LOS ANGELES (AP) – Justin Maxwell and Brandon Belt hit two-run homers and the San Francisco Giants trimmed the Dodgers’ NL West lead to a half-game with a 6-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday.
Tim Hudson pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning and got a key single for the Giants, who have won five straight over their archrivals and nine of 11 this season. Los Angeles (38-31) has been alone in first place since May 30, but San Francisco (38-32) could reclaim the top spot with a series sweep Sunday.
Joc Pederson and Justin Turner hit back-to-back homers in the first inning for the Dodgers, who have lost six of eight.
Hudson (5-6) yielded two walks and struck out three, bouncing back from a rocky first inning for just his second victory in 11 career starts at Dodger Stadium. He singled with two outs in the fifth, allowing Maxwell…
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