Longoria, Crawford homer as Giants slip past Dodgers, 6-4
Gorkys Hernandez scored the go-ahead run on a balk as the Giants beat the Dodgers 6-4 on Friday night.
The Giants rallied from a 4-2 deficit, scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Dodgers were 10-1 when leading after the sixth going into Friday.
”It happens occasionally,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said, ”You take it though. That’s a big run there. You don’t you see it very often, but it happens.”
Said Hernandez: ”It’s crazy.”
”He tried to make a pitch and tripped,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ”The ball fell out of his hands and stayed in play. It’s a freak thing.”
Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings of four-hit ball in which he struck out seven and walked none. The South Korean left-hander was in line for his fourth straight win when he left the game with a 4-2 lead.
Giants starter Derek Holland gave up four runs in 3 1/3 innings. He’s winless through five starts with his new team.
Sam Dyson (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh for the Giants. The bullpen combined for 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball.
”The bullpen,” Bochy said. ”That’s who saved us and gave us a chance to win.”
Ryu gave up solo home runs to Longoria (his fifth) and Crawford (his second).
Dodgers third baseman Kyle Farmer had a career-high three hits.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy entered the social media circuit this week, communicating for the first time on a Twitter account he opened in November of last year. As of Friday evening, (at)BruceBochy1 had tweeted four times and had nearly 18,000 followers. ”I’m not going to use it lot, trust me,” Bochy said, ”but it can be a good source as far as getting info out there, and maybe hearing some.”
Dodgers: OF Matt Kemp left Friday’s game in the middle of the fourth inning with left quad tightness. Kemp scored from first on a Yasmani Grandal’s double to right center in the top of the fourth. Roberts after the game had no update on Kemp’s condition. … SS Corey Seager was out of Friday’s starting lineup with right hip soreness. Manager Dave Roberts said the injury isn’t believed to be serious. He left open the possibility that Seager could play in either or both games of Saturday’s doubleheader. . 3B Justin Turner (left wrist fracture) is ramping up baseball activities. He took dry swings on Friday and could play rehab games in the minors next week, Roberts said.
Giants: OF Mac Williamson went through concussion protocol on Friday and has been cleared to play. The 27-year-old crashed into a wall chasing a foul ball on Tuesday and reported lightheadedness during pregame workouts the next day. . RHP Mark Melancon (right elbow flexor strain) threw from about 60 feet on flat ground for a second straight day on Friday. . LHP Josh Osich (right hip strain) was placed on the DL. OF Austin Slater was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento before Friday’s game and optioned back afterwards to make room for RHP Chris Stratton, who came off the paternity list and pitch in Saturday’s doubleheader. . RHP Derek Law was designated the team’s 26th player for Saturday’s doubleheader.
LHP Walker Buehler (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his second career start for the Dodgers in the first game of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader in San Francisco. He’ll face Stratton (2-1, 2.32).