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The Los Angeles Dodgers went into Monday night with a half game lead over their rival the San Francisco Giants and finished Monday night a half game back of them after a 2-1 loss. Clayton Kershaw pitched a beauty for the Dodgers tossing eight innings allowing two earned runs on six hits and zero walks while striking out 10 batters. Madison Bumgarner was even better for the Giants however as he threw eight scoreless innings allowing only four hits and walking one batter while striking out ten. photo   © 2010   Bruce Harlick , Flickr In the ninth inning the Dodgers made things interesting as Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run to bring the Dodgers within a run, but Javier Lopez was able to record the final out and the Dodgers lost the game. Pablo Sandoval recorded both RBI’s for the Giants as he went 1-3 with a sacrifice fly and RBI single to score Angel Pagan twice. These two teams will play again on Tuesday night where the first 50,000 fans in attendance will ...
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