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Giants vs. Dodgers, MLB Scores: Giants Offense Struggles Again as Dodgers Dominate 6-1

For the second night in a row the San Francisco Giants found their offense hard to come by as the Los Angeles Dodgers led by Clayton Kershaw took down the defending champs by a score of #-# at AT&T Park. The Giants are now 1-4 with their rivals from L.A.,

Madison Bumgarner (0-2 9.00 ERA) was tagged with the loss, having his second rough outing in his two starts so far this season. Bummy lasted only 5 innings while giving up 8 hits, 5 earned runs, 4 walks and 3 strikeouts and a Rod Barajas homer. Ramon Ramirez came in for a scoreless sixth but gave up a run in the seventh, while Dan Runzler and Javier Lopez pitched a perfect eighth and ninth respectively.

Clayton Kershaw (2-1 1.37 ERA) had another nice night against the Giants, pitching 6 2/3 innings while allow 6 hits, no runs, 2 walks, and seven strikeouts, now with 16 strikeouts against the G-Men is his two starts so far. Andre Ethier went 2-4 with 2 RBI while Matt Kemp was 1-3 with an RBI, two walks, and a stolen base.

As for the Giants stagnant offense, Pat Burrell’s home run in the bottom of the ninth was the lone run for the G-Men, his fourth home run of the season. Burrell finished the night 2-2 with two walks, Aubrey Huff went 2-4, Pablo Sandoval went 1-3, while Buster Posey went 0-3 with 2 strikeouts. San Francisco left 7 players on base tonight while no Giant besides Burrell had an extra base hit.

Full box score can be found here.

The Giants will have their second meeting of their three game set with the Dodgers tomorrow, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Tim Lincecum (1-1 0.64 ERA) will be on the mound to face Chad Billingsley (1-1 8.00 ERA) for the Dodgers.

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