San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – Rafael Furcal and Matt Kemp each homered to back Vicente Padilla’s solid pitching performance, as the Los Angeles Dodgers dominated the San Francisco Giants, 8-2, to complete a three-game series sweep at AT&T Park.
Furcal had four hits and scored three times and Kemp drove in three runs for the Dodgers, who recorded their first sweep of the Giants in San Francisco since July 13-15, 2007. Jamey Carroll doubled twice and scored three times for the victors.
Padilla (2-2) allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings to pick up his first win since April 16 against the Giants. The veteran right-hander also fanned five batters to improve to 6-3 in 13 career meetings (10 starts) versus San Francisco.
Aaron Rowand went 3-for-4 and hit a solo homer for the Giants, who ended a six-game homestand with a 1-5 record.
Jonathan Sanchez (6-6) continued to struggle against LA, allowing five runs — four earned — on six hits in five frames. Sanchez dropped to 0-5 in 12 lifetime matchups (nine starts) against the Dodgers.