Found May 05, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Hunter Pence doubled twice and drove in four runs, Matt Cain pitched into the eighth inning for his first victory of the season and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a series sweep. Leadoff hitter Andres Torres had three hits for San Francisco while Marco Scutaro had two hits and scored twice. The Giants extended their season-high winning streak to six games and defeated Dodgers rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu for the second time this year. Cain, who pitched six shutout innings against Los Angeles on opening day, gave up one run and five hits in 7 1-3 innings and allowed only one runner past second base while ending the longest winless drought of his career. A.J. Ellis had two hits for the Dodgers. The Giants won the first two games of the series on game-ending home runs but didn't need any late dramatics this time, though the Dodgers made it close with three runs in the eighth. San Francisco took an early 2-0 lead off Ryu and made it...
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