San Francisco Beats Los Angeles 3-0, Earns Series Victory


Final - 9.5.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco Giants 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
WP: Jonathan Sanchez (10 - 8)
SV: Brian Wilson (40)
LP: Hiroki Kuroda (10 - 12)

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Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Juan Uribe hit a key two-run homer for the second straight game and Jonathan Sanchez pitched seven strong innings, as the Giants took a 3-0 win over the Dodgers in the rubber match of a three-game series.

On Saturday, Uribe hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning as the Giants claimed a 5-4 comeback win. He repeated the feat in the seventh inning Sunday to help San Francisco get another victory and gain more ground on San Diego.

The Giants sit just one game behind the NL West-leading Padres, who lost their 10th consecutive contest Sunday.

Sanchez (10-8) got the win after limiting the Dodgers to three hits and a walk, and striking out nine.

"I was getting ahead on every hitter," Sanchez said. "When they take the first pitch I took advantage of it and threw strikes. I'm working on my mechanics and feel I can go deep in the game."

Los Angeles starter Hiroki Kuroda (10-12) had a good start, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in eight innings. He also struck out eight, but took the loss after the Dodgers' offense was stifled.

"Sanchez was electric and threw a lot of strikes," said Dodgers manager Joe Torre. "We've put pressure on our starters because we've given them nothing to work with. We'll be seeing Uribe in our sleep."

Los Angeles has dropped six of eight, and now heads out on the road for a 10- game trip.

San Francisco got a run in the second inning, when Buster Posey walked, moved to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on Jose Guillen's single. Pablo Sandoval then lofted a sacrifice fly to right field for a 1-0 game.

The score remained that way until the seventh, which Sandoval led off with a single. Then, on a 1-2 count, Kuroda dealt Uribe an outside pitch up in the zone, and Uribe hit it to left field for his 19th homer of the season.

Sanchez pitched a 1-2-3 bottom half, and after Sergio Romo worked a perfect eighth, Brian Wilson set the Dodgers down in order in the ninth for his 40th save.

Wilson reached the 40-save mark for the second time in his career. He recorded 41 in 2008...The Giants have won seven of the last nine against the Dodgers...Sanchez got his first win in his 14th career appearance (10th start) against LA.

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