Recap: Giants Bounce Back As Mike Leake Shuts Dodgers Down

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Bolsinger struck out Crawford and Mac Williamson to start the bottom of the third, but Austin Barnes dropped strike-three to Williamson and the Giants outfielder reached safely. Trevor Brown’s single to right field as part of a hit-and-run put runners on the corners and knocked Bolsinger out of the game.

Jim Johnson took over and needed all of one pitch to get an inning-ending double play. After Barnes drew a one-out walk in the fifth, Joc Pederson hit right into a shift, but his ball skipped off Crawford’s glove.

Tomlinson was in the neighborhood and fielded the ricochet to get an out at first base. Leake’s wild pitch to pinch-hitter Adrian Gonzalez allowed Barnes to advance to third base, where he was stranded as Gonzalez struck out swinging.

Carlos Frias took over in the bottom of the fifth and worked around a one-out walk to toss a scoreless inning. Frias got some help from a replay review as Tomlinson’s stolen base was overturned for the third out. The Dodgers meanwhile continued to do little against Leake, as he retired three batters on four pitches in the sixth.

The Giants failed to capitalize on a leadoff infield single and two-out walk in the bottom of the sixth as Frias threw a second scoreless inning of relief. Nick Noonan hit a solo home run, his first in the Majors, off Joel Peralta in the seventh to extend the Giants lead to 4-0.

Needing to get some work in, Kenley Jansen came on to pitch in the eighth. He allowed a base hit, stolen base, and RBI single to Parker before being removed with two outs. Adam Liberatore retired Williamson, sending the game to the ninth with the Dodgers trailing, 5-0.

Leake finished his complete game after a Carl Crawford infield single to lead off the inning. The shutout was the first of Leake’s career.


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