LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasmani Grandal homered twice, Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner also went deep, and the Los Angeles Dodgers knocked two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum out of the game in the second inning en route to a 10-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night.
All four homers came against Yusmeiro Petit during a span of 15 batters after the right-hander relieved Lincecum, and raised the Dodgers’ NL-leading total to 91. In Petit’s 19 previous appearances this season, he had allowed five home runs in 38 innings.
Grandal made it 6-1 in the third, leading off with a drive into the right field pavilion. Gonzalez and Grandal hit solo shots in the fourth, and Turner made it 10-1 in the fifth with a two-run drive to center field. Grandal increased his home run total to 10 with his fourth career multihomer game and second this season.
Brett Anderson (3-4) yielded a run and five hits in six innings, after going 0-3 with a 3.38 ERA over his previous seven starts. The Dodgers’ third victory in 12 meetings with the Giants this season kept them in first place in the NL West by 1 1-2 games over the defending World Series champions.
Lincecum (7-4) retired only four of the 12 batters he faced, including Anderson on a sacrifice bunt. The four-time All-Star right-hander surrendered five runs on seven hits and was done after 53 pitches in the shortest of his 260 regular-season starts in the big leagues by innings pitched.
The Dodgers took the lead in the first when Turner drew a two-out walk, advanced to third on a single by Gonzalez and scored on Lincecum’s wild pitch to Howie Kendrick.
Grandal and Jimmy Rollins opened the Dodgers’ four-run second inning with singles and moved up on Anderson’s sacrifice bunt to the left of the mound. Lincecum bobbled the ball and may have had trouble throwing Anderson out had his mound opponent been running hard to first base.
Yasiel Puig drove in both runners with a single up the middle on a 3-2 count, then came all the way around when rookie Joc Pederson doubled to right-center on an 0-2 pitch. Turner followed with an RBI single that chased Lincecum, taking an extra base as left fielder Brandon Belt kicked the ball toward center field for an error.
The Giants got on the board in the third with an RBI single by Angel Pagan.
Giants: LF and leadoff hitter Nori Aoki did not play because of a bruise near his right ankle, which occurred on Saturday when he was hit by a pitch leading off the game.
Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (7-4) pitched eight innings in each of his last two starts, but was on the short end of 1-0 and 2-0 losses to Arizona’s Chase Anderson and Seattle’s Felix Hernandez. Last year’s World Series MVP goes into Tuesday night’s opener of a three-game set against San Diego trying to avoid losing three straight starts for the first time since June 27 and July 3-8, 2014.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (5-4) gets the start Monday night against the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a 10-game trip. The reigning NL MVP and three-time Cy Young Award winner has given up 34 earned runs in 93 innings — just five fewer than he allowed in 198 1-3 innings all of last season, when he led the majors in ERA for the fourth straight year with a career-best 1.77 mark. Kershaw already has matched last year’s total of home runs allowed with nine.