In a thrilling game that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the very end, National Post Today the San Francisco Giants lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 4-3 nail-biter on Thursday night. The game was the first of the teams’ three-game series, and served as a reminder of the intense rivalry that exists between the two franchises. The game got off to a slow start, with both teams struggling to generate offense in the early innings. Giants starter Kevin Gausman was dominant, keeping the Dodgers scoreless through the first four innings.
But in the fifth, the Dodgers finally broke through, with shortstop Corey Seager hitting a two-run homer to give the team a 2-0 lead. The Giants responded in the sixth, with designated hitter Austin Slater hitting a two-run homer of his own to tie the game at 2-2. But the Dodgers didn’t back down, with catcher Will Smith hitting a solo shot in the seventh to give the team a 3-2 lead. In the top of the ninth inning, the Giants tied the game again, with third baseman Evan Longoria hitting a solo homer to make it 3-3.
But the Dodgers again responded immediately, with right fielder Mookie Betts hitting a leadoff double and eventually scoring the game-winning run on a wild pitch from Giants reliever Tyler Rogers.