Bumgarner homers off Kershaw again, but Dodgers win in tenth

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 5:25 AM

Madison Bumgarner homered off his fellow ace lefty once again on a day both dazzled on the mound, yet neither had a decision to indicate for it in the Dodgers' 3-2, 10-inning win Saturday that gave LA a chance to split the four-game set.

Bumgarner homers off Kershaw again, but Dodgers win in tenth

In another drama-filled, rainy extra-inning game, the LA Dodgers got right back into their first series with the San Francisco Giants as these clubs seek supremacy in the NL W arrive September — and ace Clayton Kershaw didn't even factor into the outcome this time.

Madison Bumgarner homered off his fellow ace lefty once again on a day both dazzled on the mound, yet neither had a decision to indicate for it in the Dodgers' 3-2, tenth-inning win Saturday that gave LA a chance to split the four-game set.

And that'south a large disagreement from trying to avert a sweep.

"It does a lot," manager Dave Roberts said. "Sometimes you go and expect every time Clayton takes the mound that you're going to win, but they'd a excellent guy over there as well... We've a chance to split the series on the road against a very excellent ballclub, but I just love our energy even today before the game. We came in, we were confident, we were loose. "

Charlie Culberson hit a go-ahead double in the tenth for the Dodgers.

Chris Hatcher (1-0) retired pinch-hitter Joe Panik on a called third strike to send the game into extras, then Kenley Jansen finished for his second save. The Dodgers were on the other side of a 3-2 result in 10 innings a night earlier.

Bumgarner struck out eight and Kershaw had five Ks in his eight innings for another impressive duel between these two that are becoming all too common.

Kershaw surrendered Bumgarner'south homer in the second inning, MadBum'south second in two seasons against his division rival.

"I think I got it in there, maybe it was probably over the plate a tiny too much. He hit it beautiful good," Kershaw said. "Any time you give up a residence running to the pitcher, it doesn't perceive good. It'south supposed to be the easiest out you have. He'south a small different, obviously. He'south a beautiful solid hitter. You don't wish to give up a hit to a pitcher let alone a residence run."

Bumgarner sent a 1-1 pitch into the left field bleachers but gave back that running in the top of the third, allowing three singles before hitting Scott Van Slyke with a pitch to force residence a run. Van Slyke was lifted for pinch-runner Joc Pederson because of lower back tightness.

Bumgarner's twelve career homers — two of those off Kershaw — matched Yovani Gallardo for most career residence runs among active pitchers. The Giants ace allowed one running and six hits in six innings with one walk. Kershaw gave up four hits and two runs and walked one.

George Kontos (0-1) gave up a one-out double to Corey Seager before Culberson'south extra-base hit.

Adrian Gonzalez tied the game with an RBI groundout against Santiago Casilla with one out in the ninth. Second baseman Kelby Tomlinson bobbled the ball in a steady rain, eliminating his chance for a game-ending double play.

"It was awesome. Any time you can arrive back off a closer as excellent as he's and scratch one across in the tenth love that, you just hold grinding out at-bats," Kershaw said.

Casilla was Friday night'south winning pitcher with one out recorded. In this one, he allowed a walk, single and hit a batter in the ninth.

"We're going against the best pitcher in baseball, we'd the lead with the closer out there. That'south all you can ask for," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "This was one that got far from us today."

Ehire Adrianza also connected off Kershaw in the fifth.

A 41-minute rain delay and multiple tarp removals preceded the game, and the clubs played through rain for the second straight day.

The Dodgers began the season with thirty-one straight scoreless innings by the pitchers. They'll go for a series split Sun after putting the leadoff hitter aboard in five innings Saturday, including on four doubles.

The Giants homered in their sixth straight game to match the most consecutive games with a longball to start a year dating to 1913.

BELT'south NEW DEAL

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt reached a $72.8 million, five-year contract that starts in 2017.

Belt signed a $6.2 million, one-year agreement in February, and common manager Bobby Evans remained optimistic the sides would reach a long-term deal.

TRAINER'south ROOM

Dodgers: OF Carl Crawford went on the 15-day disabled list because of a lingering lower back injury. He'll have an MRI back in Los Angeles. 2B Micah Johnson was recalled from Triple-A OK City, arrived from a delayed flight late in the game and immediately played.

Giants: 2B Panik and SS Crawford, who hit the winning home running in the tenth inning Friday, both rested most of the dreary day.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Scott Kazmir (1-0, 0.00) looks to construct off his Dodgers debut in which he tossed six scoreless innings with five strikeouts and number walks Tuesday at San Diego.

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (1-0, 1.29 ERA), signed to a $130 million, six-year contract as the club'south biggest offseason acquisition, makes his residence debut in the series finale.

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