LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager's two homers and a four-run seventh inning propelled the Dodgers past the Giants, 6-4, on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, as they won their sixth game in a row to open up a 13-game lead in the National League West.Seager clubbed a homer off Giants
LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager's two homers and a four-run seventh inning propelled the Dodgers past the Giants, 6-4, on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, as they won their sixth game in a row to open up a 13-game lead in the National League West.
Seager clubbed a homer off Giants lefty Matt Moore in the first, but Brandon Crawford was able to respond with a solo jack of his own in the next frame to tie it. The Giants were able to get to Dodgers lefty Alex Wood, who allowed four runs on eight hits in seven innings, tossing 99 pitches and getting the win thanks to Los Angeles' rally. San Francisco did most of its damage against Wood in the seventh, racking up four hits and three runs to take a 4-2 lead to the bottom of the inning.
"You're still a little irritated when you come out," Wood said about leaving the game after giving up a lead. "But at the same time, the quality of our at-bats in our lineup, it doesn't really matter if it's the first inning or the ninth, if the game's close, we got a chance to win a ballgame. From that perspective, it's special is only the really way to describe it."
Yasiel Puig and Chris Taylor were able to tie things up, with Puig notching a pinch-hit RBI groundout and Taylor ripping an RBI double to left field, both off reliever George Kontos. Seager broke the tie with his second homer of the night, taking Giants lefty Josh Osich deep to right field for a two-run homer. Seager notched his second multi-homer game of the season and sixth of his career.
"You look at quality of at-bat, quality of contact, even the last month, he's hitting the ball really hard," manager Dave Roberts said. "Squaring it up, lining it up, hitting balls to the track. … As far as quality of at-bats and every time he's in the box I think he's going to get a hit."
Moore was impressed by the Dodgers, who chased him in the seventh after he remained in control for most of the previous six innings.
"You've got to tip your hat to them," Moore said. "It wasn't just like homer, homer, homer, double, triple. They battled and scrapped their way to get four runs. You definitely tip your cap to that group. They've got something special going on."
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Wild toss: A leadoff walk in the bottom of the fifth to Austin Barnes ended up coming back to haunt the Giants, after Moore misfired and catcher Nick Hundley had trouble corralling it. Barnes hustled over to second, with Hundley trying to gun Barnes down, but to no avail as the throw was off and Barnes turned a walk into basically a triple, running over to third. Wood brought Barnes home with an RBI groundout one at-bat later.
Not out of it: The Dodgers have continued to get big contributions from Taylor, who has been superb for the club in July, entering the game hitting .438. Taylor showed up again, smacking a line drive for his RBI double in the seventh as Giants left fielder Gorkys Hernandez wasn't able to make the grab.
"I think we have the confidence. We have a really good lineup, obviously -- one through eight, there's some threats, obviously. It's kind of hard to keep us quiet one through eight on any night." -- Barnes
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The Dodgers own the best home record in the Majors at 45-13 and have won 24 of their last 27 games at Dodger Stadium since June 7.
Giants:Ty Blach, who has excelled against the Dodgers, will start Saturday's 1:05 p.m. PT rematch at Dodger Stadium. In four career appearances against Los Angeles, including three starts, Blach is 2-1 with a 1.17 ERA and a .156 opponents' batting average.
Dodgers:Rich Hill will take the mound for Saturday's 1:05 p.m. PT start at Dodger Stadium. The southpaw has put his blister issues behind him to go 4-1 with a 1.93 ERA in his last six starts.
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