The first game of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants began in August and ended in September.
After Juan Nicasio gave up the tying run in the top of the eighth inning, both teams proceeded to be shut out until the bottom of the 14th. Giants pitcher Mike Broadway loaded the bases with a walk and two singles before giving way to right-hander Yusmeiro Petit. Adrian Gonzalez stepped to the plate looking to end the game that had already gone past five hours:
Gonzalez’s walk-off gave the Dodgers the win and increased their lead over the Giants to 4.5 games with a month left to play. It was a much-needed victory for the Dodgers, as they had lost nine of their first 12 games against their rivals.
The Dodgers will send their aces, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, to the mound the next two nights with the chance to increase their lead even more.