SAN FRANCISCO – Ryan Vogelsong pitched 7 shutout innings and Melky Cabrera homered as the San Francisco Giants blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second time in as many nights, 2-0. both teams are headed in opposite directions, as the Giants have one 4 out of their last 5 games, and the Dodgers have lost out of their last 8 games.
Vogelsong (7-3) pitched into the 7th inning for the 14th consecutive time and lowered his ERA to a paltry 2.23. As is the norm, Giants’ nemesis Clayton Kershaw (5-4) was tough, allowing Cabrera’s homer and a single by Pablo Sandoval that scored Angel Pagan in the 4th. Santiago Castilla pitched a scoreless 9th for the save.
“It’s hard to do, especially against a good club,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “Our pitching has been right on in this series. Vogey was tough today, good stuff, good command.”