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LA walks closer
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Dodgers 10, Giants 7
Matt Kemp hit his 17th home run of the season in the third. (Jeff Lewis/AP)
Manny Ramirez went deep twice and Matt Kemp added another big fly, but it was bases-loaded walks drawn by Angel Berroa and Delwyn Young in the seventh that put the Dodgers up for good, as the magic number to win the National League West shrunk to five.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (69-86)
Lost 1
LA Dodgers 10, San Francisco 7   LAD
LA Dodgers (81-74)
Won 1
September 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2   7 13 1
LA Dodgers
0 0 5 0 0 0 2 3 X   10 9 2
Standings thru 9/20/08  |  Recap: SF | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Dodgers stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Winn, LF-RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 .311
Schierholtz, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .333
  Ochoa, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
Aurilia, 3B 5 0 2 0 0 1 3 .288
Molina, B, C 5 1 3 0 0 2 4 .292
Ishikawa, 1B 4 2 1 2 1 1 3 .284
Rowand, CF 4 2 1 0 1 1 5 .274
Velez, 2B 4 0 0 1 1 2 4 .248
Vizquel, SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 .211
  Espineli, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Matos, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  e-Sandoval, PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .349
  1-Rohlinger, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
Hennessey, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
  a-Bowker, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .248
  Correia, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  b-McClain, PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .320
  Yabu, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Gillaspie, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Walker, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Taschner, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Sadler, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Roberts, PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .216
Totals 40 7 13 6 4 9 31  

a-Singled for Hennessey in the 4th. b-Grounded out for Correia in the 5th. c-Batted for Yabu in the 7th. d-Grounded out for Sadler, B in the 8th. e-Doubled for Matos in the 9th.
1-Ran for Sandoval in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Vizquel (9, Kuroda), Molina, B 2 (32, Kuroda, Beimel), Sandoval (10, Broxton, J).
TB: Sandoval 2; Ishikawa; Molina, B 5; Rowand; Schierholtz; Bowker; Winn; Vizquel 3; Aurilia 2.
RBI: Ishikawa 2 (15), Velez (29), McClain (7), Sandoval 2 (21).
2-out RBI: Sandoval 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Winn 2; Velez 2; Aurilia; Ishikawa; Roberts 2.
GIDP: Rowand.
Team RISP: 3-for-19.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
CS: Vizquel (3, 2nd base by Saito/Martin, R).

FIELDING
E: Aurilia (9, fielding).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Martin, R, C 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .276
Ethier, RF 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 .300
Ramirez, M, LF 4 2 3 5 1 0 2 .332
  Repko, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
Loney, 1B 4 2 1 0 1 3 2 .294
Blake, 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .275
Kemp, CF 5 2 1 2 0 0 4 .291
DeWitt, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .260
  b-Garciaparra, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .252
  1-Hu, PR-2B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .161
Berroa, SS 4 0 0 2 1 0 4 .237
Kuroda, P 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .154
  Park, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Pierre, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
  Saito, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Young, D, PH 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .252
  Wade, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Sweeney, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .136
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 10 9 10 11 5 25  

a-Lined out for Beimel in the 6th. b-Walked for DeWitt in the 7th. c-Walked for Saito in the 7th. d-Flied out for Wade in the 8th.
1-Ran for Garciaparra in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Ramirez, M 2 (36, 3rd inning off Hennessey, 2 on, 1 out; 8th inning off Espineli, 1 on, 0 out), Kemp (17, 3rd inning off Hennessey, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez, M 9; DeWitt; Kemp 4; Kuroda 2; Blake; Loney.
RBI: Ramirez, M 5 (117), Kemp 2 (73), Berroa 2 (14), Young, D (7).
2-out RBI: Kemp 2; Berroa; Young, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake; Ramirez, M; Berroa; Martin, R 2; Sweeney 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: DeWitt (10, fielding), Berroa (8, throw).
DP: (Berroa-Loney).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hennessey 3.0 5 5 5 2 2 2 8.65
Correia 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.58
Yabu 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.41
Walker, T (L, 4-8) 0.2 1 2 2 1 0 0 4.76
Taschner 0.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4.88
Sadler, B 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.25
Espineli 0.0 1 3 2 2 0 1 5.79
Matos 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.26
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kuroda 4.0 8 3 3 1 5 0 3.84
Park 0.0 1 2 2 2 0 0 2.99
Beimel 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.11
Saito (W, 4-3) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.23
Wade (H, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.28
Broxton, J 1.0 3 2 0 0 2 0 3.14

Taschner pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Espineli pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.
Kuroda pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.
Park pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

WP: Beimel.
HBP: Schierholtz (by Kuroda).
Pitches-strikes: Hennessey 62-38, Correia 25-16, Yabu 29-21, Walker, T 16-8, Taschner 21-9, Sadler, B 5-3, Espineli 22-11, Matos 15-8, Kuroda 93-61, Park 16-6, Beimel 25-16, Saito 15-9, Wade 8-5, Broxton, J 22-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hennessey 1-3, Correia 2-1, Yabu 4-0, Walker, T 2-0, Taschner 0-0, Sadler, B 0-0, Espineli 0-0, Matos 2-1, Kuroda 4-1, Park 0-0, Beimel 3-0, Saito 2-0, Wade 2-1, Broxton, J 2-0.
Batters faced: Hennessey 16, Correia 5, Yabu 8, Walker, T 4, Taschner 3, Sadler, B 1, Espineli 3, Matos 5, Kuroda 22, Park 3, Beimel 7, Saito 3, Wade 3, Broxton, J 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Taschner 2-2, Sadler, B 3-0, Matos 1-1, Park 1-1, Beimel 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 4:03.
Att: 55,452.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
September 20, 2008
September 20, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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