LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison Bumgarner and rode their hot-hitting lineup for the first eight innings of Thursday night’s game against San Francisco. It was their clutch fielding that ended up helping them hold on for a 9-8 win.
The Giants trailed 9-4 going into the ninth but scored four times to get within a run.
With runners on first and second and none out, first baseman Cody Bellinger grabbed Tyler Austin’s bunt and threw to third to get Stephen Vogt on a close play. The Giants challenged, but the call was upheld after a nearly two-minute review.
“That turned out to be a big play,” Bellinger said.