San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Live Blog: In-Game Updates, Analysis

David BessinFeatured ColumnistJune 25, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26:  Catcher A.J. Ellis #17 and pitcher Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate their 4-2 victory against the San Francisco Giants in their MLB game at Dodger Stadium on June 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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With the return of Matt Kemp to the lineup, the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Francisco Giants 6-5. 

The Giants continued to struggle hitting the ball, especially with runners on base, until late in the game. While Brandon Belt hit a home run and RBI double in his last two at-bats, it wasn't enough to complete the comeback.

Stephen Fife got the win for the Dodgers, improved to 34-42. SF dropped a game below .500, with Giants rookie pitcher Mike Kickham getting the loss in his second-ever MLB start.

San Francisco scored two runs in the ninth to make it close, but Dodgers closer Paco Rodriguez managed to get the save.

Mark Ellis lead off the scoring with a two-run shot in the third. Los Angeles was then quiet until the sixth, when they reeled in four more runs to cap off their scoring.

Buster Posey and Brandon Belt each had solo home runs for the Giants, who have now lost three straight.