Bellinger slam, Dodgers survive messy 9th to edge Giants 6-5

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Bellinger can't miss at the plate.

His offense has helped the Dodgers win four of six and jump out to first place in the NL West. Bellinger has hit safely in every game, with five homers and 12 RBIs.

His biggest blast yet came off Madison Bumgarner in the third inning Tuesday night, a grand slam that helped Los Angeles hang on to beat the rival San Francisco Giants 6-5.

Bellinger has struggled against left-handed pitching in the past, and credits his current success to extra work in the batting cage.

''If you're feeling good mechanically, the mental aspect allows you to see more pitches,'' he said. ''Sticking with my approach and trying to execute my plan as best I can.''

Manager Dave Roberts says, ''It's as good as I've seen him.''

Los Angeles has 17 homers, tied with the Seattle Mariners for most in the majors. The Dodgers matched a franchise record with homers in six straight games to start a season, set by the 1954 Brooklyn team. The Dodgers have homered in 10 straight games dating to Sept. 18.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-0) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out five and walked none. He was the fifth left-hander in six games that the Giants have faced.

The Dodgers survived a messy ninth when closer Kenley Jansen gave up a bases-loaded walk to Yangervis Solarte to make it 6-3. The Giants began the inning with a double by Evan Longoria and a walk by Buster Posey off Yimi Garcia.

Jansen came in and promptly loaded the bases when he misplayed the ball while covering first. He struck out pinch-hitter Joe Panik before getting pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval to ground into a game-ending double play, the Dodgers' third of the game.

''I could do a whole lot better,'' said Jansen, who earned his second save.

The Dodgers led 1-0 on Enrique Hernandez's RBI single that scored Russell Martin, who was safe at first on Bumgarner's throwing error to open the third.

''I just didn't make a good throw,'' Bumgarner said. ''Got there, grabbed it and just threw it in the ground.''

With two outs, A.J. Pollock singled, Hernandez took second and Ryu, who walked, went to third, setting up Bellinger's fourth career grand slam that made it 5-0.

''The first three innings of the game I had no feel,'' Bumgarner said. ''I was as lost as I've felt out there in a long time as far as command-wise.''

The Dodgers turned three double plays and Hernandez made two stellar defensive plays at second base.

Bumgarner (0-2) gave up five runs - all unearned - and five hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked two. The left-hander has 204 strikeouts against the Dodgers in his career.

Bumgarner rebounded at the plate in the sixth, hitting a two-run shot to left that had the Giants trailing 5-2.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (sprained left knee) will throw a bullpen session in Denver on Saturday, his first since March 19. He has been wearing a knee brace. Roberts said he expects Hill to make a minor league rehab start, but it hasn't been decided. ... LHP Clayton Kershaw (shoulder inflammation) is set to throw four innings and 60 pitches in his rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

EXHAUSTED PILLAR

OF Kevin Pillar got an 8 a.m. call informing him that he was being traded from Toronto to San Francisco. He bid his wife and child goodbye and hopped a flight to Los Angeles, arriving in time to pinch-hit in the eighth. He struck out.

''It was a pretty cool moment for me,'' said Pillar, who is from the San Fernando Valley. ''It wasn't the fairy tale ending I was hoping for, but it was nice to get out there, get my feet wet and into a uniform.''

Pillar's name was reversed when it appeared on the video board at Dodger Stadium, where he attended games as a child.

''It's a very sacred place to be,'' he said. ''I know how historic this rivalry is.''

MAKING MOVES

The Dodgers signed RHP Zach McAllister to a minor league contract. The 31-year-old reliever was released last week by Texas. McAllister signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers late last season, but he was never called up. He pitched in nine spring games for the Rangers and allowed four earned runs in 12 innings with 10 strikeouts and two walks.

UP NEXT

LHP Derek Holland (0-1, 6.75 ERA) goes for the Giants in the series finale Wednesday. RHP Ross Stripling starts for the Dodgers. He last pitched Friday against Arizona, allowing three hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings while not factoring into the decision in a 5-4 loss. He struck out five and walked one on 76 pitches.

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  • W: H. Ryu (2-0)L: M. Bumgarner (0-2)S: K. Jansen (2)
  • HR: SF - M. Bumgarner (1), LAD - C. Bellinger (5)
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B. Crawford SS41100003.250.250.350.6002.0
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c- P. Sandoval PH10000002.375.375.6251.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Joe in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Vincent in the 8th
  • c-grounded into a double play for Bergen in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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J. Turner 3B30010013.238.370.238.6080.5
C. Seager SS30000103.143.250.286.5361.0
A. Pollock CF41200003.360.429.560.9893.0
C. Bellinger RF41141001.429.448.9641.4139.0
C. Taylor LF30000110.125.300.313.6130.5
M. Muncy 1B40000022.100.208.250.458-1.0
R. Martin C32100000.333.538.444.9834.0
H. Ryu P11000110.000.250.000.2501.5
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K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Ryu in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria
  • HR - M. Bumgarner
  • RBI - Y. Solarte (2), G. Parra 2 (2), M. Bumgarner 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, B. Posey 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Martin
  • HR - C. Bellinger (5)
  • SF - J. Turner
  • RBI - E. Hernandez (5), J. Turner (6), C. Bellinger 4 (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Bellinger 4 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Pollock 3 (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - S. Duggar
  • DP - (Duggar-Belt)
  • E - M. Bumgarner, S. Duggar
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Hernandez-Muncy; Seager-Hernandez-Muncy; Seager-Hernandez-Muncy)
  • E - K. Jansen
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner (L, 0-2)6.05502411.381.0011.0
N. Vincent1.02111005.402.40-1.0
T. Bergen1.00000100.000.753.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner (L, 0-2)6.0
N. Vincent1.0
T. Bergen1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Ryu (W, 2-0)7.06220512.080.7725.5
C. Ferguson1.01000200.001.003.0
Y. Garcia0.012210012.002.67-4.0
K. Jansen (S, 2)1.01101100.000.678.5
PITCHERSIP
H. Ryu (W, 2-0)7.0
C. Ferguson1.0
Y. Garcia0.0
K. Jansen (S, 2)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - N. Vincent (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 95-58, N. Vincent 27-14, T. Bergen 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 6-8, N. Vincent 1-2, T. Bergen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 25, N. Vincent 6, T. Bergen 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Ryu 87-58, C. Ferguson 20-14, Y. Garcia 9-2, K. Jansen 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Ryu 10-4, C. Ferguson 1-0, K. Jansen 2-0
  • Batters Faced - H. Ryu 25, C. Ferguson 4, Y. Garcia 2, K. Jansen 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Belt 1B40100021.211.286.421.7070.0
E. Longoria 3B41100022.263.300.474.7742.0
B. Posey C31100102.167.250.222.4723.0
B. Crawford SS41100003.250.250.350.6002.0
Y. Solarte 2B30010102.222.263.333.5962.0
C. Joe LF30000000.000.071.000.0710.0
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G. Parra RF41220000.250.333.313.6465.0
M. Bumgarner P21121010.500.5001.2501.7506.5
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  • a-struck out for Joe in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Vincent in the 8th
  • c-grounded into a double play for Bergen in the 9th
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E. Hernandez 2B41210002.400.458.7001.1584.0
J. Turner 3B30010013.238.370.238.6080.5
C. Seager SS30000103.143.250.286.5361.0
A. Pollock CF41200003.360.429.560.9893.0
C. Bellinger RF41141001.429.448.9641.4139.0
C. Taylor LF30000110.125.300.313.6130.5
M. Muncy 1B40000022.100.208.250.458-1.0
R. Martin C32100000.333.538.444.9834.0
H. Ryu P11000110.000.250.000.2501.5
a- A. Verdugo PH10100000.500.5001.0001.5001.0
C. Ferguson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Ryu in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria
  • HR - M. Bumgarner
  • RBI - Y. Solarte (2), G. Parra 2 (2), M. Bumgarner 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, B. Posey 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Martin
  • HR - C. Bellinger (5)
  • SF - J. Turner
  • RBI - E. Hernandez (5), J. Turner (6), C. Bellinger 4 (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Bellinger 4 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Pollock 3 (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - S. Duggar
  • DP - (Duggar-Belt)
  • E - M. Bumgarner, S. Duggar
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Hernandez-Muncy; Seager-Hernandez-Muncy; Seager-Hernandez-Muncy)
  • E - K. Jansen
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner (L, 0-2)6.05502411.381.0011.0
N. Vincent1.02111005.402.40-1.0
T. Bergen1.00000100.000.753.5
Total8.0761351---
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner (L, 0-2)6.0
N. Vincent1.0
T. Bergen1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Ryu (W, 2-0)7.06220512.080.7725.5
C. Ferguson1.01000200.001.003.0
Y. Garcia0.012210012.002.67-4.0
K. Jansen (S, 2)1.01101100.000.678.5
Total9.0954281---
PITCHERSIP
H. Ryu (W, 2-0)7.0
C. Ferguson1.0
Y. Garcia0.0
K. Jansen (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - N. Vincent (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 95-58, N. Vincent 27-14, T. Bergen 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 6-8, N. Vincent 1-2, T. Bergen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 25, N. Vincent 6, T. Bergen 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Ryu 87-58, C. Ferguson 20-14, Y. Garcia 9-2, K. Jansen 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Ryu 10-4, C. Ferguson 1-0, K. Jansen 2-0
  • Batters Faced - H. Ryu 25, C. Ferguson 4, Y. Garcia 2, K. Jansen 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Parra singled to center, Posey and Crawford scored, Solarte to third56
    Solarte walked, Longoria scored, Posey to third, Crawford to second36
  • 7TH INNING
    Turner hit sacrifice fly to center, Martin scored26
  • 6TH INNING
    Bumgarner homered to left center, Parra scored25
  • 3RD INNING
    Bellinger homered to center, Ryu, Hernandez and Pollock scored05
    Hernandez singled to center, Martin scored, Ryu to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Yimi Garcia relieved Caleb Ferguson
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Longoria doubled to deep left
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Posey walked
    • Kenley Jansen relieved Yimi Garcia
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Crawford safe at first on pitcher Jansen fielding error, Longoria to third, Posey to second
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Solarte walked, Longoria scored, Posey to third, Crawford to second
    • Joe Panik hit for Connor Joe
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Panik struck out looking
    • G. Parra: Parra singled to center, Posey and Crawford scored, Solarte to third
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Travis Bergen
    • P. Sandoval: Sandoval grounded out to second, Parra out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Caleb Ferguson pitching
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Parra grounded out to third
    • Kevin Pillar hit for Nick Vincent
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Pillar struck out on foul tip
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Duggar singled to center
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Travis Bergen pitching
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Bellinger grounded out to first
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Taylor flied out to deep center
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Crawford singled to right
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte grounded out to second, Crawford out at second
    • C. Joe: Ball, Strike looking, Joe grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Vincent relieved Madison Bumgarner
    • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Martin doubled to deep left
    • Alex Verdugo hit for Hyun-Jin Ryu
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Verdugo singled to shallow center, Martin to third, Verdugo to second on center fielder Duggar throwing error
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Turner hit sacrifice fly to center, Martin scored
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager intentionally walked
    • A. Pollock: Pollock flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • C. Joe: Joe grounded out to pitcher
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Parra singled to shallow left
    • M. Bumgarner: Ball, Bumgarner homered to left center, Parra scored
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duggar singled to left
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt singled to right center, Duggar to second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Longoria struck out on foul tip
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Posey grounded into fielder's choice to third, Duggar out at third
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bellinger lined out to center
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Posey grounded out to first
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford grounded out to first
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte lined out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez singled to left
    • J. Turner: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager flied out to left
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt grounded out to second
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Ball, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Muncy grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martin grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Ryu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ryu struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • C. Joe: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Joe popped out to second
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to second
    • M. Bumgarner: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bumgarner struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Martin safe at first on Bumgarner throwing error
    • H. Ryu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ryu walked, Martin to second
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez singled to center, Martin scored, Ryu to second
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Turner popped out to first
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager flied out to left
    • A. Pollock: Pollock singled to left, Ryu to third, Hernandez to second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger homered to center, Ryu, Hernandez and Pollock scored
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Foul, Posey singled to center
    • B. Crawford: Crawford lined out to left
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte grounded out to second, Posey out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Pollock singled to right
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bellinger flied out to deep right
    • C. Taylor: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked, Pollock to second
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Muncy lined out to center, Taylor out at first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Duggar flied out to deep left
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Belt struck out on foul tip
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Longoria struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner lined out to second
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Seager popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)