Dustin May no-hits Giants for five innings, Dodgers win 5-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin May pitched 5 no-hit innings and outdueled Logan Webb, and the newly topped NL West-champion Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Friday night time.
May (2-2) struck out 4 and walked one, dazzling in his fifth begin since getting back from Tommy John elbow reconstructive surgical procedure in May 2021. The Dodgers pushed his outing again a few days and had him on a pitch restrict of 75-80 after he had misplaced his earlier two choices and had a three-start winless stretch.
Alex Vesia relieved for the sixth and allowed a two-out infield single to Luis González for the Giants’ first hit. Caleb Ferguson and Phil Bickford completed the two-hit shutout.
Justin Turner’s thirty fourth double main off the fourth tied his profession excessive and ignited the Dodgers’ decisive inning — then he hit one other within the fifth. Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger and Trea Turner every hit RBI singles that inning. Freddie Freeman added a run-scoring single within the ninth.
The Dodgers (99-44) clinched their ninth division crown in 10 years Tuesday at Arizona and are one victory away from their second consecutive 100-win season and third straight in a full 12 months — excluding the shortened 60-game 2020 COVID-19 season.
This marks a far completely different September situation than a 12 months in the past for these rivals: The Giants claimed the NL West on the ultimate day of the common season in 2021 to win 107 video games and maintain off the 106-win Dodgers, who then beat San Francisco in an exciting five-game NL Division Series.
Giants right-hander Logan Webb (13-9) had a two-start successful streak snapped. He allowed 4 runs on seven hits in his second-shortest outing all 12 months of 4 innings.
The Dodgers are 13-4 in opposition to the Giants this season.
“They’ve been the better baseball team all year,” San Francisco supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned. “The distance between us in the standings is disappointing, it’s annoying but it’s sort of irrelevant. If you’re not winning the division and you’re not in the playoffs, there’s plenty of disappointment right there, you don’t have to layer on anything related to an exact number of games.”
Drew Ann Drysdale, daughter of late Hall of Famer Don Drysdale, sang the nationwide anthem.
Former Giants fan favourite and proper fielder Hunter Pence can be honored with a spot on the staff’s Wall of Fame throughout an on-field pregame ceremony Saturday.
The four-time All-Star expects about 100 of his household and pals to attend, together with a sister coming from Australia along with her household.
He would be the fifty fifth participant with a Wall of Fame honor.
“It’s like my second wedding,” Pence mentioned, thrilled to be acknowledged for his contributions to the membership over elements of eight seasons.
Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (proper forearm pressure) will throw one other bullpen session this weekend. … 2B Gavin Lux, sidelined since Sept. 1 by again discomfort, is slated to start out Saturday then take Sunday off earlier than taking part in once more Monday and Tuesday vs. Arizona.
Giants: LHP Carlos Rodón is OK after leaving his begin Wednesday in opposition to Atlanta with a blister. “He’s doing better,” Kapler mentioned.
The Giants claimed 1B/OF Taylor Jones off waivers from the Astros and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento. INF Jose Rojas was designated for project.
LHP Julio Urías (16-7, 2.30 ERA) begins for the Dodgers within the center sport of the collection Saturday night time having gone 3-1 with a 0.75 ERA in opposition to San Francisco this season. The Giants hadn’t named a pitcher.
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