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  W: W. Buehler (8-1)   L: K. Gausman (8-2)   S: K. Jansen (20)
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Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California  Attendance: 52,342

Max Muncy leads Dodgers into series finale vs. Giants

According to STATS
According to STATS

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers

  1. These two teams have the two top winning percentages in the NL. The Dodgers lead the season series, 4-3, with LA winning the first four before losing the last three. The Giants had 24 hits against the Dodgers in the two most recent meetings compared to 25 in the first five.
  2. The Giants had their five-game winning streak snapped on Sunday by the A's. It was the Giants' third five-game winning streak this season. They had three streaks of five or more wins in the two previous seasons combined.
  3. The Dodgers have been up and down in their last 10 games (won three, lost four, won three). Their pitching has allowed five runs in the last three games (1.67 ERA) compared to 26 runs in their previous five contests (5.57 ERA).
  4. Steven Duggar is hitting .452 (14/31) in his last 12 games with 11 runs scored and 10 RBI. He is hitting .296 on the road this season compared to .362 at Oracle Park. Last season he was just 1-for-15 (.067) in away games.
  5. Cody Bellinger has homered in consecutive games for the first time this season. He did it four times last season. Bellinger has 126 career regular-season home runs -- 63 at home and 63 on the road.
  6. Anthony DeSclafani is 8-2 this season, one away from tying his career high in wins for a season, which he reached in 2015, 2016 and 2019 (all with the Reds). Trevor Bauer had his fifth 10+ strikeout game this season on Wednesday at San Diego, but he also tied his season highs with four walks and three homers allowed.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/28/2021 thru 6/29/2021

Not that the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants rivalry needs any spice, but it will get some anyway with a Dodger Stadium giveaway on Tuesday night.

Fans at the finale of the two-game series between the National League's top two teams will receive a Max Muncy "Get It Out of the Ocean" bobblehead.

The giveaway is a reference to a Muncy home run on June 9, 2019, at San Francisco that landed in McCovey Cove. Muncy posed at the plate to admire his work and received an earful from Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. The players barked at each other and made gestures as Muncy rounded the bases.

Asked afterward what the conversation was about, Muncy said Bumgarner told him to run. Muncy's alleged retort: "If you don't want me to watch the ball, you can get it out of the ocean."

Bumgarner has since moved on to the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the Dodgers will recognize the moment anyway.

The Dodgers' starting pitcher that day was Walker Buehler, who will be on the mound Tuesday. The right-hander is 7-1 with a 2.51 ERA.

Buehler saw his 23-start unbeaten streak end in his most recent start Thursday, and it took a combined no-hitter by the Chicago Cubs to do it. Buehler lost for the first time since Sept. 21, 2019, going 9-0 in the run.

The Dodgers haven't lost since that Cubs no-hitter. Los Angeles won its fourth consecutive game Monday with a 3-2 victory over the Giants.

"I think that every game is an opportunity (to gain ground in the standings)," the Dodgers' Mookie Betts said. "We know (the Giants) are going to play us tough. It's two really good teams. I think we did a really good job of not adding any extra pressure on ourselves and going out and playing a game like we always do."

Betts, Muncy and Will Smith hit home runs Monday against the Giants, and four Dodgers pitchers held San Francisco 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Muncy has 10 home runs against the Giants since the start of last season, including six in 2021.

"They obviously put three really good swings on the ball, and it ended up going against me," Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani said. "... It obviously (stinks) giving up three home runs, but at the end of the day, it's three runs. No matter how I gave them up, I felt like I kept the team in the game, and we were in it until the last inning."

The Giants have lost consecutive games for the first time since they were swept by the Dodgers May 21-23 at San Francisco.

Right-hander Kevin Gausman (8-1, 1.49) will pitch for the Giants on Tuesday. Since his only loss of the season on June 12, the All-Star candidate has surrendered three runs in 15 innings over two starts.

In his lone start against the Dodgers this season on May 30, Gausman worked six scoreless innings, with no walks and seven strikeouts in San Francisco's 5-4 victory. In six career appearances against Los Angeles (five starts), he is 1-2 with a 3.56 ERA.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 29, 2021

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