SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Pinch hitter Guillermo Quiroz homered with one out in the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 10-9 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
The Giants blew a 5-0 lead and wasted a bases-loaded opportunity in the ninth before Quiroz hit an 0-2 pitch from Dodgers closer Brandon League (0-1) into the left field stands. Quiroz pumped his fist as soon as he left the batter’s box and scurried around the bases with his first career walkoff hit. He is 4 for 6 this season as a pinch hitter.
The two teams combined for 19 runs, 30 hits and combined to strand 24 runners in a game that lasted 4 hours, 11 minutes.
A.J. Ellis homered and was one of six Dodgers with two hits as Los Angeles lost for the fifth time in seven games.
The Dodgers scored seven of their nine runs in the 5th inning.
In his first game since being called up to replace the injured Hanley Ramirez, Dee Gordon got two hits, scored two runs and knocked in two runs.
Jerry Hairston, starting at first base for the injured Adrian Gonzalez, left the game in the 5th inning limping noticeably.
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