Hernandez, Kemp homer in Dodgers' 3-2 win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) In his low-key way, Ross Stripling thinks of himself as ''an unknown guy having a random good year.''

Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp, third among National League outfielders in All-Star balloting, hopes he can take his 28-year-old teammate with him to the Midsummer Classic.

''He needs to be in there,'' Kemp said. ''That boy is pitching his butt off. He's been a big part of our success.''

Stripling tossed four-hit ball over 6 1/3 innings, Kemp and Enrique Hernandez went deep to give the Dodgers a major league-leading 32 homers this month, and Los Angeles beat the rival San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night for their season high-tying fourth straight win.

The Dodgers stumbled through the first two months, losing six of their first 10 matchups with the Giants.

What a difference June has made. They are 10-2 this month and trail NL West-leading Arizona by 2 1/2 games.

''We've been playing the way we expect to play,'' Kemp said.

Stripling (6-1) extended his career-best winning streak to six games and is 4-0 at home this season. The right-hander gave up a two-run, opposite-field homer to Pablo Sandoval and had six strikeouts with no walks.

''He threw a lot of strikes. He dominated,'' Sandoval said.

Stripling was a reliever in April but now is one of the Dodgers' most consistent starters with Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Walker Buehler on the disabled list.

''I knew I wanted to be a starter and I felt I could do it,'' Stripling said.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts' confidence in Stripling has been rewarded.

''He's throwing the heck out of it,'' Roberts said. ''Executing pitches and trying to dissect hitters, this is who he is.''

After giving up a leadoff double to Joe Panik, Stripling retired his next 12 batters. Sandoval singled leading off the sixth before Stripling retired another six consecutive hitters.

''They played 16 innings in Miami yesterday, so that helps,'' said Stripling, who spent his off day watching the Giants win before flying west. ''You're always going to go out there and attack knowing they're tired. Maybe they don't have that much fight.''

Kenley Jansen retired the side in the ninth for his 16th save.

The Giants trailed 3-2 in the seventh after Sandoval's shot chased Stripling. The Dodgers' bullpen then retired San Francisco's final eight batters in sending the Giants to a 17th loss in their last 23 road games.

''We got back in the game on him but we couldn't do much as far as putting pressure on him,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Kemp homered on the first pitch from Derek Holland (4-7) in the fourth. Yasmani Grandal was safe at third on an error by center fielder Austin Jackson and he scored on Yasiel Puig's double to deep right-center for a 2-0 lead.

Hernandez homered into the left-field pavilion in the first.

The Dodgers' 88 homers this season are tops in the National League.

Holland gave up three runs - two earned - in five innings. He struck out seven and walked two.

Earlier in the day, Kemp was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his involvement in a scuffle with Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos on Wednesday. Kemp appealed the punishment, so he's allowed to play until the process is completed.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: 3B Evan Longoria (broken left hand) went on the disabled list a day after getting hit by a pitch at Miami. ... INF Brandon Belt will be activated Saturday after having an appendectomy.

Dodgers: Placed reliever Pedro B�ez on 10-day DL with right biceps tendinitis, retroactive to Tuesday.

NO LUCK AGAINST LA

Holland has never fared well against the Dodgers. He's 0-3 with a 6.38 ERA in four career starts against them. He has struck out 16 and walked 13. ''They were laying off some pretty good pitches,'' he said. ''They did a pretty good job of working the count.''

UP NEXT

Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 4.76 ERA) pitches for the Giants on Saturday against Alex Wood (1-5, 4.43) in a matchup of lefties. Bumgarner seeks his first win in his third start after missing the first two months of the season with a broken left pinkie.

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

Copyright 2018 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
SF34-36
000000200241
LAD36-32
10020000X360
  • W: R. Stripling (6-1)L: D. Holland (4-7)S: K. Jansen (16)
  • HR: SF - P. Sandoval (5), LAD - M. Kemp (11), E. Hernandez (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40100000.239.314.338.6522.0
A. Hanson 3B40000021.320.358.6531.011-1.0
A. McCutchen RF40100011.267.352.455.8060.5
B. Crawford SS41000022.322.373.504.8770.0
P. Sandoval 1B31221000.281.348.455.8038.0
N. Hundley C30000021.255.287.509.796-1.0
M. Williamson LF30000001.240.296.453.7500.0
A. Jackson CF30000001.246.318.297.6150.0
D. Holland P10000010.045.045.045.091-0.5
a- H. Pence PH10000000.188.241.213.4540.0
P. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Posey PH10000000.292.365.421.7860.0
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Holland in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Johnson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor SS30000131.249.338.444.782-0.5
E. Hernandez CF31111101.217.301.434.7357.0
J. Turner 3B40100003.253.330.386.7151.0
M. Kemp LF31111111.335.370.566.9366.5
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Muncy 1B40000022.269.389.6121.001-1.0
Y. Grandal C41000010.241.332.452.7840.5
Y. Puig RF40110010.262.327.464.7912.5
L. Forsythe 2B30200001.223.280.339.6193.0
R. Stripling P20000012.118.118.118.235-0.5
J. Fields P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Pederson LF00000000.281.350.556.9060.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Panik (3)
    • HR - P. Sandoval (5)
    • RBI - P. Sandoval 2 (23)
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Puig (13), L. Forsythe (8)
    • HR - E. Hernandez (9), M. Kemp (11)
    • SH - R. Stripling (4)
    • RBI - E. Hernandez (20), M. Kemp (42), Y. Puig (25)
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Jackson (3)
    • PB - N. Hundley (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Holland (L, 4-7)5.05322724.481.304.5
    P. Johnson2.01001005.461.244.0
    W. Smith1.00000201.020.744.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Holland (L, 4-7)5.0
    P. Johnson2.0
    W. Smith1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Stripling (W, 6-1)6.14220611.761.0125.0
    J. Fields (H, 6)1.10000102.590.933.5
    S. Alexander (H, 4)0.10000004.331.480.0
    K. Jansen (S, 16)1.00000102.560.9510.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Stripling (W, 6-1)6.1
    J. Fields (H, 6)1.1
    S. Alexander (H, 4)0.1
    K. Jansen (S, 16)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 105-61, P. Johnson 31-15, W. Smith 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 3-6, P. Johnson 2-4
    • Batters Faced - D. Holland 23, P. Johnson 8, W. Smith 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 89-60, J. Fields 11-9, S. Alexander 2-1, K. Jansen 16-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 8-5, S. Alexander 1-0, K. Jansen 1-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 23, J. Fields 4, S. Alexander, K. Jansen 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    SF34-36
    000000200241
    LAD36-32
    10020000X360
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Panik 2B40100000.239.314.338.6522.0
    A. Hanson 3B40000021.320.358.6531.011-1.0
    A. McCutchen RF40100011.267.352.455.8060.5
    B. Crawford SS41000022.322.373.504.8770.0
    P. Sandoval 1B31221000.281.348.455.8038.0
    N. Hundley C30000021.255.287.509.796-1.0
    M. Williamson LF30000001.240.296.453.7500.0
    A. Jackson CF30000001.246.318.297.6150.0
    D. Holland P10000010.045.045.045.091-0.5
    a- H. Pence PH10000000.188.241.213.4540.0
    P. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- B. Posey PH10000000.292.365.421.7860.0
    W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total312421087-----
    • a-flied out for Holland in the 6th
    • b-flied out for Johnson in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Taylor SS30000131.249.338.444.782-0.5
    E. Hernandez CF31111101.217.301.434.7357.0
    J. Turner 3B40100003.253.330.386.7151.0
    M. Kemp LF31111111.335.370.566.9366.5
    K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    M. Muncy 1B40000022.269.389.6121.001-1.0
    Y. Grandal C41000010.241.332.452.7840.5
    Y. Puig RF40110010.262.327.464.7912.5
    L. Forsythe 2B30200001.223.280.339.6193.0
    R. Stripling P20000012.118.118.118.235-0.5
    J. Fields P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Pederson LF00000000.281.350.556.9060.0
    Total3036323911-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Panik (3)
      • HR - P. Sandoval (5)
      • RBI - P. Sandoval 2 (23)
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Puig (13), L. Forsythe (8)
      • HR - E. Hernandez (9), M. Kemp (11)
      • SH - R. Stripling (4)
      • RBI - E. Hernandez (20), M. Kemp (42), Y. Puig (25)
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Jackson (3)
      • PB - N. Hundley (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Holland (L, 4-7)5.05322724.481.304.5
      P. Johnson2.01001005.461.244.0
      W. Smith1.00000201.020.744.0
      Total8.0632392---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Holland (L, 4-7)5.0
      P. Johnson2.0
      W. Smith1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stripling (W, 6-1)6.14220611.761.0125.0
      J. Fields (H, 6)1.10000102.590.933.5
      S. Alexander (H, 4)0.10000004.331.480.0
      K. Jansen (S, 16)1.00000102.560.9510.5
      Total9.0422081---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stripling (W, 6-1)6.1
      J. Fields (H, 6)1.1
      S. Alexander (H, 4)0.1
      K. Jansen (S, 16)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 105-61, P. Johnson 31-15, W. Smith 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 3-6, P. Johnson 2-4
      • Batters Faced - D. Holland 23, P. Johnson 8, W. Smith 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 89-60, J. Fields 11-9, S. Alexander 2-1, K. Jansen 16-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 8-5, S. Alexander 1-0, K. Jansen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 23, J. Fields 4, S. Alexander, K. Jansen 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Sandoval homered to left, Crawford scored23
      • 4TH INNING
        Puig doubled to deep right center, Grandal scored03
        Kemp homered to center02
      • 1ST INNING
        Hernandez homered to center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Joc Pederson in left field
        • Kenley Jansen pitching
        • A. Hanson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hanson fouled out to catcher
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Crawford grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Fields Pitching:
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Jackson flied out to shallow right
        • Buster Posey hit for Pierce Johnson
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Posey flied out to right
        • Scott Alexander relieved Josh Fields
        • J. Panik: Ball, Panik grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Will Smith pitching
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Puig popped out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCutchen singled to left
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Crawford reached on fielder's choice to second, McCutchen out at second
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sandoval homered to left, Crawford scored
        • Josh Fields relieved Ross Stripling
        • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
        • M. Williamson: Williamson flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Johnson Pitching:
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
        • E. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez lined out to left
        • J. Turner: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Turner popped out to shortstop
        • M. Kemp: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kemp lined out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Hunter Pence hit for Derek Holland
        • H. Pence: Pence flied out to right
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to first
        • A. Hanson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hanson struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Pierce Johnson pitching
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Foul, Grandal grounded out to pitcher
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Ball, Puig lined out to center
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Forsythe singled to center
        • R. Stripling: Ball, Foul, Stripling grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Forsythe out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Sandoval singled to deep left
        • N. Hundley: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
        • M. Williamson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Williamson flied out to center
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jackson grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Turner singled to left center
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kemp walked, Turner to second
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Turner to third, Kemp to second on passed ball, Muncy popped out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • A. Hanson: Ball, Hanson grounded out to second
        • A. McCutchen: McCutchen flied out to deep center
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • M. Kemp: Kemp homered to center
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Muncy grounded out to second
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grandal safe at first on center fielder Jackson fielding error, Grandal to third
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig doubled to deep right center, Grandal scored
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Forsythe popped out to first
        • R. Stripling: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Stripling struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • A. Jackson: Jackson flied out to deep center
        • D. Holland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Holland struck out looking
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Panik grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Forsythe doubled to deep center
        • R. Stripling: Stripling hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Forsythe to third
        • C. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Taylor struck out on foul tip
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • J. Turner: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Turner popped out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Sandoval grounded out to pitcher
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Hundley flied out to right
        • M. Williamson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Williamson grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
        • Y. Grandal: Grandal flied out to deep left
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Puig struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik doubled to deep right
        • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to third
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez homered to center
        • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner flied out to left
        • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kemp struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)