Los Angeles Dodgers Take Game Three After Dropping Game Two

john dmytrukCorrespondent IJuly 6, 2008

Both the Dodgers and the Giants scored runs in the first inning.

While batting second, Andre Ethier singled to right. After Russell Martin flied out to center field, James Loney doubled to right and Ethier scored. The Dodgers ended the inning when second baseman Ray Durham tagged out Lonely.

The Giants' Fred Lewis, batting first, doubled to right. After Durham struck out, Randy Winn was safe at first on a throwing error by pitcher Eric Stults. Lewis advanced to third and eventually scored when Bengie Molina grounded out to third baseman Blake DeWitt.

The Dodgers scored two more runs in the third. Angel Berroa opened the inning with a single to center. Stults then hit a single to short, but an error by shortstop Emmanuel Burriss sent Stults to second and Berroa to third. Matt Kemp's single brought in Berroa and advanced Stults to third. Stults then scored on Ethier's sacrifice fly to left.

In the top of the fourth, Rich Aurilia hit a homer to left on the first pitch of the at-bat.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Dodgers answered right back with two more runs. Kemp walked and Ethier singled to right which sent Kemp to third. Both runners would score when Lonely hit a double to left.

In the top of the ninth with the score 5-2, the Giants scored again when Durham's sacrifice fly brought in Burriss.

The Dodgers would eventually win the game 5-3 and the series 2-1.

The Dodgers' Brian Falkenborg got the win and Matt Cain got the loss.

On Monday night, the Dodgers open a three game series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodgers Stadium. The Dodgers' Hiroki Koroda will face the Braves' Jorge Campillo.