Pence and Giants embarrass DodgersSep 15, 2013 - 5:15 AM Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Hunter Pence had his second career game in less than a week, smacking a grand slam and finishing with seven RBI as the San Francisco Giants dismantled the Los Angeles Dodgers, 19-3, in the third portion of a four-game series.
The Giants erupted for 22 hits and produced the most runs by an opponent in Dodger Stadium's 51-year history.
Pence's big output came four days after going 4-for-5 with a home run and six RBI in a loss to the Rockies, but on Saturday the slugger got some help from his teammates, namely Brandon Belt, who also homered and set personal bests with five hits and six runs driven in.
Tim Lincecum (10-13) benefited from the outburst and picked up the win after surrendering three runs on five hits across six innings of work.
The Dodgers dropped back-to-back games and still have a magic number of four to win the NL West. Adrian Gonzalez drove in a run in both the first and fifth innings and Alex Castellanos smacked a pinch-hit solo homer in the fifth.
Ricky Nolasco (13-10), who had won his previous seven decisions, was roughed up to the tune of seven runs -- five earned -- and was pulled with just one out in the second inning.
He surrendered three runs out of the gate, with Belt and Pence each singling in a run and Brandon Crawford working a bases-loaded walk.
Don Mattingly mercifully pulled his starter after watching him serve up consecutive two-run hits to Pence and Pablo Sandoval in the second.
"As good as Ricky has pitched, he had one bad outing. I can't be too concerned about him," Mattingly said.
Belt pushed the margin to 8-1 with an RBI single in the third, and Pence made it a laugher with his fourth career grand slam in the fifth.
Belt tacked on a two-run homer in the seventh and a two-run double in San Francisco's three-run eighth, and the visitors pushed across three more in the ninth for good measure.
"It was a special night. We played well in all aspects," Pence said. "Tonight was the product of a lot of guys doing well."
Pence has homered four times in his last five games ... Lincecum reached double-digit wins for the sixth consecutive season. He is also two strikeouts shy of 1,500 for his career ... The Giants went 14-for-29 with runners in scoring position.
- SAN FRANCISCO: 19
LOS ANGELES: 3
Sep 15 12:40 AM
- Drew Butera grounded out third to first to end the game.
Sep 15 12:36 AM
- Johnny Monell reached first on Michael Young's fielding error scored Ehire Adrianza with one out. On the play, Nick Noonan advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Francisco Peguero due up.
Giants 19, Dodgers 3 Top 9, 1 OutSep 15 12:27 AM
- Ehire Adrianza doubled to right scoring Juan Perez with one out. Runner on second with one out and Nick Noonan due up.
Giants 18, Dodgers 3 Top 9, 1 OutSep 15 12:24 AM
- Brandon Belt doubled to left scoring Johnny Monell and Gregor Blanco with two outs. Runner on second with two outs and Roger Kieschnick due up.
Giants 17, Dodgers 3 Top 8, 2 OutsSep 15 12:09 AM
- Gregor Blanco singled to right scoring Nick Noonan with two outs. On the play, Johnny Monell advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Brandon Belt due up.
Giants 15, Dodgers 3 Top 8, 2 OutsSep 15 12:08 AM
- Brandon Belt none-out, two-run Home Run (16) to center scored Gregor Blanco. Buster Posey due up.
Giants 14, Dodgers 3 Top 7, 0 OutsSep 14 11:32 PM
- Adrian Gonzalez singled to left scoring Yasiel Puig with one out. On the play, Nick Buss advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Juan Uribe due up.
Giants 12, Dodgers 3 Bot 5, 1 OutSep 14 11:09 PM
- Pinch-Hitter Alex Castellanos one-out, solo Home Run (1) to right center. Yasiel Puig due up.
Giants 12, Dodgers 2 Bot 5, 1 OutSep 14 11:05 PM
- Hunter Pence two-out, Grand Slam (23) to center scored Tim Lincecum, Angel Pagan and Brandon Belt. Pablo Sandoval due up.
Giants 12, Dodgers 1 Top 5, 2 OutsSep 14 10:55 PM
- Brandon Belt singled to right scoring Tim Lincecum with one out. On the play, Gregor Blanco advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Buster Posey due up.
Giants 8, Dodgers 1 Top 3, 1 OutSep 14 10:16 PM
- Pablo Sandoval doubled to center scoring Buster Posey and Hunter Pence. Runner on second with one out and Brandon Crawford due up.
Giants 7, Dodgers 1 Top 2, 1 OutSep 14 9:53 PM
- Hunter Pence singled to right scoring Gregor Blanco and Brandon Belt with one out. On the play, Buster Posey advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Pablo Sandoval due up.
Giants 5, Dodgers 1 Top 2, 1 OutSep 14 9:48 PM
- Adrian Gonzalez grounded out to first scoring Yasiel Puig with two outs. None on with two outs and Juan Uribe due up.
Giants 3, Dodgers 1 Bot 1, 2 OutsSep 14 9:37 PM
- Brandon Crawford walked Buster Posey scored on the play. Bases loaded with one out and Nick Noonan due up.
Giants 3, Dodgers 0 Top 1, 1 OutSep 14 9:26 PM
- Hunter Pence singled to center scoring Brandon Belt with one out. On the play, Buster Posey advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Pablo Sandoval due up.
Giants 2, Dodgers 0 Top 1, 1 OutSep 14 9:23 PM
- Brandon Belt singled to left scoring Angel Pagan with one out. On the play, Gregor Blanco tagged out at third. Runner on second with one out and Buster Posey due up.
Giants 1, Dodgers 0 Top 1, 1 OutSep 14 9:22 PM
- SAN FRANCISCO: 0
LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 14 9:13 PM
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