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Moore’s sorcery in LA goes poof in Giants’ 9-3 detriment to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Moore had pitched intensely good during Dodger Stadium, entrance one out brief of his initial career no-hitter for San Francisco final month.

What a disproportion a few weeks made.

Moore struggled from a outset, giving adult 6 runs and 7 hits in a meagre one inning that equaled a shortest tour of his career in a 9-3 detriment to Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

The Giants have mislaid 4 of 5 and forsaken 6 games behind a NL West leaders, nonetheless they remained tied in a NL wild-card competition after both a Mets and Cardinals mislaid earlier.

“You’ve got to deteriorate being in this position,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “There are too many times we haven’t been in this position. We are in it; it’s going to be a quarrel here a subsequent 10 games.”

Moore (11-12) walked one and struck out nothing in a disorderly tour for a left-hander. He had his no-hit bid on Aug. 25 in Los Angeles damaged adult on Corey Seager’s singular in a ninth. Moore formerly hold a Dodgers to only one unmerited run in 15 1/3 innings during their stadium.

“This is as good as I’ve ever felt going into a game,” he said. “It was a bad night to have a bad night.”

Yasiel Puig’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run initial for a Dodgers, who have 10 regular-season games remaining, including 3 in San Francisco subsequent week.

“The male is dangerous,” Bochy said. “You make a mistake and he can do something with it. He’s got power. He’s a large right-handed bat.”

The Dodgers battered out 12 hits in holding dual of 3 from a opposition Giants.

Kenta Maeda (16-9) authorised dual runs — one warranted — and 3 hits in 5 innings while improving to 4-0 opposite a Giants this season. The right-hander struck out 6 and walked one in creation his 30th start of a deteriorate for only a second time in his career. Maeda is one win from restraining Rick Sutcliffe’s record by a rookie set in 1979.

After winning Monday’s opener 2-1 in a ninth inning, a Dodgers mislaid Tuesday’s diversion 2-0.

This one wasn’t tighten after a first.

The Dodgers took a 5-1 lead in a bottom of that inning on Puig’s 11th homer and RBI singles by Adrian Gonzalez and Maeda.

They finished it 6-2 in a second on Justin Turner’s scapegoat fly. Howie Kendrick doubled in dual some-more runs with dual outs in a third. The Dodgers combined another run on pinch-hitter Andrew Toles’ RBI double in a sixth.

The Giants’ runs came on Angel Pagan’s RBI singular in a first, Ehire Adrianza’s homer in a second and Brandon Belt’s RBI singular in a sixth.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto had an MRI on Wednesday that reliable a Grade 1 groin strain, that forced him out of his start in a sixth inning Tuesday. He’s controversial for his subsequent start and manager Bruce Bochy pronounced Cueto could be out adult to a week. The group hasn’t finalized a strait plan. … SS Brandon Crawford came out of Tuesday’s feat with a dislocated left pinky on his glove palm in a second. He’ll lapse as shortly as he feels able, Bochy said.

Dodgers: LHP Scott Kazmir comes off a infirm list to start Friday opposite Colorado after blank scarcely a month with neck inflammation. He’s approaching to chuck about 90 pitches, though will be monitored. He threw a 35-pitch bullpen event on Tuesday.

VISITING VIN

Bochy visited timid Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully before a game, fasten a prolonged list of hostile managers and players who’ve finished so this season. They chatted in Scully’s fifth-floor booth, where Bochy pronounced he could “see where he does his magic.”

“I was revelation him all a memories that go by my head,” a manager said. “I’ve been entrance to a ballpark for 21 years; he’s been here 67 years. He’s an implausible male who has finished so most for a game.”

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (11-10, 3.97 ERA) starts a array opener opposite a Padres. He’s 3-1 with a 4.31 ERA in 5 starts opposite them this season. He’s struggled in his final dual outings, permitting 9 runs (eight earned) in 11.0 innings.

Dodgers: LHP Brett Anderson (0-2, 24.75) starts a array opener opposite a Rockies for a initial time given Aug. 20 after being on a infirm list with a scald on his left index finger. He’s finished only dual other starts this deteriorate after going 10-9 in 31 starts final season.

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