Freese, Dodgers rally in 7th for 5-3 victory over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers capped a successful homestand Wednesday night by doing something they haven't had to do often the first week of the season: rally to win.

The Dodgers trailed the San Francisco Giants 3-2 going into the seventh inning, but David Freese's two-run double supplied the go-ahead runs as the Dodgers came back for a 5-3 victory.

The Dodgers won five of seven on their homestand, and took both games during which they trailed after six innings.

''Offense and starting pitching has been great. We're excited to keep the momentum going and we're happy where we're at,'' said Cody Bellinger, who has hit safely in all seven games and leads the team in home runs (five) and RBIs (13).

Bellinger and Enrique Hernandez each had two hits and drove in a run. Hernandez's home run in the first gave the Dodgers a homer in their first seven games, a team record to start the season. They lead the majors with 18 home runs, and 30 of their 71 hits have gone for extra bases.

''We've hit a lot of homers, but it is a byproduct of us using the big part of the field,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''A lot of the homers we hit have been breaking balls in the strike zone because we're looking at staying on the fastball. In years past, we've been exposed to the breaking ball.''

Austin Barnes led off the Dodgers seventh with a double and Hernandez walked with one out. After Justin Turner flied out, Freese hit a 2-2 fastball from Reyes Moronta (0-1) off the wall in right-center field for a 4-3 lead. They added a run in the eighth when Bellinger scored on Chris Taylor's double.

Scott Alexander (1-0) got the win in relief, and Kenley Jansen got his third save.

The Giants' bullpen came into the game with the NL's best ERA (1.50). The three earned runs they allowed in four innings matched how many they had given up in 18 innings in the previous six games.

''We have a good bullpen and that got away from us,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We had that nice inning, but besides that we didn't do much offensively.''

Dodgers starter Ross Stripling allowed three earned runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander faced the minimum and allowed only one hit through three innings before running into trouble in the fourth, when he allowed two home runs and three runs.

Brandon Belt and Steve Duggar homered for San Francisco and combined to go 9 for 25 with three home runs and six RBIs in the three-game series. The Giants have dropped both series to start the season and are 2-5.

The Dodgers got to Derek Holland for two runs in the first. Hernandez hit his fifth career leadoff home run, and Freese walked and later scored on Bellinger's two-out single.

The Giants rallied with three in the fourth on home runs by Duggar and Belt.

PICKING UP FROM LAST YEAR

Hernandez has hit safely in his last 10 games, dating to Sept. 28 of last season. The second baseman is batting .513 (20 for 39) during that span.

''He's earning every opportunity,'' Roberts said. ''The at-bat quality is good. I think he is continuing to gain confidence.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: Roberts said he expected LHP Clayton Kershaw (shoulder inflammation) would need to make one more rehab start after Thursday's start for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

UP NEXT

Giants: Are off on Thursday before their home opener on Friday against Tampa Bay. Right-hander Dereck Rodriguez (1-0, 3.60) gets the starting assignment.

Dodgers: Are on the road for the next seven games, starting Friday in Colorado with right-hander Kenta Maeda (1-0, 4.05).

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  • W: S. Alexander (1-0)L: R. Moronta (0-1)S: K. Jansen (3)
  • HR: SF - B. Belt (2), S. Duggar (1), LAD - E. Hernandez (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Duggar RF41111020.286.333.464.7985.0
J. Panik 2B40100000.211.286.263.5491.0
E. Longoria 3B41100011.261.292.435.7261.5
B. Belt 1B41121001.217.280.522.8027.0
B. Crawford SS40100010.250.250.333.5830.5
K. Pillar CF40000001.048.045.048.0930.0
G. Parra LF30100100.263.364.316.6792.0
E. Kratz C20000000.000.300.000.3001.0
D. Holland P20000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Sandoval PH10000000.333.333.556.8890.0
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Melancon P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Dyson in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Hernandez 2B32211100.435.500.8701.37010.0
J. Turner 3B40000033.200.323.200.523-1.5
D. Freese 1B21120200.200.429.300.7297.0
C. Seager SS20000203.130.286.261.5472.0
A. Pollock CF40000013.310.375.483.858-0.5
C. Bellinger RF41210020.438.455.9061.3613.0
C. Taylor LF40110022.150.292.350.6422.0
A. Barnes C41100011.400.471.8671.3372.5
R. Stripling P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Verdugo PH10000011.455.455.9091.364-0.5
C. Ferguson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Pederson PH10000001.412.5651.0001.5650.0
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Alexander in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Ferguson in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - S. Duggar, B. Belt (2)
  • RBI - S. Duggar, B. Belt 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, D. Holland 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hernandez, D. Freese, C. Taylor, A. Barnes
  • HR - E. Hernandez (3)
  • RBI - E. Hernandez (6), D. Freese 2 (2), C. Bellinger (13), C. Taylor (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Freese 2 (2), C. Bellinger (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Seager 3 (3), A. Pollock, C. Taylor 2 (2), J. Pederson
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Taylor
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland5.03224715.001.449.5
S. Dyson (H, 1)1.00000200.000.554.0
R. Moronta (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.22221106.751.50-9.5
T. Watson0.22110003.381.88-3.0
M. Melancon0.20000000.000.380.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland5.0
S. Dyson (H, 1)1.0
R. Moronta (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.2
T. Watson0.2
M. Melancon0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling6.16331322.310.9412.5
S. Alexander (W, 1-0)0.20000100.000.437.5
C. Ferguson (H, 1)1.00000000.000.753.0
K. Jansen (S, 3)1.00000100.000.5010.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling6.1
S. Alexander (W, 1-0)0.2
C. Ferguson (H, 1)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 3)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Watson
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 98-61, S. Dyson 15-10, R. Moronta 26-15, T. Watson 14-9, M. Melancon 10-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 3-5, S. Dyson 1-0, T. Watson 1-1, M. Melancon 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 22, S. Dyson 3, R. Moronta 5, T. Watson 4, M. Melancon 2
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Stripling
  • HBP - R. Stripling
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 87-61, S. Alexander 8-6, C. Ferguson 6-6, K. Jansen 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 10-5, S. Alexander 1-0, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 26, S. Alexander 2, C. Ferguson 3, K. Jansen 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Duggar RF41111020.286.333.464.7985.0
J. Panik 2B40100000.211.286.263.5491.0
E. Longoria 3B41100011.261.292.435.7261.5
B. Belt 1B41121001.217.280.522.8027.0
B. Crawford SS40100010.250.250.333.5830.5
K. Pillar CF40000001.048.045.048.0930.0
G. Parra LF30100100.263.364.316.6792.0
E. Kratz C20000000.000.300.000.3001.0
D. Holland P20000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Sandoval PH10000000.333.333.556.8890.0
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Dyson in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Hernandez 2B32211100.435.500.8701.37010.0
J. Turner 3B40000033.200.323.200.523-1.5
D. Freese 1B21120200.200.429.300.7297.0
C. Seager SS20000203.130.286.261.5472.0
A. Pollock CF40000013.310.375.483.858-0.5
C. Bellinger RF41210020.438.455.9061.3613.0
C. Taylor LF40110022.150.292.350.6422.0
A. Barnes C41100011.400.471.8671.3372.5
R. Stripling P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Verdugo PH10000011.455.455.9091.364-0.5
C. Ferguson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Pederson PH10000001.412.5651.0001.5650.0
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Alexander in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Ferguson in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - S. Duggar, B. Belt (2)
  • RBI - S. Duggar, B. Belt 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, D. Holland 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hernandez, D. Freese, C. Taylor, A. Barnes
  • HR - E. Hernandez (3)
  • RBI - E. Hernandez (6), D. Freese 2 (2), C. Bellinger (13), C. Taylor (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Freese 2 (2), C. Bellinger (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Seager 3 (3), A. Pollock, C. Taylor 2 (2), J. Pederson
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Taylor
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland5.03224715.001.449.5
S. Dyson (H, 1)1.00000200.000.554.0
R. Moronta (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.22221106.751.50-9.5
T. Watson0.22110003.381.88-3.0
M. Melancon0.20000000.000.380.0
Total8.07555101---
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland5.0
S. Dyson (H, 1)1.0
R. Moronta (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.2
T. Watson0.2
M. Melancon0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling6.16331322.310.9412.5
S. Alexander (W, 1-0)0.20000100.000.437.5
C. Ferguson (H, 1)1.00000000.000.753.0
K. Jansen (S, 3)1.00000100.000.5010.5
Total9.0633152---
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling6.1
S. Alexander (W, 1-0)0.2
C. Ferguson (H, 1)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Watson
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 98-61, S. Dyson 15-10, R. Moronta 26-15, T. Watson 14-9, M. Melancon 10-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 3-5, S. Dyson 1-0, T. Watson 1-1, M. Melancon 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 22, S. Dyson 3, R. Moronta 5, T. Watson 4, M. Melancon 2
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Stripling
  • HBP - R. Stripling
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 87-61, S. Alexander 8-6, C. Ferguson 6-6, K. Jansen 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 10-5, S. Alexander 1-0, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 26, S. Alexander 2, C. Ferguson 3, K. Jansen 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Taylor doubled to deep right center, Bellinger scored, Taylor to third35
  • 7TH INNING
    Freese doubled to deep right, Barnes and Hernandez scored34
  • 4TH INNING
    Belt homered to right center, Longoria scored32
    Duggar homered to right center12
  • 1ST INNING
    Bellinger singled to shallow right center, Freese scored, Seager to second02
    Hernandez homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen pitching
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pillar flied out to shallow right
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Parra grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Caleb Ferguson pitching
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik flied out to left
    • E. Longoria: Strike (foul tip), Longoria flied out to deep center
    • B. Belt: Foul, Belt popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Watson Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Pollock flied out to center
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bellinger singled to shallow right
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Taylor doubled to deep right center, Bellinger scored, Taylor to third
    • Mark Melancon relieved Tony Watson
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Barnes reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Taylor out at home
    • Joc Pederson hit for Caleb Ferguson
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • E. Kratz: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kratz flied out to shallow left
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Sam Dyson
    • Scott Alexander relieved Ross Stripling
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Sandoval grounded out to pitcher
    • S. Duggar: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Reyes Moronta pitching
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Barnes doubled to shallow left
    • Alex Verdugo hit for Scott Alexander
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Verdugo struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner flied out to deep right, Barnes to third
    • D. Freese: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Freese doubled to deep right, Barnes and Hernandez scored
    • Tony Watson relieved Reyes Moronta
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Freese to third on wild pitch, Seager grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Pillar: Strike swinging, Pillar grounded out to pitcher
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Parra grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Dyson relieved Derek Holland
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Longoria struck out looking
    • B. Belt: Pickoff attempt, Belt grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • R. Stripling: Foul, Stripling grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez doubled to deep left
    • J. Turner: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
    • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Freese walked
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Seager grounded into fielder's choice to third, Hernandez out at third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duggar homered to right center
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to first
    • E. Longoria: Longoria singled to shallow center
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Belt homered to right center, Longoria scored
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Crawford singled to shallow center
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar grounded out to pitcher
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Crawford to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Parra walked
    • E. Kratz: Ball, Kratz hit by pitch, Crawford to third, Parra to second
    • D. Holland: Holland flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra singled to left, Parra out at second
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kratz popped out to first
    • D. Holland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Holland struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
    • D. Freese: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Freese flied out to right
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager walked
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Pollock grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Belt flied out to right
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford grounded out to first
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Barnes flied out to deep left
    • R. Stripling: Strike looking, Foul, Stripling flied out to right
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Hernandez popped out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Duggar grounded out to second
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez homered to left
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Freese walked
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Seager walked, Freese to second
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Pollock fouled out to catcher
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bellinger singled to shallow right center, Freese scored, Seager to second
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)