LOS ANGELES CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants slides safely past catcher Rod Barajas #28 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning at Dodger Stadium on September 5 2010 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Sanchez, Uribe Lead Giants Over Dodgers, 3-0

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Juan Uribe hit a key two-run homer for the second straight game and Jonathan Sanchez pitched seven strong innings, as the Giants took a 3-0 win over the Dodgers in the rubber match of a three-game series.

On Saturday, Uribe hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning as the Giants claimed a 5-4 comeback win. He repeated the feat in the seventh inning Sunday to help San Francisco get another victory and gain more ground on San Diego.

The Giants sit just one game behind the NL West-leading Padres, who lost their 10th consecutive contest Sunday.

Sanchez (10-8) got the win after limiting the Dodgers to three hits and a walk, and striking out nine.

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Tonight's Updated Dodgers-Giants Lineups: Freddy Sanchez Sits

Here are tonight’s lineups from Dodger Stadium, with a slight correction from earlier. Freddy Sanchez was in the original Giants’ lineup, but Mike Fontenot is now starting in his place. Per Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Freddie [sic] Sanchez is OK. He said Bochy was going to give him either today or tomorrow off and went with today.

Giants
Torres CF
Fontenot 2B
Huff 1B
Burrell LF
Posey C
Guillen RF
Sandoval 3B
Uribe SS
J.Sanchez P

Dodgers
Carroll SS
Theriot 2B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Blake 3B
Loney1B
Barajas C
Johnson LF
Kuroda P

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John Lindsey, After 16 Years In The Minors, Gets The Call To The Dodgers

John Lindsey, who has hit 219 home runs and 370 doubles in 1,570 games in 16 minor league seasons, will finally realize his dream when he joins the Dodgers on Monday in San Diego.

The 33-year old Lindsey will be promoted from Triple A Albuquerque, along with fellow Isotopes John Ely, Chin-Lung Hu, Jon Link, and Russ Mitchell. Both Lindsey and Mitchell will need to be added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, which currently has 39 players. A corresponding roster move will need to made, and will likely be moving Russell Martin from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Martin has been out since August 2 with a torn hip labrum.

For today’s game, manager Joe Torre said Hong-Chih Kuo is unavailable after pitching the last two nights. Kenley Jansen will be the closer today should the opportunity present itself to the Dodgers. Torre also said that in the right situation, likely meaning with left-handed batters due up, he wouldn’t be afraid to use George Sherrill as his closer.

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Tonight's Dodgers-Giants Lineups

Here are tonight’s lineups from Dodger Stadium:

Giants
Torres CF
F.Sanchez 2B
Huff 1B
Burrell LF
Posey C
Guillen RF
Sandoval 3B
Uribe SS
J.Sanchez P

Dodgers
Carroll SS
Theriot 2B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Blake 3B
Loney1B
Barajas C
Johnson LF
Kuroda P

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Dodgers Look To Catch Breath After Saturday's Gut Punch

(Sports Network) - Hiroki Kuroda nearly threw a no-hitter in his last trip to the hill. Tonight, the Los Angeles Dodgers will settle for a win, as they play the rubber match of their three-game set against the San Francisco Giants at Dodgers Stadium.

The Dodgers seemed well on their way to a victory on Saturday before San Francisco mounted a furious comeback that culminated with Juan Uribe's two-run home run in ninth which lifted the Giants to a 5-4 win.

San Francisco trailed by four runs after six innings, but Buster Posey homered to begin the seventh. Edgar Renteria and Pat Burrell hit solo shots in the eighth to get the visitors within a run, and Uribe's one-out homer off Jonathan Broxton (5-5) put San Francisco on top.

"That's up there with comeback wins," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "Juan got a pitch he could handle. It's hard to get a bigger one than that. The longball won it for us tonight."

Brian Wilson then pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to earn the save for San Francisco, which rebounded from a loss in Friday's series opener and gained ground in the NL West. First-place San Diego dropped its ninth in a row earlier Saturday, and the Giants' win pulled them within two games.

"Hopefully when the team ahead of you struggles, you go on a springboard and get it going," Bochy added. "But we've been playing good teams, too."

San Francisco also remained three games behind Philadelphia in the wild card chase, as the Phillies beat Milwaukee on Saturday.

Jay Gibbons hit a three-run homer for the Dodgers, who have lost five of seven.

Kuroda, meanwhile, went 7 1/3 innings before allowing a hit on Monday against the Phillies and earned the win with 7 2/3 scoreless frames to run his record to 10-11, while lowering his earned run average to 3.39.

"I was hoping he was going to get it, but I could tell he was a little edgy at the end," said Dodgers manager Joe Torre. "His stuff was electric tonight."

Kuroda has faced the Giants six times and is 2-1 against them with a 3.60 ERA.

San Francisco will hand the ball to lefty Jonathan Sanchez, who is 9-8 with a 3.54 ERA. Sanchez did not get a decision on Monday against Colorado, but pitched well, surrendering just a run in eight innings of his team's 2-1 loss.

Sanchez has struggled mightily in his career against the Dodgers, going 0-5 in 13 games (nine starts) against them with a 6.04 ERA.

The Giants have split their 14 meetings with the Dodgers this season.

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