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Posey breaks homer drought with shot vs. LA

Giants catcher launches first long ball since August
MLB.com @sfgiantsbeat

SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey hadn't hit a home run since last Aug. 8, but when he rediscovered his power in Saturday's 7-5 Giants victory over the Dodgers, he made it count.

Posey followed Andrew McCutchen's fourth-inning leadoff single with a long ball over the left-field barrier off Dodgers starter Rich Hill, giving the Giants a 3-1 edge.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey hadn't hit a home run since last Aug. 8, but when he rediscovered his power in Saturday's 7-5 Giants victory over the Dodgers, he made it count.

Posey followed Andrew McCutchen's fourth-inning leadoff single with a long ball over the left-field barrier off Dodgers starter Rich Hill, giving the Giants a 3-1 edge.

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said with concern before the game that Friday's rainout, combined with Thursday's scheduled off-day, interrupted the outbreak of offense that the club enjoyed Wednesday in its 10-1 victory over Seattle.

Posey allayed Bochy's fears by ending his homer drought of 160 at-bats. Posey entered the game with a healthy .444 lifetime batting average (8-for-18) against Hill.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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