Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 9/13)

Game 1: Friday, September 12
LA Dodgers0Final
San Francisco9
Game 2: Saturday, September 13
LA Dodgers17Final
San Francisco0
Game 3: Sunday, September 14
LA Dodgers4Final
San Francisco2

Dodgers 17

(84-64, 44-29 away)

Giants 0

(82-66, 42-34 home)

    9:05 PM ET, September 13, 2014

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

    123456789 R H E
    LAD 441204200 17 24 1
    SF 000000000 0 5 2

    W: Z. Greinke (15-8)

    L: T. Hudson (9-11)

    Dodgers-Giants Preview

    The surging San Francisco Giants won the pitching matchup they would probably have hoped to in this big weekend series with the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Though San Francisco is on a 10-game home win streak, capturing the series figures to still be difficult.

    Zack Greinke's teams have never lost to the Giants and he is 9-0 against the NL West this year as he tries to help the Dodgers maintain sole possession of first place Saturday night.

    San Francisco (82-65) pulled within one game of Los Angeles in the NL West race with a 9-0 victory behind Madison Bumgarner, who earned his 18th victory with seven innings of three-hit ball. He easily bested 14-game winner Hyun-Jin Ryu, who surrendered four runs in one inning before he was pulled due to irritation in his pitching shoulder.

    "It's for first place. We're a game behind them," said the Giants' Brandon Crawford, who homered and drove in three runs. "We know the stakes."

    Now the Giants, winners of 13 of 16, have to face Greinke (14-8, 2.73 ERA) and then Clayton Kershaw in Sunday's finale.

    Greinke is 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA in five career starts against San Francisco, posting three victories and a 1.80 ERA in three in 2014. The Giants top four leaders in RBIs -- Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, Pablo Sandoval and Crawford -- are a combined 8 for 34 this year against Greinke with the only extra-base hits a homer and a double by Pence.

    The right-hander has registered a 1.82 ERA in 12 starts against division opponents. He is 15-1 with a 2.02 ERA in 24 starts versus the NL West in his Dodgers' career, including 9-0 with a 2.21 ERA in 14 on the road.

    Greinke's latest win over a division foe was Sunday when he gave up two runs over six innings in a 7-2 victory over Arizona.

    He'll be opposed by Tim Hudson (9-10, 3.12), who is 0-4 with a 4.97 ERA in his last six home starts after going 5-0 with a 2.16 ERA in his first seven. He has never started at AT&T Park against the Dodgers.

    Hudson has gone 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA in his last two starts and will face Los Angeles (83-64) for the second time after giving up two runs in six innings May 11 in a 7-4, 10-inning win.

    Adrian Gonzalez is 10 for 23 with two homers off Hudson, Matt Kemp is 6 for 18 with one home run and Yasiel Puig 2 for 6 while going deep once.

    Pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa had a three-run homer into McCovey Cove on Friday for the Giants, who can match the longest home winning streak in the 15-year history of AT&T Park -- an 11-game run from July 7-25, 2003.

    Posey is hitting .464 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in his last 20 games and Pence is at .373 with 17 RBIs in his last 20.

    The Dodgers rested major league steals leader Dee Gordon and Carl Crawford on Friday. Carl Crawford went 9 for 12 with five RBIs earlier this week in a series versus San Diego.

    "Just a matchup situation," manager Don Mattingly said. "Madison's pretty filthy on the lefties so you'll see him (Gordon) and Carl (sitting)."

    Kemp went 0 for 4 on Friday as his 16-game season-high hitting streak ended. He batted .333 during his run.

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    Gameday Matchup

     Los AngelesSan Francisco
    Current StreakW5W2
    Last 108-24-6

    Pitching Matchup

    Los AngelesSan Francisco
    Z. Greinke
    17-8, 2.71 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/28 vs COL
    5.0 IP, 1 ER
    Dec = Win
    T. Hudson
    9-13, 3.57 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/24 at LAD
    5.1 IP, 3 ER
    Dec = Loss

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.Los AngelesSan Francisco
    1. D. Gordon, 2B A. Pagan, CF
    2. Y. Puig, CF J. Panik, 2B
    3. A. Gonzalez, 1B B. Posey, C
    4. M. Kemp, RF P. Sandoval, 3B
    5. H. Ramirez, SS H. Pence, RF
    6. C. Crawford, LF G. Blanco, LF
    7. J. Uribe, 3B T. Ishikawa, 1B
    8. A. Ellis, C B. Crawford, SS
    9. Z. Greinke, P T. Hudson, P

    Research Notes

    Tim Hudson (SF): 2nd Giants starter in last 100 years to allow 8+ H and 6+ ER in 1 IP or less, joining Madison Bumgarner in 2011. 1st starter in MLB overall to do so since Tyler Cloyd of the Phillies on Sept. 26 of last season.

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