Giants beat Kershaw, Dodgers 2-1 to end home skid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants are feeding off one of the best rivalries in baseball.

Kevin Pillar hit an RBI single in a two-run sixth inning and San Francisco dealt Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw his first loss of the season as the Giants snapped a five-game home losing streak with a 2-1 win over the NL West-leading Dodgers on Friday night.

''The biggest thing was the intensity level was raised during this game,'' Giants first baseman Brandon Belt said.

''We knew it was a big game for us and playing a big rival and a very good team and we knew we had to step up. The thing to take away from this is we need to do that more often. We've got to take that into series against teams who aren't the best teams in the league, and if we can do that we can win a lot more ballgames.''

Pillar's bloop single to left off Kershaw (5-1) scored Belt from second with one out in the sixth, breaking a scoreless tie.

Belt had reached on a leadoff walk and Evan Longoria followed with a single.

Longoria moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Brandon Crawford's fielder's choice grounder.

Kershaw gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings. The three-time Cy Young winner hadn't lost in 21 starts, dating to July 21. The Dodgers were unbeaten in his previous 17 starts dating to last season.

''You can't let little mistakes beat you like walking the leadoff hitter and giving up two-strike hits,'' Kershaw said. ''That inning was the difference in the game ... Sometimes singles do beat you. And that's what happened tonight.''

Entering Friday's game, the Dodgers had won seven of eight, 11 of 13 and 15 of 19.

Struggling left-hander Drew Pomeranz held his own for San Francisco. Coming off a disastrous May in which he was 0-3 with a 19.16 ERA in four starts, he struggled at the outset as the Dodgers loaded the bases on two hits and a walk.

But Pomeranz escaped a 30-pitch first inning unscathed and went on to retire 14 of the next 15 batters he faced. He pitched five shutout innings of three-hit ball, striking out seven and walking one. He wasn't involved in the decision.

''A lot of those situations this year have not been going my way, but it was really huge for me just to me personally to get out of that, and really huge for us to not have them on the board in the first inning,'' Pomeranz said.

Reyes Moronta (3-4) pitched a scoreless sixth for the win. Will Smith pitched a scoreless ninth for his 14th save in 14 tries.

Chris Taylor homered off Giants' reliever Tony Watson in the eighth for the Dodgers' only run.

TOUGH HILL

Left fielder Taylor tripped over the bullpen mound trying to field Belt's foul ball leading off the sixth.

''It would be nice if they changed it and they could have a bullpen like everyone else behind the outfield,'' Taylor said.

SHORT HOPS

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts selected Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker to the NL's All-Star coaching staff. Roberts will manage the NL for a second straight year on July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. ... Taylor's homer was the 37th by a visiting team at Oracle Park. The Giants have gone deep just 18 times at home. ... Cody Bellinger was 0 for 3, snapping a 12-game hitting streak. ... The Dodgers haven't lost a series (8-0-2) since dropping two of three in San Francisco (April 29 to May 1). ... Belt is a career .071 (4 for 56) hitter against Kershaw.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: OF Alex Verdugo was held out of the lineup with ''nagging'' back tightness, manager Dave Roberts said. Roberts said the injury isn't serious, but he wants to give the 23-year-old rookie extra rest after Thursday's off day. ... SS Corey Seager tripped over the base and hit the ground hard beating out an infield hit in the seventh. He appeared to be in pain but stayed in the game.

Giants: C Buster Posey (right hamstring) is hopeful he can come off the injured list the first day he's eligible, on June 12, and manager Bruce Bochy is encouraged by the six-time All-Star's progress. ''He's going to stretch with the team, throw today and tomorrow he'll start hitting,'' Bochy said. ''I know his hope and our hope is when his time is up he'll be ready to go.''

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (2-1, 2.25 ERA) is 5-1 with a 1.63 ERA in nine starts against the Giants since coming to Los Angeles.

Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (3-4, 3.61) is 1-4 with 3.59 ERA in nine games (seven starts) against the Dodgers.

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  • W: R. Moronta (3-4)L: C. Kershaw (5-1)S: W. Smith (14)
  • HR: LAD - C. Taylor (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Taylor LF-CF41111020.225.294.406.7005.0
M. Muncy 2B-1B30200100.278.366.507.8733.0
J. Turner 3B40100002.302.388.432.8201.0
C. Bellinger RF30000111.365.452.7121.1640.5
D. Freese 1B20000013.292.414.573.987-0.5
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b- K. Garlick PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Seager SS40200023.258.344.448.7921.0
E. Hernandez CF-2B40000022.219.291.408.699-1.0
A. Barnes C30000011.225.338.383.721-0.5
C. Kershaw P20000010.050.050.050.100-0.5
c- R. Martin PH10000000.274.382.397.7790.0
D. Floro P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Freese in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Pederson in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Kershaw in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40100002.238.315.335.6501.0
B. Belt 1B31100111.247.363.479.8422.5
E. Longoria 3B41200001.228.307.407.7143.0
T. Austin LF30000003.243.325.500.8250.0
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T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Sandoval PH00000100.285.321.585.9061.0
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Pillar RF40110002.213.243.342.5852.0
B. Crawford SS30110001.210.289.325.6142.0
A. Garcia C30000013.167.231.417.647-0.5
S. Duggar CF30000011.238.279.345.624-0.5
D. Pomeranz P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
b- D. Solano PH10100000.207.250.241.4911.0
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Yastrzemski LF10000000.233.306.372.6780.0
  • a-was walked intentionally for Watson in the 8th
  • b-singled for Pomeranz in the 5th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Taylor (5)
  • RBI - C. Taylor (21)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Bellinger, C. Seager 3 (3), E. Hernandez, A. Barnes
BATTING
  • RBI - K. Pillar (28), B. Crawford (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Panik 2 (2), B. Belt, T. Austin
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Seager-Muncy-Freese; Hernandez-Seager-Muncy)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Belt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (L, 5-1)7.06221403.141.0512.0
D. Floro1.01001002.781.101.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (L, 5-1)7.0
D. Floro1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz5.03001707.161.7514.5
R. Moronta (W, 3-4)1.00001103.141.369.5
S. Dyson (H, 6)1.01000102.700.972.5
T. Watson (H, 11)1.02110012.661.230.0
W. Smith (S, 14)1.00000202.280.6811.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz5.0
R. Moronta (W, 3-4)1.0
S. Dyson (H, 6)1.0
T. Watson (H, 11)1.0
W. Smith (S, 14)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kershaw (2)
  • IBB - D. Floro
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 95-68, D. Floro 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 9-8, D. Floro 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 28, D. Floro 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 92-60, R. Moronta 13-7, S. Dyson 13-8, T. Watson 15-12, W. Smith 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 2-6, T. Watson 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 19, R. Moronta 3, S. Dyson 4, T. Watson 5, W. Smith 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor LF-CF41111020.225.294.406.7005.0
M. Muncy 2B-1B30200100.278.366.507.8733.0
J. Turner 3B40100002.302.388.432.8201.0
C. Bellinger RF30000111.365.452.7121.1640.5
D. Freese 1B20000013.292.414.573.987-0.5
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b- K. Garlick PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Seager SS40200023.258.344.448.7921.0
E. Hernandez CF-2B40000022.219.291.408.699-1.0
A. Barnes C30000011.225.338.383.721-0.5
C. Kershaw P20000010.050.050.050.100-0.5
c- R. Martin PH10000000.274.382.397.7790.0
D. Floro P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total32161121112-----
HITTERSAB
C. Taylor LF-CF4
M. Muncy 2B-1B3
J. Turner 3B4
C. Bellinger RF3
D. Freese 1B2
a- J. Pederson PH-LF1
b- K. Garlick PH1
C. Seager SS4
E. Hernandez CF-2B4
A. Barnes C3
C. Kershaw P2
c- R. Martin PH1
D. Floro P0
Total32
  • a-struck out for Freese in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Pederson in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Kershaw in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40100002.238.315.335.6501.0
B. Belt 1B31100111.247.363.479.8422.5
E. Longoria 3B41200001.228.307.407.7143.0
T. Austin LF30000003.243.325.500.8250.0
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Sandoval PH00000100.285.321.585.9061.0
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Pillar RF40110002.213.243.342.5852.0
B. Crawford SS30110001.210.289.325.6142.0
A. Garcia C30000013.167.231.417.647-0.5
S. Duggar CF30000011.238.279.345.624-0.5
D. Pomeranz P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
b- D. Solano PH10100000.207.250.241.4911.0
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Yastrzemski LF10000000.233.306.372.6780.0
Total3027202414-----
  • a-was walked intentionally for Watson in the 8th
  • b-singled for Pomeranz in the 5th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Taylor (5)
  • RBI - C. Taylor (21)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Bellinger, C. Seager 3 (3), E. Hernandez, A. Barnes
BATTING
  • RBI - K. Pillar (28), B. Crawford (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Panik 2 (2), B. Belt, T. Austin
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Seager-Muncy-Freese; Hernandez-Seager-Muncy)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Belt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (L, 5-1)7.06221403.141.0512.0
D. Floro1.01001002.781.101.0
Total8.0722240---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (L, 5-1)7.0
D. Floro1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz5.03001707.161.7514.5
R. Moronta (W, 3-4)1.00001103.141.369.5
S. Dyson (H, 6)1.01000102.700.972.5
T. Watson (H, 11)1.02110012.661.230.0
W. Smith (S, 14)1.00000202.280.6811.0
Total9.06112111---
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz5.0
R. Moronta (W, 3-4)1.0
S. Dyson (H, 6)1.0
T. Watson (H, 11)1.0
W. Smith (S, 14)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kershaw (2)
  • IBB - D. Floro
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 95-68, D. Floro 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 9-8, D. Floro 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 28, D. Floro 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 92-60, R. Moronta 13-7, S. Dyson 13-8, T. Watson 15-12, W. Smith 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 2-6, T. Watson 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 19, R. Moronta 3, S. Dyson 4, T. Watson 5, W. Smith 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Taylor homered to center12
  • 6TH INNING
    Crawford reached on fielder's choice to second, Longoria scored, Pillar to third02
    Pillar singled to left, Belt scored, Longoria to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Will Smith pitching
    • Kyle Garlick hit for Joc Pederson
    • K. Garlick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garlick flied out to deep center
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tony Watson relieved Sam Dyson
    • Russell Martin hit for Clayton Kershaw
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin grounded out to third
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Taylor homered to center
    • M. Muncy: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Muncy singled to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike swinging, Turner lined out to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dylan Floro pitching
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Belt reached on bunt single to third
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Longoria grounded out to third, Belt to second
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Tony Watson
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval intentionally walked
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pillar grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Sandoval out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • Mike Yastrzemski in left field
    • Joc Pederson hit for David Freese
    • J. Pederson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Foul, Seager reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez popped out to third
    • A. Barnes: Strike swinging, Ball, Barnes lined out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • M. Yastrzemski: Foul, Ball, Yastrzemski popped out to shortstop
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik popped out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Reyes Moronta pitching
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Muncy walked
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner lined into double play first, Muncy out at first
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
    • E. Longoria: Longoria singled to right, Belt to second
    • T. Austin: Ball, Austin flied out to right
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pillar singled to left, Belt scored, Longoria to second
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Longoria to third, Pillar to second on wild pitch, Crawford reached on fielder's choice to second, Longoria scored, Pillar to third
    • Ar. Garcia: Garcia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Crawford out at second
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Barnes popped out to second
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kershaw struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford singled to right center
    • Ar. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Duggar flied out to left
    • Donovan Solano hit for Drew Pomeranz
    • D. Solano: Pickoff attempt, Solano singled to right, Crawford to second
    • J. Panik: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Panik flied out to left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bellinger grounded out to third
    • D. Freese: Strike swinging, Ball, Freese lined out to second
    • C. Seager: Foul, Foul, Seager singled to left center
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Hernandez flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Longoria grounded out to second
    • T. Austin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Austin grounded out to third
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Muncy flied out to left
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Turner lined out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Duggar grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Pomeranz: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pomeranz struck out looking
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Panik singled to left
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Belt struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kershaw flied out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Pillar flied out to right
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
    • Ar. Garcia: Garcia flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Muncy singled to left
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Turner reached on an infield single to second, Muncy to second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger walked, Muncy to third, Turner to second
    • D. Freese: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Seager struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to second
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Foul, Belt flied out to deep left
    • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Ball, Longoria singled to left
    • T. Austin: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Austin grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)