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morse struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • C. Seager: Foul, Seager lined out to center
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
        • Y. Grandal: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike looking, Panik singled to center
        • D. Stubbs: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Stubbs struck out looking
        • J. Cueto: Foul, Ball, Cueto reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Panik out at second
        • G. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Bellinger doubled to deep right
        • Y. Puig: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Puig flied out to right
        • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Utley struck out swinging
        • C. Kershaw: Foul, Foul, Kershaw singled to left, Bellinger scored
        • A. Toles: Ball, Toles grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • G. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Arroyo: Foul, Foul, Foul, Arroyo singled to center
        • H. Pence: Ball, Strike looking, Pence homered to left, Arroyo scored
        • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Posey grounded out to third
        • M. Morse: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Morse singled to left
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez flied out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • A. Toles: Toles singled to left
        • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Seager walked, Toles to second
        • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Turner flied out to deep right, Toles to third
        • Y. Grandal: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Grandal grounded out to first, Toles scored, Seager to second
        • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)