Another day, another shutout for the San Francisco Giants over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Buster Posey hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning and the Giants defeated the Dodgers 4-0 on a misty Wednesday night at AT&T Park.
Posey went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI as he extended his hitting streak to a season best 12 consecutive games.
For the second time in a month, Tim Lincecum dominated the Boys in Blue commanding the strike zone over seven strong innings holding the Dodgers scoreless allowing just three hits for his fourth consecutive win at home.
"We've gotten back where we are right now with quality starts," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "Timmy, he's on a nice roll now."
The Giants have won six-straight overall at home and have shutout the Dodgers on back-to-back nights for the first time since 2012.
Brett Anderson, matched Lincecum for most of the game allowing three runs on six hits in 6.1 innings. It was Anderson's third start in a row in the rain as heavy mist covered the field for most of the game.
"If there's a drought somewhere I should go there," Anderson joked of the weather during his starts. "If you're in need of some rain, send me there for a couple days."
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Anderson was replaced by Yimi Garcia in the seventh inning and it was Garcia who surrendered the two-run homer to Posey. It was Garcia's fifth home run allowed in his last five appearances.
"My stuff was pretty good tonight," Anderson said after the game. "I had too many walks and made two pitches I wish I could take back. One was the double to Posey and the other was the atrocious pitch I made to Crawford."
Yasmani Grandal led off the fifth inning with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch. However, the Dodgers failed to score extending their streak of men left on base without a run scored to 23.
"It's very difficult, especially when we're not getting guys on base," Grandal said. "It's going to happen. It might as well happen right now. It's early in the season still."
With the chants of "Beat LA," ringing throughout the park, the Giants rallied in the bottom half of the sixth with two outs. After a leadoff double by Buster Posey, Andrew Susac walked with two outs and Brandon Crawford drove in the run with an RBI single to left.
Grandal was robbed of a home run two innings later when Angel Pagan leapt at the wall and caught the ball just before it sailed over the center field wall.
Posey hit a 93MPH fastball to left center in the bottom of the seventh. It was Posey's seventh long ball on the season and his 23rd RBI on the year.
The Dodgers offense has been anemic as of late. Los Angeles has only scored two runs in their last 29 innings and are scoreless in 23 straight innings to date. They have left 23 men on base over that span.
Speaking of streaks, Lincecum is on a 22-inning scoreless streak of his own at AT&T Park.
The Giants have won five consecutive games against the Dodgers at home for the first time since 2003 and haven't won six-straight at home against Los Angeles since 1972.
The Giants recorded their major league leading seventh shutout of the season.
Tim Lincecum passed Carl Hubbel for fourth on the San Francisco Giants all-time strikeouts list with 1,680.