Recap: Brett Anderson Tosses Gem As Dodgers Take Series Finale

Kelley L. Cox, USA Today Sports
Kelley L. Cox, USA Today Sports

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It’s been an eventful week in San Francisco so far for the Los Angeles Dodgers, falling in extra innings on Monday, clinching the NL West on Tuesday and then getting shut out on Wednesday. Brett Anderson was on the mound for Thursday’s series finale, looking to rebound from a couple rough outings.

Opposing Anderson, was right-hander Tim Hudson, who was making the final start of his 17-year career. He tossed a scoreless first inning for the Giants. Anderson matched that with one of his own.

In the second, the Dodgers got on the board after Andre Ethier hit a leadoff triple and Chase Utley brought him home with a sacrifice fly. With the Dodgers up 1-0, Anderson once again tossed a scoreless inning in the second.

The third inning proved to be the last for Hudson, who ended his career after allowing singles to Anderson and Howie Kendrick. He left to a standing ovation from the crown and both teams. Jeremy Affeldt, who also announced he would be retiring, came in and allowed an RBI single to Adrian Gonzalez. Ethier followed with a grounder to Posey that scored Kendrick when Posey’s throw home was too high. Corey Seager and Utley were retired to leave it 3-0.

Anderson came back out and put up another zero in the bottom half of the third.

Ryan Vogelsong took over for the Giants and retired the side in order in the fourth. Anderson did the same with three groundouts.

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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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