Dodgers Fall To Giants, 5-4

The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to build a 3-0 lead against Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants, but couldn't hold it. The Giants eventually won with a run scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning, giving them a 5-4 win over the Dodgers in the second game of a three-game series at AT&T Park. Lincecum has started five games at home in his career against Los Angeles, and the Giants have won all five games.

After the Dodgers rallied for three runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-0 lead, Chad Billingsley couldn't hold the lead. The Giants rallied for two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings, including two RBI singles by Buster Posey and an RBI double by Pablo Sandoval on a pitch that nearly bounced at the plate.

The Dodgers had Lincecum on the ropes in the sixth, loading the bases with one out. Lincecum was pulled after hitting Juan Uribe, the second time he has hit Uribe this season (though it couldn't have been intentional, given the same situation). However, Guillermo Mota was able to strike out Rod Barajas and get Aaron Miles to pop out to end the threat.

The Dodgers tied the game in the top of the seventh on a pinch-hit home run by Marcus Thames, his first long ball as a Dodger. But the Giants scored almost immediately afterward, with an Aaron Rowand leadoff triple in the bottom of the seventh, followed by a wild pitch from Blake Hawksworth to bring him home.

Brian Wilson struck out the side in the ninth inning for his first save of the season. The Dodgers are 3-4 on their current eight-game road trip, with one game remaining, tomorrow night against the Giants. Ted Lilly will start for the Dodgers against Jonathan Sanchez.

For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.

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