Giants top open 2018 at Dodgers

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Baez was booed off the Dodger Stadium mound in each of his previous two appearances, but Roberts said he would continue to ask Baez to "pitch big innings for us, from now until the end of the season". The Giants have five of them after having just one this season.

Kershaw was cruising along quite nicely there for a while, then gave up four earned on six hits over 3.2 innings to the Rockies in his last outing. Chatwood (7-12) allowed five hits and struck out five. Again, it's not much, but in a season full of disappointment it would give fans something to hang their hat on.

Andre Ethier drew a start on Sunday, but he'll head back to the bench tonight while Curtis Granderson bumps over to left field and Puig returns to right field.

"We played a pretty solid game", Forsythe said. "I thought that we were going to win that game".

In the fifth, Santana returned with his 35th double of the season, lifting the Indians to a 3-1 lead that was cut back to 3-2 after Tim Beckham's 410-foot solo shot in the sixth. Irma didn't come and go - it ravaged, with families of Florida players and coaches and countless Gators supporters surely among those feeling the brunt. The Cubs also find themselves in a dogfight for their division after winning it by 17 ½ games a year ago, with both Milwaukee and St. Louis nipping at their heels. Several of the longer streaks in baseball history took place in the 19th century, when the rules were drastically different. Charlie Blackmon and Arenado added RBI singles.

The irony here is that the Dodgers' pitching staff was an early adopter when it came to throwing high fastballs as a counter to the Launch Revolution by hitters.

Jay is a local and like me, he pulled an audible after the rain delay and booked it to the ballpark. Since we're on the subject of super bullpens, the Dodgers may still make a run at Zach Britton, since they had reported interest in him during the deadline. For you fantasians, pick up rookie Tarik Cohen of the Bears (who might be a revelation) or Johnson's understudy, Kerwynn Williams.

Giants top open 2018 at Dodgers
Giants top open 2018 at Dodgers

Cueto is coming off one of his best outings of the season.

"You get leads and you try to hold them", said closer Cody Allen, who has converted 26 of 30 save opportunities. It would essentially be giving away their bragging rights over their neighbors to the south.

Forsythe reached on shortstop Story's error.

At 10:50 p.m. PT (that's almost 2 in the morning three times zones to the east), the skies (and field) were clear enough for baseball to resume. "Bettis was doing his job, he was getting ground balls". "We put ourselves in a position to win".

"That's part of the job". His 16 wins are tied for the MLB lead. Presumptive playoff starters Clayton Kershaw, Yu Darvish and Rich Hill have thrown just two combined starts on "normal" rest in the second half.

Colorado's DJ LeMahieu had his 16-game hitting streak end when he went 0 for 4 with a walk. And the best way to deal with it is through transparency, realness, the truth. L.A.'s 11-game losing streak becomes the longest since the team arrived from Brooklyn, topping 10-game skids in 1961 and '92 (the 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers lost 16 straight at one point).

Rockies: Reinstated LHP Tyler Anderson from 60-day DL.