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Recap: Giants Lose 8-2, Swept By Dodgers

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San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Rafael Furcal and Matt Kemp each homered to back Vicente Padilla's solid pitching performance, as the Los Angeles Dodgers dominated the San Francisco Giants, 8-2, to complete a three-game series sweep at AT&T Park.

Furcal had four hits and scored three times and Kemp drove in three runs for the Dodgers, who recorded their first sweep of the Giants in San Francisco since July 13-15, 2007. Jamey Carroll doubled twice and scored three times for the victors.

Padilla (2-2) allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings to pick up his first win since April 16 against the Giants. The veteran right-hander also fanned five batters to improve to 6-3 in 13 career meetings (10 starts) versus San Francisco.

Aaron Rowand went 3-for-4 and hit a solo homer for the Giants, who ended a six-game homestand with a 1-5 record.

Jonathan Sanchez (6-6) continued to struggle against LA, allowing five runs -- four earned -- on six hits in five frames. Sanchez dropped to 0-5 in 12 lifetime matchups (nine starts) against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers scored a pair of runs in the third inning. Carroll walked and Furcal singled to put men on first and second with one out. After Russell Martin flied out, Kemp laced a liner to left field. The ball bounced in front ofPat Burrell and skipped all the way to the wall, scoring both runners.

San Francisco stranded a runner on second in the third. Eli Whiteside walked and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Rowand flied out and Freddy Sanchez grounded out to end the threat.

LA added three more runs in the fifth to build a 5-0 lead. Carroll led off with a double and crossed the plate two batters later on Furcal's homer to left. After Martin struck out, Kemp launched a ball over the wall in left.

Rowand's solo blast to center in the sixth got the Giants on the board.

The Dodgers put San Francisco to rest by scoring three times in the seventh. Carroll doubled, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored when Padilla struck out, as a passed ball on strike three allowed Padilla to reach base. Furcal singled and Martin walked to load the bases.

Sergio Romo came in from the bullpen and Kemp greeted him with an RBI single. Ronnie Belliard plated another run when he grounded out, making it an 8-1 game.

Juan Uribe's sacrifice fly in the ninth accounted for the final score.

Los Angeles took two of three meetings with the Giants at Chavez Ravine back in April and has won 11 of the past 15 contests between the clubs...The Dodgers recorded their sixth sweep of the season...Los Angeles outfielder Manny Ramirez (right hamstring) missed the game. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday.