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Giants take down Dodgers, increase NL West lead

9:03 PM, Aug 21, 2012   |    comments
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Javier Lopez (49) and catcher Hector Sanchez (29) celebrate their 4-1 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - Buster Posey knocked in a pair of runs and Tim Lincecum and the Giants bullpen shut down the Dodgers in a 4-1 victory.

Lincecum (7-13) gave up just one run on five hits and one walk over 5 2/3 innings for the division-leading Giants, who have won four of their last five.

Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI and threw a runner out at the plate to prevent a big sixth inning for Los Angeles.

San Francisco increased its cushion in the NL West to 1 1/2 games over the second-place Dodgers and will look to complete a three-game sweep when Matt Cain takes the hill Wednesday opposite Chris Capuano.

Joe Blanton (8-12) suffered a third straight loss in a Dodgers uniform, allowing four runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings.

 

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