Bumgarner shackles Dodgers in Giants' 2-1 win

LOS ANGELES -- Madison Bumgarner snapped a personal four-game losing streak and Gorkys Hernandez had three hits and scored both runs in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-8) left the game in the third inning when Joe Panik drilled a comebacker off his left forearm.

The Dodgers said X-rays were negative and Ryu had a bruised forearm.

Bumgarner (4-9) was in command throughout over a Dodgers team that had clinched the NL West against the Giants the previous night. Only three regulars started for Los Angeles.

Bumgarner held the Dodgers to a solo home run by Austin Barnes in his 7 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits and a walk, striking out five. His last victory came Aug. 15. The Giants have scored two or fewer runs in 13 of his 17 starts, but Saturday is the only time in those 13 he has won.

Sam Dyson pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 14th save.

Hernandez doubled to open the game and scored on a single by Buster Posey. Hernandez singled to open the fifth, stole second and scored on a single by Denard Span.

Barnes' seventh home run came in the eighth.

Ryu's start was unofficially a tryout for the fourth spot in the Dodgers' postseason rotation. Alex Wood is their other starting candidate.

With the Indians defeating the Mariners 11-4 on Saturday, the Dodgers lead Cleveland by one game for baseball's best overall record and home-field advantage throughout the postseason.


Now that the Dodgers have clinched the division, manager Dave Roberts said he will soon stop using his entire 40-man roster and focus on those who will, or could, make the 25-man postseason roster.

"In this next week, it's going to be the roles, how we're going to use them," he said. "Certain guys we're probably going to stay away from because they're not going to be part of the equation on the postseason roster."


Giants: Plan to pitch Matt Cain (3-11, 5.66 ERA) at some point during the season-ending, three-game series at home against the Padres. Cain is a 13-year veteran with Giants in the final year of a five-year, $112.5-million contract. There is a $7.5 million buyout on an option for next season. He last pitched Aug. 31 and has lost his last 10 decisions.

Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner missed his second game with a bruised thumb and a virus. Roberts said he expects Turner will be ready to play Sunday.


Giants: RHP Chris Stratton (3-3, 3.94 ERA) gets a second chance against Los Angeles. In his only previous start against the Dodgers on Sept. 11, he pitched to one batter before the game was delayed for 2 hours, 52 minutes because of rain. He did not return. He is 3-1 with a 2.17 ERA in his last six starts.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (17-4, 2.26) will try to rebound from a rare loss that saw him give up his first career grand slam. Kershaw has struck out 194 in 163 innings. He is 21-9 with a 1.62 ERA lifetime against San Francisco.


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