Ryu was removed after the first inning due to irritation in his left shoulder and Chris Perez was called on to pitch. The right-hander walked two of the first three batters he faced, but got out of trouble without allowing a run.
Carlos Frias took over in the third and immediately found himself in trouble. The Giants loaded the bases with no outs, but couldn’t push a run across against the rookie pitcher. Bumgarner’s streak of eight retired batters came to an end in the fourth inning when he hit Ramirez on the left elbow with two outs.
Ramirez reaching was to no avail as Scott Van Slyke struck out to end the inning. With two on and two outs in the fifth, Justin Turner worked a 12-pitch at-bat to load the bases for Gonzalez. The first baseman flied out to center and the Dodgers’ inability to come through with the bases full reared its ugly head once more.
Crawford ended Frias’ night of shutout relief came in the fifth inning that extended the Giants’ lead to 6-0. Kevin Correia was on the mound in the seventh for his second inning of work on the night when he was hurt by the long ball.
Travis Ishikawa hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run that gave the Giants a 9-0 lead and put the game well beyond reach. The Dodgers’ offense didn’t make much noise the rest of the way as they dropped the series opener.
The win was the Giants’ 10th straight at home and pulled them within one game of the Dodgers for first place in the NL West.
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