Rewind: Dodgers vs Giants, Game #3

Deck: The Giants rally just wasn't enough to catch up to the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the Dodgers six run inning in the fifth, the Giants had many chances to take the lead in the game. Though they came in very close, they failed to have that big hit to bring them over the Dodgers.

The San Francisco Giants looked to avoid being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brettt Tomko took the mound today and would face Jeff Weaver of the Dodgers. Tomko, who allowed seven runs and eleven hits in 4 2/3 innings, was able to get through the first few innings, until the fourth and fifth. In the fourth, Juan Encarnacio hit a line drive to right field, driving in Shawn Green from third.

The Dodgers hit Tomko especially hard in the fifth. Dave Roberts started it off with a single and later scoring on Cesar Izturis' double. Then came the back to back to back home runs off the bats of Adrian Beltre, Encarnacion, and David Ross. This gave the Dodgers seven runs on the board, which was enough for them to win the game.

The Giants scored their first run in the first inning. With two outs, Barry Bonds doubles, his fifth of the season, to right field scoring Marquis Grissom. The Dodgers tied, but Bonds broke that tie in the bottom of the fourth, with his 664th career home run.

After the Dodgers took the lead in the fifth, the Giants closed the gap in the bottom of the sixth. With no outs, J.T. Snow hit a ground rule double to left field. Grissom followed with a double, driving in Snow from second. With the count 1-1, Bonds hit a homer to left center field. The score was now 7-5, Dodgers. The Giants loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth, but Dodgers' reliever Duaner Sanchez prevented the Giants from adding on anymore runs. Neifi Perez flied out to shallow center, then Pedro Feliz grounded into a double play to end the inning.

The Giants tacked on one more run in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Snow singled on a ground ball to center. Sanchez threw a wild pitch to Grissom, allowing Snow to move to second. After Grissom walked, Sanchez was replaced by Tom Martin to face Bonds, who then hit an RBI single to right.

The game ended with the score at 7-6 Dodgers, and the San Francisco Giants were swept by their rivalry team.

SFDugout.com Player of the Game: None other than Barry Bonds. Bonds has homered in every game he has appeared in at home. In today's game, Bonds was 4-4 with 5 RBI maintaining a AVG of .500.



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