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Cary Erickson | 03 April, 2018, 03:10

After losing the first two games 1-0, the Dodgers turned the tables with two shutouts of their own and scored a combined 14 runs. Holland (0-1), making his first start for the Giants, struggled through five innings, allowing five runs (three earned), three hits and three walks.

The good news is that they still managed a split with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers offense is missing some pop without Justin Turner in there so they will have to rely on their pitching to pick up wins until the offense gets on track.

BC-BBN-Giants-Dodgers, 1st Ld-Writethru, 859Dodgers get 1st runs and win of season, 5-0 over GiantsAP Photo LAD113, LAD105, LAD111, LAD101, LAD112, LAD102, LAD116Eds: Dodgers 5, Giants 0.

Stratton is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in three career games (two starts) against Los Angeles.

Cardinals 5, Mets 1: Paul DeJong had the first multihomer game of his big-league career, Luke Weaver held the Mets to one run in five innings, and St. Louis avoided an opening three-game sweep.

The San Francisco Giants are off on Monday but will have their home opener on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners.

Sunday's game also marked just the fourth time during the expansion era that all the games of a four-game series have been shutouts.

Bochy is 49-54 at Dodger Stadium with the Giants and he was 51-43 here with the Padres. The Los Angeles Dodgers have now won nine straight regular season games when scoring more than one run, which is a rather impressive statistic. Something unpredictable. Something, say, like what happened in the fourth inning Sunday. They had 28 at-bats over the weekend with runners in scoring position, but had just one hit in those situations. Suddenly, Puig was in a rundown - an old-school baseball pickle.

"That was news to me", he said. "It's all jokes with him, so it's pretty cool".

Twins 6, Orioles 2: Kyle Gibson threw six innings of no-hit baseball and Miguel Sano homered and drove in two runs as visiting Minnesota baffled Baltimore at Camden Yards. And yet both teams head to the airport sporting 2-2 records.

The Dodgers' offense finally showed signs of life in front of an announced crowd of 41,866.

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The beach area they studied is hard to access now, as Calvert Island is overrun with rainforests and bogs. The discovery provides further evidence of the migration of early native-Americans from Asia.

Nationals 13, Reds 7: Adam Eaton went 5-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and four runs scored and Brian Goodwin hit a grand slam as visiting Washington defeated Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

According to Stats, LLC, the two runs the Dodgers allowed in the series matched the 1915 Phillies for the fewest allowed in the first four games of a season.

According the ESPN Stats & Information research, the Giants scored six runs in their first four games of the 1920 and 1933 seasons, when the franchise was located in NY.

Hill was 12-8 with a 3.32 ERA in 25 starts in his first full season with the Dodgers, who obtained him from the Oakland Athletics at the 2016 non-waiver trade deadline.

Bellinger's two-run home run off Josh Osich was his first hit of the season. "It's always good to get off to a good start and you press a little bit".

Hill got out of bases-loaded jams in the second and third innings.

On Thursday, Panik took Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw deep in the fifth inning, and followed it up the next night with a ninth inning game-winner off closer Kenley Jansen.

"It's all coming together", Hill said. "I don't know what it means, except I've been able to do this a long time".

Chris Taylor, Yasmani Grandal, Kiké Hernandez and Bellinger had two hits apiece. Shortly after, Puig was caught stealing second to end the inning. Starter Rich Hill threw six scoreless innings and three relievers finished the shutout.

The veteran left-hander is 5-2 with a 2.43 ERA in 11 career starts against the Giants. How much of it was dumb luck?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rap music boomed in the clubhouse, and Dave Roberts succinctly summed up the collective relief.