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Giants 5, Dodgers 2
Matt Kemp gets congratulations after scoring the Dodgers' first run. (George Nikitin/AP)
The Dodgers got off to a solid start thanks to back-to-back doubles from Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier in the first. But with a chance to grab first place in the NL West, they couldn't maintain a slim lead built after Chan Ho Park's strong six innings, with the bullpen giving up four runs.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (42-45)
Lost 1
San Francisco 5, LA Dodgers 2   SF
San Francisco (39-49)
Won 1
July 5, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
San Francisco
0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 X   5 7 0
Standings thru 7/5/08  |  Recap: LAD | SF  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Giants stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kemp, RF4120010.284
Ethier, LF4111020.281
Martin, 3B3000121.306
Kent, 2B3010010.266
Jones, CF4001013.155
Garciaparra, SS3010100.263
Loney, 1B4000023.299
Ardoin, C3010000.211
  b-DeWitt, PH1000000.259
Park, P2000020.000
  a-LaRoche, PH1000002.206
  Beimel, P0000000.000
  Falkenborg, P0000000.000
  Wade, P0000000.000
Totals322622119 

a-Grounded out for Park in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Ardoin in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kemp (20, Zito), Ethier (21, Zito), Ardoin (1, Zito).
TB: Kemp 3; Ethier 2; Kent; Garciaparra; Ardoin 2.
RBI: Ethier (38), Jones (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Loney; LaRoche 2; Jones.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kemp (5, 2nd base by Zito/Molina).
PO: Kemp (1st base by Zito).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, LF5111023.284
Durham, 2B1200300.294
Winn, RF4111022.293
Molina, C4012012.297
Rowand, CF3021100.303
Bowker, 1B3010101.274
  Walker, P0000000.000
  Wilson, P0000000.000
Castillo, 3B4110015.265
Vizquel, SS2000100.159
Zito, P2000013.091
  a-Aurilia, PH-1B2000021.280
Totals305756917 

a-Struck out for Zito in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Rowand (26, Park), Castillo (24, Beimel), Molina (19, Wade).
TB: Lewis; Winn; Molina 2; Rowand 3; Bowker; Castillo 2.
RBI: Rowand (47), Lewis (26), Winn (36), Molina 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Rowand; Lewis; Winn; Molina 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lewis 2; Bowker; Castillo 2.
S: Vizquel.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Zito (Kemp at 1st base).

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Park 6.03113702.36
Beimel (H, 9)0.11110001.38
Falkenborg (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.12331109.82
Wade 1.11002102.36
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (W, 4-12)7.062211005.73
Walker (H, 14)0.20001104.37
Wilson (S, 24)1.10000004.37

WP: Park.
IBB: Rowand (by Wade).
HBP: Kent (by Walker).
Pitches-strikes: Park 91-57, Beimel 6-5, Falkenborg 20-12, Wade 28-16, Zito 109-73, Walker 11-5, Wilson 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Park 11-0, Beimel 1-0, Falkenborg 0-0, Wade 3-0, Zito 9-1, Walker 0-1, Wilson 3-1.
Batters faced: Park 24, Beimel 2, Falkenborg 4, Wade 7, Zito 27, Walker 4, Wilson 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Falkenborg 1-1, Wade 2-2, Wilson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 40,741.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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