Giants Rally To Beat Dodgers 5-4
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Jonathan Broxton in the ninth inning and Brian Wilson escaped a jam in the bottom half to preserve the San Francisco Giants’ wild 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Uribe was hitless in three at-bats before sending a 1-0 pitch into the left-field pavilion with one out. Broxton (5-5) was back as the closer for the first time since Aug. 21 after losing his role following a shaky stretch. But he blew his sixth save in 28 chances.
Los Angeles put runners on first and third with one out in the bottom half but Wilson recovered in time to earn his 39th save. Rod Barajas flied out to right and pinch-hitter Reed Johnson bounced into a fielder’s choice to end the game.
Buster Posey, Edgar Renteria and Pat Burrell also homered for San Francisco, which erased a 4-0 deficit and moved within two games of NL West-leading San Diego.
Broxton struck out Jose Guillen to open the ninth, but Cody Ross beat out a bouncer up the middle for an infield hit before Uribe’s 18th homer put the Giants in front for the first time in the game.
Jose Lopez (4-2) pitched a perfect eighth to get the win.
The Dodgers scored four times in the fourth inning, getting a three-run homer from Jay Gibbons and an RBI double from Casey Blake.
Gibbons, who was promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque on Aug. 8, sent a 1-0 pitch into the Giants’ bullpen in left field, driving in James Loney and Blake.
Rafael Furcal, who led off the fourth with a walk and stole second, scored on Blake’s double into the left-field corner.
The Giants climbed back into the game behind leadoff homers from Posey in the seventh and Renteria in the eighth. After the second homer, Octavio Dotel replaced Ted Lilly and promptly gave up a homer to pinch-hitter Burrell.
Lilly allowed two runs and three hits in seven-plus innings for Los Angeles.
Matt Cain gave up four runs and seven hits in seven innings for the Giants.
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