SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mookie Betts had an RBI double in the 10th inning, Max Muncie had a bases loaded game and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Sunday night.
The Dodgers beat the Giants for the 15th time in 19 meetings this season, the first time they have won that many games in a rivalry that dates back to 1884.
“It’s hard to beat any team like that, especially a team in the division with so much familiarity,” Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said. “It levels the playing field more, so it’s pretty rare to see us succeed.”
Betts’ one-out double in the 10th off John Brabbie (6-2) drove in Cody Bellinger’s pinch runner to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. One out later, Brebbia walked Freddie Freeman and Justin Turner to load the bases. Thomas Szapucky then drove Muncie in another run before striking out Tracy Thompson.
In the bottom of the inning, Andre Jackson walked Tyro Estrada and, with one out later, gave up an RBI single to Wilmer Flores to pull the Giants within one. JD Davis then struck out, but Evan Longoria walked to load the bases. Justin Breuil came on and got Lamont Wade Jr. to ground out for his first career save.
Dodgers closer Craig Kimbrel (5-6) had a scoreless night to pick up the win.
Los Angeles has won 13 of the last 14 meetings, including seven straight in San Francisco.
“They’ve definitely outplayed us all year,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “We’ve got to play better if we’re going to beat this team. There is nothing else.”
Freeman’s RBI single in the sixth against Giants starter Alex Cobb broke a 1-1 tie.
The Giants tied the score 2-2 in the eighth when J.D. Davis doubled off left-hander Alex Vessia in a two-out RBI. Davis’ shot bounced over the wall for a double, keeping Estrada from scoring from first.
Estrada also failed to score on Flores’ double in the fourth against Dodgers starter Andrew Heaney, who also bounced into the stands.
Heaney pitched four scoreless innings before being pulled after 65 innings with the Dodgers leading 1-0. Heaney just struck out Longoria and Joey Bart to get the bases loaded in the fourth.
A 20-minute rain delay at the start of the innings may have influenced manager Dave Roberts’ decision. The Dodgers have been cautious with Heaney after being on the injured list twice this year.
Like the rest of the Dodgers, Heaney played like the game meant something.
“If you don’t want to win the game, you shouldn’t play,” Heaney said. “It’s that simple. You play to pitch well, hit well, do whatever you can to win the baseball game. You never go out there and try your best.”
Justin Turner’s RBI double in the top of the fourth gave the Dodgers the lead.
The Giants tied the game in the fifth against Caleb Ferguson on Tre Turner’s throwing error with two outs on Estrada’s groundout. Lewis Brinson, who doubled to open the inning, scored the tying run.
The game was played during a rare September storm for San Francisco, with winds gusting up to 30 mph and squalls. The rain delay came in the fourth after Los Angeles took the lead against Cobb on a leadoff walk by Freeman and Justin Turner’s double to left field. Cobb struck out Chris Taylor when play resumed and Turner was on second base.
Dodgers: RHP Yency Almonte, on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 7 with a severe throwing elbow, will make a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. …. OF Kevin Pillar, who broke his left shoulder diving for third base on June 2, is also headed to Oklahoma City for rehab.
Giants: LHP Alex Wood’s season is over. Kapler said Wood has not been cleared to resume throwing this weekend after rehabbing from the left shoulder sprain that left him at Illinois on Sept. 3. Wood finished his second season in San Francisco 8-12 with a 5.10 ERA in 26 starts. The 31-year-old signed a two-year, $23 million contract last winter.
Dodgers: LHP Tyler Anderson is expected to fly to Los Angeles on Sunday after his wife Taitim gave birth to their first son, Tucker. Anderson pitched in the Arizona bullpen on Sunday and is expected to come off the paternity list on Tuesday.
Giants: San Francisco claimed RHP Jarrell Cotton off waivers from the Twins. Originally drafted by the Dodgers, Cotton was traded to Oakland in a 2016 deadline trade that also brought in starter Frankie Montas and sent LLP Rich Hill and Josh Reddick to the Dodgers. Cotton is expected to join the Giants in Denver on Tuesday night. To clear a 40-man spot, the Giants designated OF Willie Calhoun for assignment after four games in San Francisco. … INF Jose Rojas, who was designated for assignment Friday, cleared waivers and was selected in free agency.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-4, 2.44 ERA) picks up his 20th career win against the Diamondbacks in the first of a four-game series at Dodgers Stadium on Monday night. RHP Merrill Kelly (12-6, 3.01) stars for Arizona.
Giants: RHP Jacob Younis (4-6, 4.15) will start Monday in the first of Colorado’s four-game series against RHP Chad Cool (6-9, 5.33).
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