Wolf found out, as many other pitchers have, that the old guy batting fourth for the Giants should be avoided at all costs. Barry Bonds wasn't and posted his seventh home run (#741) with two on in the first and L.A. couldn't get over that in front of 43,963 at Dodger Stadium.
They eventually tied it in the fourth with their second two-run inning but then the offense shut down and another home run, this one by Pedro Feliz in the sixth, gave San Francisco their second win of the series and their seventh in a row.
Wolf pitched well after the early shock his teammates managed only doubles by Russell Martin and Ramon Martinez to go with five singles. Their first three-game losing streak of the season was the result.
The Dodgers' new lefty has worked six innings in each of his five starts and he was obviously correct in worrying about his first inning that has now blossomed to a 10.80 ERA. After that he has recorded a neat, 2.88 mark.
Perhaps manager Grady Little should start with an inning from Takashi Saito and them let Wolf work from there. Well, maybe not.
Randy Winn opened the game with what looked like a single, beating out Jeff Kent's diving stop near second base. Todd Linden and Rich Aurelia followed with singles for a 1-0 lead.
Bonds, who has hit an even .400 (12-for-30) over the last two weeks but was only 3-for-17 with nine strikeouts against Wolf, left himself just 14 short of Hank Aaron with a drive over the center field wall, his 64th against the Dodgers.
Wolf surrendered only a single hit from that point until Feliz smacked his game-winning homer in the sixth.
It looked like the Dodgers might tie the game in the bottom of the first. Rafael Furcal singled and moved to second on Winn's error at second. Juan Pierre, bunting for a hit, was thrown out but Nomar Garciaparra drove in Furcal with a bouncer to short.
Kent singled and moved to second on an error by the center fielder and Luis Gonzalez walked. Martin rammed a single to right that scored Kent but Andre Ethier bounced out.
L.A. tied in the fourth and Martin was again on the action. He double to left opening the inning and was caught off second on Ethier's ground ball but stayed in a rundown long enough so Ethier cold reach second.
Ramon Martinez, part of the open tryout at third base, doubled to center and scored on Furcal second hit of the game, however the Dodger shortstop was thrown out trying for second base.
The Dodgers had just one hit (Pierre) and one walk, never getting a runner past first base and Armando Benitez pitched the ninth for his sixth save.
In the record department, Wolf fanned his 1,000th batter during the game, including Bond's twice, and Jonathan Broxton allowed his first run since September, 2006 and his ERA jumped to 0.77.
And Bonds tied Pete Rose for fifth in career runs scored with 2,165 and his three RBIs moved him past Willie McCovey into first place on the San Francisco Giants' career list with 1,389.
Brad Penny (3-0, 1.37) opposes Russ Ortiz (2-1, 4.35) and the Giants in tonight's series finale.
Score by innings Giants 400 001 040-6 Dodgers 200 200 000-4 Dodgers ab r h bi ave Furcal ss 5 1 2 1 .192 Pierre cf 4 0 1 0 .276 Garciaparra 1b 3 0 0 1 .299 Kent 2b 2 1 1 0 .329 Gonzalez 3 0 0 0 .300 Martin c 3 0 2 1 .338 Ethier lf 3 1 0 0 .226 Saenz ph 1 0 0 0 .200 Saito p 0 0 0 0 .000 Martinez 3b 1 0 0 0 .200 Anderson ph 1 0 0 0 .200 Wolf p 1 0 0 0 .222 Seanez 0 0 0 0 .000 Valdez ph 1 0 0 0 .303 Broxton p 0 0 0 0 .000 Clark ph 1 0 0 0 .318 Totals 31 4 7 4 Giants 36 6 8 6 Error- Furcal (3). 2B- Martin (5), Martinez (2). RBI- Garciaparra (16), Martin (15), Martinez (5), Furcal (4). CS- Garciaparra (1). LOB- Dodgers 5, Giants 5. Dodgers in h r-er bb so era Wolf (3-2) 6.0 6 5-5 1 6 4.30 Seanez 1.0 0 0-0 0 1 4.50 Broxton 1.0 2 1-1 0 2 .077 Saito 1.0 0 0-0 0 1 0.93 HBP- By Saito. T- 2:56. Att- 43,953.Dodger Blue Notes-- Third baseman Wilson Betemit, who hasn't even reached base over his 11 trips to the plate batting righthanded, did not see action. He hit just .189 from the right side last year and has a lifetime righthanded average of .230, 53 points below his career mark from the left side. Overall, he has six RBI, only one on a hit. The others -- three on sacrifice flies, one on a bases-loaded walk and one on a fielder's choice. Little, treading softly, said "Eventually, we're going to need a little bit more from him." Little also reaffirmed moving first baseman Nomar Garciaparra across the diamond to third base was "not on my radar screen yet" but wouldn't rule it out. ...Outfielder Matt Kemp (right shoulder) and RHP Yhency Brazoban are scheduled for rehabilitation assignments at Triple-A Las Vegas tonight. ... Left-hander Hong-Chih Kuo's second simulated game was pushed back because of blisters on his index and middle fingers that rose after his first such game. ... Outfielder Jason Repko, who probably is out for the season following surgery on his left hamstring, returned to Los Angeles to begin his rehab program. ... Andre Ethier got the start in right field against the left-handed Lowry after hitting .351 against left-handers last year. However, he is now only 1-for-9 against them this year, having sat out four of the six games that left-handers started against the Dodgers. ...Disabled pitcher Jason Schmidt (shoulder) was not expected to rejoin the club until Thursday after spending the last few days at his Arizona home for the birth of his third child. Schmidt last pitched April 14 and has not begun tossing, an apparent indication that he will be sidelined awhile, although no timetable for his return has been announced. ...Pitcher Scott Elbert has been shut down at Double-A Jacksonville because of a shoulder injury.