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Bumgarner Bombed, Giants Rally Falls Short in Loss to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kyle Garlick, Austin Barnes and Joc Pederson each hit a two-run homer to help the Los Angeles Dodgers hold off the San Francisco Giants 9-8 on Thursday night.

Pederson's insurance homer ended up saving the Dodgers, who had a 9-4 lead going into the ninth before the Giants rallied.

Their first five batters got on, including a two-run double by Brandon Crawford and RBI singles by Mike Yastrzemski and Stephen Vogt to get San Francisco within a run before the Dodgers' defense came up big.

First baseman Cody Bellinger threw to third on Tyler Austin's bunt to get Vogt. Center fielder Alex Verdugo chased down Buster Posey's line drive and made a diving catch, and Garlick caught Brandon Belt's fly ball near the warning track in right for the final out.

Kenley Jansen was charged with a run and two hits but was able to hang on for his 22nd save.

It was the third straight night the Dodgers scored nine runs against their NL West rivals. The last time they had three nights in a row against the Giants with nine or more runs was July 1977.

Garlick and Barnes - who each had three hits - drove their balls over the left field wall during a five-run fourth inning. Pederson came on as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and launched his 20th of the season to left-center.

The Dodgers sent 11 batters to the plate and had eight of their 16 hits in the fourth as they chased Giants nemesis Madison Bumgarner after 3 2/3 innings. Chris Taylor began the inning with a double and scored when Garlick connected on a Bumgarner cutter on the ninth pitch of the at-bat to homer for the second straight game. Verdugo followed with a single and came home when Barnes belted a fastball into the seats.

Taylor chased Bumgarner (3-7) with his second hit of the inning, a two-out RBI single with the bases loaded.

Justin Turner also had three hits, and Garlick had his first three-RBI game in the majors. The Dodgers have won six of eight on their homestand.

Yastrzemski had a two-run homer in the seventh for San Francisco, which has dropped four of five. Crawford added three RBIs.

Los Angeles lefty Julio Urias made his first start since April 18 at Milwaukee. Urias, who could move back into the rotation after Rich Hill was placed on the injured list, worked three innings and gave up one hit while striking out five.

JT Chargois (1-0) allowed a run in two innings.

Four pitchers for the Dodgers held the Giants to five hits and struck out 11 in the first eight innings before San Francisco made things interesting in the ninth.

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