Three early errors and no late offense. The Los Angeles Dodgers sure picked a poor time to stumble.

Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the postseason and so, probably, are the San Francisco Giants.

Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac's RBI single in the top of the 13th inning highlighted a three-run frame that gave the San Francisco Giants a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.

A disappointing series over the weekend by the San Francisco Giants has made catching the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the National League West quite a long shot.

SAN DIEGO - Giants manager Bruce Bochy was looking for a spark Sunday morning, so he wrote Chris Dominguez into the lineup for the series finale at Petco Park. In his first career start, the September call-up blasted a two-run shot, picking up his first big league hit and homer with one massive swing.

The San Francisco Giants are reeling, having lost six of eight games, a streak in which they've scored only 14 runs.

Getting swept by the San Diego Padres wasn't what the San Francisco Giants had in mind ahead of a big series to kick off next week.

Andrew Cashner led with both his arm and his bat as the San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, in the second of a three-game set on Saturday.

SAN DIEGO-The San Francisco Giants have struggled to get going against all types of pitchers over the past week. Against Andrew Cashner, one of the best right-handers in the game, they had virtually no chance.

Andrew Cashner had pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning, yet punched the outside of his glove as he got to the dugout steps after manager Bud Black pulled him.

The San Francisco Giants probably are looking forward to leaving Petco Park, even though their next stop is Dodger Stadium.



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