Seager, Bellinger lead Dodgers to 2-1 victory over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers manager Dave Roberts felt it was a perfect time to get Rich Hill out of the game.

No reason to push anyone these days.

Hill pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, helping the Dodgers beat the Giants 2-1 Saturday for their seventh consecutive victory.

Corey Seager had three hits and Cody Bellinger drove in two runs as major league-leading Los Angeles won for the 38th time in 44 games. At 73-31, the Dodgers are 42 games over .500 for the first time since finishing 102-60 in 1974.

''I think that's what you see from this team every single day,'' Hill said. ''Guys are getting their work in, they're staying true to the process to what they need to do to get better every single time they come to the field.''

Hill (8-4) struck out three and walked two in 5 2/3 innings. The oft-injured left-hander improved to 4-0 with a 1.45 ERA in five July starts.

Hunter Pence homered in the fourth and Gorkys Hernandez doubled in the fifth for San Francisco's only hits against Hill. With Pence coming to the plate in the sixth, Roberts decided to bring in Pedro Baez.

''Where we're at right now, every game is different, but I think for the next month and a half me, (pitching coach) Rick (Honeycutt) are aware of the pitchers, their usage, and trying to make sure guys are fresh,'' Roberts said. ''Right now, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to push these guys.''

Hill threw 86 pitches after totaling at least 92 in each of his previous nine starts. But he said he understood the move.

''There's a lot of season left,'' Hill said.

Kenley Jansen worked the ninth for his 26th save in 27 opportunities, striking out Jae-Gyun Hwang with runners on first and second for the final out. The closer also allowed a leadoff single to Miguel Gomez, but he was promptly erased when Pence bounced into a double play.

Seager doubled in the first and third innings, scoring each time on a Bellinger single . Seager also singled in the fifth for his 29th multihit game this season.

Bellinger made his major league debut on April 25, but he leads the Dodgers with 69 RBIs. He has driven in two or more runs in 18 games.

''They feed off one another,'' Roberts said of Seager and Bellinger. ''You're looking at two guys who can hurt you, do damage with slugging. They're both very good hitters.''

Giants starter Ty Blach (6-7) allowed eight hits in seven innings while falling to 2-5 in nine starts since June 7.

''Blach did a great job, gave us a chance,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''I really didn't think he had his best stuff but this kid's got all the confidence, he's not afraid.''

DEFENSIVE GEMS

Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig robbed Buster Posey with a sliding catch in the second inning after a long run to the right field line. The baseball nearly popped out of Puig's glove as he tumbled into the wall, but he managed to bring it in after a bobble.

Los Angeles third baseman Justin Turner got into the act in the fourth. He backhanded Denard Span's grounder after taking several steps toward the line behind third base. Falling into foul ground, Turner still managed to put enough on the throw to get Span at first.

''Yasiel's catch was great out there, and JT making the play at third was fantastic,'' Hill said.

DODGER REINFORCEMENTS

Out since June 12 with lower back soreness, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is one step away from a rehab stint. Gonzalez is scheduled to hit in a simulated game Sunday.

Roberts thinks Gonzalez's rehab stint will begin next week at Triple-A Oklahoma City before finishing at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

''A lot of that is the logistics of it, the travel, things like that,'' Roberts said. ''I'm not exactly sure what day, but he's getting close to heading out.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: RHP Mark Melancon (right pronator strain) is on the verge of a rehab stint that figures to be at least two to three appearances before he'll return as closer, said Bochy. ... C Nick Hundley was scratched. He complained of headaches when he arrived at Dodger Stadium after taking a foul ball on the mask Friday night.

Dodgers: RHP Brandon McCarthy (blister on right third finger) is scheduled throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

NEXT UP

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (1-4, 3.38 ERA) will start the series finale Sunday, swapping assignments with Matt Cain, who will pitch Monday night at Oakland. Bumgarner makes his fourth start since being sidelined by injuries stemming from a dirt bike accident.

Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6, 4.17 ERA) makes his 15th start of the season. He pitched five innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against Minnesota on Monday.

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This version corrects to Giants starter Ty Blach allowed eight hits instead of seven.

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  • W: R. Hill (8-4)L: T. Blach (6-7)S: K. Jansen (27)
  • HR: SF - H. Pence (7)
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  • a-lined out for Tomlinson in the 8th
  • b-walked for Blach in the 8th
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  • a-grounded out for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Baez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Hernandez (12)
  • HR - H. Pence (7)
  • RBI - H. Pence (42)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Pence (16)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (25), C. Seager 2 (26)
  • RBI - C. Bellinger 2 (69)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Crawford (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Turner
FIELDING
  • E - C. Taylor (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Blach (L, 6-7)7.08222304.381.338.5
C. Gearrin1.00001202.251.353.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Blach (L, 6-7)7.0
C. Gearrin1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Hill (W, 8-4)5.22112313.351.1818.5
P. Baez (H, 16)1.10000101.431.113.5
J. Fields (H, 7)0.10000002.680.970.0
L. Avilan (H, 12)0.20001003.341.38-1.0
K. Jansen (S, 27)1.02001101.360.697.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Hill (W, 8-4)5.2
P. Baez (H, 16)1.1
J. Fields (H, 7)0.1
L. Avilan (H, 12)0.2
K. Jansen (S, 27)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Blach 101-61, C. Gearrin 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Blach 8-8
  • Batters Faced - T. Blach 29, C. Gearrin 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - R. Hill
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 86-61, P. Baez 12-8, J. Fields 6-4, L. Avilan 10-5, K. Jansen 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 6-7, P. Baez 1-2, J. Fields 1-0, K. Jansen 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Hill 20, P. Baez 4, J. Fields, L. Avilan 3, K. Jansen 5
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M. Gomez 2B40100010.286.273.381.6540.5
H. Pence RF41111001.241.288.346.6346.0
B. Posey C30000100.327.412.494.9061.0
B. Crawford SS30100110.233.275.383.6590.5
J. Hwang 1B-3B40000013.159.213.250.463-0.5
G. Hernandez LF30100000.256.333.322.6562.0
K. Tomlinson 3B10000100.241.309.276.5851.0
a- C. Gillaspie PH-1B10000000.162.222.257.4790.0
T. Blach P20000012.161.229.194.422-0.5
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  • a-lined out for Tomlinson in the 8th
  • b-walked for Blach in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor LF40100012.318.385.540.9251.5
C. Seager SS42300001.299.389.524.9137.0
J. Turner 3B20000212.359.457.5491.0070.5
C. Bellinger 1B40220011.265.346.602.9483.5
L. Forsythe 2B30000111.236.356.323.6790.5
Y. Puig RF30000004.253.325.466.7920.0
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K. Jansen P00000000.500.500.7501.2500.0
R. Hill P20000002.080.111.080.1910.0
P. Baez P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
b- E. Hernandez PH-CF10000000.220.318.469.7870.0
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  • a-grounded out for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Baez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Hernandez (12)
  • HR - H. Pence (7)
  • RBI - H. Pence (42)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Pence (16)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (25), C. Seager 2 (26)
  • RBI - C. Bellinger 2 (69)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Crawford (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Turner
FIELDING
  • E - C. Taylor (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Blach (L, 6-7)7.08222304.381.338.5
C. Gearrin1.00001202.251.353.0
Total8.0822350---
PITCHERSIP
T. Blach (L, 6-7)7.0
C. Gearrin1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Hill (W, 8-4)5.22112313.351.1818.5
P. Baez (H, 16)1.10000101.431.113.5
J. Fields (H, 7)0.10000002.680.970.0
L. Avilan (H, 12)0.20001003.341.38-1.0
K. Jansen (S, 27)1.02001101.360.697.5
Total9.0411451---
PITCHERSIP
R. Hill (W, 8-4)5.2
P. Baez (H, 16)1.1
J. Fields (H, 7)0.1
L. Avilan (H, 12)0.2
K. Jansen (S, 27)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Blach 101-61, C. Gearrin 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Blach 8-8
  • Batters Faced - T. Blach 29, C. Gearrin 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - R. Hill
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 86-61, P. Baez 12-8, J. Fields 6-4, L. Avilan 10-5, K. Jansen 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 6-7, P. Baez 1-2, J. Fields 1-0, K. Jansen 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Hill 20, P. Baez 4, J. Fields, L. Avilan 3, K. Jansen 5
  • 4TH INNING
    Pence homered to left12
  • 3RD INNING
    Bellinger singled to right, Seager scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    Bellinger singled to right center, Seager scored, Turner to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen relieved Luis Avilan
    • M. Gomez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomez reached on an infield single to second
    • H. Pence: Pence grounded into double play shortstop to first, Gomez out at second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Posey walked
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford singled to right, Posey to second
    • J. Hwang: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hwang struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Josh Fields pitching
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • Conor Gillaspie hit for Kelby Tomlinson
    • Luis Avilan relieved Josh Fields
    • C. Gillaspie: Ball, Gillaspie lined out to right
    • Carlos Moncrief hit for Ty Blach
    • C. Moncrief: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Moncrief walked
    • D. Span: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Span lined out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Conor Gillaspie at first
    • Cory Gearrin pitching
    • Jae-Gyun Hwang at third
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • P. Baez Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Posey grounded out to second
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Crawford struck out on foul tip
    • J. Hwang: Hwang flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Barnes hit for Joc Pederson
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Barnes grounded out to pitcher
    • Enrique Hernandez hit for Pedro Baez
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Taylor doubled to left
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Seager popped out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Span popped out to shortstop
    • M. Gomez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gomez flied out to deep center
    • Pedro Baez relieved Rich Hill
    • H. Pence: Ball, Pence flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Forsythe flied out to deep center
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Puig grounded out to first
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grandal grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
    • J. Hwang: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hwang flied out to shallow left
    • G. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Crawford picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Foul, Hernandez doubled to deep left, Hernandez to third on left fielder Taylor fielding error
    • K. Tomlinson: Tomlinson intentionally walked
    • T. Blach: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blach struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Seager singled to right
    • J. Turner: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bellinger grounded into double play shortstop to first, Seager out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Span grounded out to third
    • M. Gomez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
    • H. Pence: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pence homered to left
    • B. Posey: Posey popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Grandal singled to deep left
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • R. Hill: Foul, Hill popped bunt out to pitcher
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Tomlinson grounded bunt out to catcher
    • T. Blach: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Blach lined out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Ball, Foul, Seager doubled to deep right
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner lined out to center, Seager to third
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Bellinger singled to right, Seager scored
    • L. Forsythe: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Forsythe flied out to right
    • Y. Puig: Puig reached on fielder's choice to third, Bellinger out at second
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey flied out to deep right
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford grounded out to first
    • J. Hwang: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hwang flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Grandal singled to left
    • J. Pederson: Pederson reached on fielder's choice to third, Grandal out at second
    • R. Hill: Hill popped bunt out to pitcher
    • C. Taylor: Taylor lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
    • M. Gomez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Gomez grounded out to second
    • H. Pence: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pence grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor lined out to right
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Foul, Seager doubled to deep right
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger singled to right center, Seager scored, Turner to third
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to third, Ball, Forsythe walked, Bellinger to second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Puig grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Turner out at home
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)