Dodgers roar back to romp past Giants

Dodgers roar back to romp past Giants

LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig drove in four runs and rookie Cody Bellinger tripled in three as the Dodgers pounded out a 13-5 win over the Giants on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Giants starter Matt Moore (1-4) held the Dodgers to one run in seven innings last week in San Francisco, but after the Giants gave him a 4-0 lead in the top of the second inning, he coughed it up in a six-run Dodgers second built around Franklin Gutierrez's home run and Bellinger's triple.

Bellinger's three-run triple

"He just had a hard time commanding the fastball. It came back over the plate," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Moore. "Matty's so good but occasionally he does have these moments."

The Dodgers chased Moore in a fourth inning that included the first of Puig's pair of two-run singles.

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"The way the offense responded after that was pretty impressive, for sure," Dodgers starter Alex Wood said.

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Puig knocks home four in win

Wood struck out eight in five innings and is 2-0. The nine earned runs charged to Moore in 3 1/3 innings were a career high, and the 13 runs San Francisco yielded was a season high. Giants pitchers issued nine walks (five by Moore) and hit a batter. Chris Taylor of the Dodgers walked four times.

Welcome back, Franklin: In his first at-bat off the disabled list, Gutierrez homered off an 0-2 pitch from Moore and it triggered the six-run second inning, reversing the momentum of San Francisco's four-run top of the second. Statcast™ measured the home run at 448 feet with an exit velocity of 110 mph.

"I wasn't surprised he hit a homer, because he hit one on his rehab and I hit one last year on rehab and then hit one my first at-bat back," said Puig. "I thought maybe he would."

Gutierrez's first homer of 2017

Right the ship: After allowing Joe Panik's two-out RBI single in the third inning that cut the Dodgers lead to 6-5, Wood retired the next seven batters, five by strikeout, to restore order and turned it over to the bullpen.

"This was the most consistent my stuff's been," Wood said. "They hit some balls in the right spots in the second inning, a couple of tough knocks. But after that, it was fun to watch."

Wood strikes out Arroyo

According to STATS LLC, the run-scoring outburst in the second inning was the first time in the teams' history that both the Dodgers and Giants each plated at least four runs in the same frame while playing at Dodger Stadium.

Two score on single, error

The Giants challenged a sixth-inning decision in which Los Angeles' Austin Barnes was ruled safe at third base. A replay review demonstrated that Giants third baseman Christian Arroyo tagged Barnes on the left hand as he reached for the bag after oversliding it. Thus, the initial call was overturned.

Pence throws out Barnes

Giants: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija will start for the Giants in Wednesday's 7:10 p.m. PT series finale at Chavez Ravine in an attempt to lead them to a win that would give them a 2-1 series victory. Samardzija owns an 0-2 record with a 5.40 ERA in three career Dodger Stadium appearances.

Dodgers: Julio Urias starts Wednesday night's series finale at 7:10 p.m. PT, coming off last week's start in San Francisco, when he walked four in 5 2/3 innings. According to Statcast™, he threw just 38.3 percent of his pitches within the strike zone. That was his lowest rate in any game since his Major League debut last May 27 against the Mets (34.5 percent).

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for since 2001.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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