The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers came to San Francisco, they scored zero runs in three games. But so far this weekend they have scored 15 runs in two games, including their 10-0 win on Saturday against the Giants.
The Dodgers have pulled to within one game of the Giants in the National League West, with their most lopsided shutout win since an 11-0 victory on July 10, 1997.
Matt Kemp homered in the first inning to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead, and later singled off Barry Zito (8-7). On the season, Kemp is hitting .509 (27-for-53) against left-handed pitching with eight home runs.
Kemp was a triple shy of the cycle in the ninth inning and he hit a ball near the right field corner but he settled for a double, his second of the game. Kemp finished his day 4-for-5 with two doubles and three runs batted in.
Chad Billingsley (6-9) was efficient in his second start back from the disabled list, pitching 7 1/3 scoreless innings for his second straight win. Billingsley allowed just four hits and no walks, and though he struck out just two batters he also induced 14 ground ball outs in the win.
Hanley Ramirez continued to produce as a Dodger, going 2-for-5 with a double and three runs batted in, and he scored a run for the fourth consecutive game. A.J. Ellis added a solo home run, his eighth of the season.
Clayton Kershaw starts the series finale for the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon, facing Ryan Vogelsong for the Giants, the third time those two pitchers will have matched up this season.
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