The Dodgers leaned on the gas and never took their foot off of the pedal, defeating their division rivals 17-0 to extend their NL West lead to two games. They racked up 24 hits, four walks, and three hit batsmen. One of those 24 hits was a Zack Greinke two-run home run in the sixth inning, which extended the Dodgers’ lead to 13-0 at the time.
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It’s Greinke’s fourth career home run and first as a member of the Dodgers. Oh, and he threw six shutout innings, limiting the Giants to four hits while striking out five and walking none.
The 17-0 shellacking is the worst the Giants have taken at AT&T Park, per Alex Pavlovic. Tim Hudson started, allowed four runs in the first inning, and left after allowing back-to-back singles to start the second inning. Tim Lincecum relived him, and allowed both inherited runners to score along with two of his own, and from there, the Dodgers were an unstoppable force.
Hanley Ramirez finished 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI. Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Carl Crawford also had a three-RBI night, while Yasiel Puig joined the three-hit brigade.
Scott Van Slyke’s seventh-inning two-run home run, which pushed the score to 17-0, scored Dee Gordon and was hit off of Brett Bochy. Thus:
Andy Van Slyke’s kid just homered off Bruce Bochy’s kid to score Tom Gordon’s kid, if you want to feel even older than you are.
— Jon Tayler (@JATayler) September 14, 2014
The two clubs will play the rubber match of the series on Sunday afternoon, but they won’t be finished with each other. They’ll meet again for a three game set in Los Angeles starting on the 22nd, the penultimate series of the regular season.