Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Dodgers 6, Giants 2

LOS ANGELES — Once they got Matt Cain out of the game, Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers roughed up the Giants' stellar bullpen.

Dee Gordon and Puig broke open a tie game with consecutive RBI doubles in the seventh inning, Matt Kemp homered in the eighth and Los Angeles beat the National League West leaders 6-2 Saturday.

"Cain pitched a good game and pounded the zone," Kemp said. "He threw strikes, mixed his pitches up well and got them over the plate. We couldn't really get anything off of him. But we waited him out, got him out of there, got to their bullpen and scored some runs at the end for the W."

Zack Greinke allowed three or fewer runs for the 20th straight start, the longest streak by any pitcher since the "dead ball" era.

"It's always a luxury to have two Cy Young winners at the top of your rotation like Zack and Clayton Kershaw. That's a plus for our team," Kemp said. "Hopefully they'll continue to stay healthy and keep doing what they're doing."

The Dodgers took the lead in the seventh when Drew Butera doubled off Jeremy Affeldt and scored on Gordon's hit inside third base, with Pablo Sandoval playing in. Puig greeted Jean Machi with a ground-rule double into the leftfield corner.

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