Clayton Kershaw helps Dodgers end 11-game skid, wins 17th

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The Giants visit Anaheim in April and Seattle in July.

"It's late, I'm hitting third ..." I'm like, 'Is this a real game?' " he said.

"It was a little bit of Tommy-ball tonight", manager Bruce Bochy said.

Bay Bridge Twist: The first half ends with three home games against the A's and the second half kicks off with three in Oakland.

What else could go wrong for these two teams?

For options outside of the organization, I really don't see the Dodgers making too many moves, especially with the 2018-2019 free agency super class coming up. "I think it was warranted". For Giants fans who were up, at least this was a win. Playing it cool went to the side tonight. That's a lot of smoke, and also a lot of fireworks. Other than these guys the only guy I see the Dodgers looking at is Brandon Morrow unless Chase Utley decides he wants to play for free. He allowed eight hits and two runs.

With a break in the rain - and no more showing on the radar - the game finally resumed after the latest delay of 2 hours, 52 minutes. "He got it done", Kershaw said of the Dodgers' closer.

The Giants (57-90) closed within 4-3 against Stripling in the seventh inning on a fielder's choice ground ball by Pence, scoring Span.

Tomlinson had been 0-for-14 with six strikeouts against Kershaw in his career before the homer, which was only the third of his career. It hasn't always been our way all the time.

Span got the Giants off to a fast start, ripping a two-run homer into McCovey Cove in the first. So, too, was the Dodgers' bat boy, who just so happened to be Champ Pederson (Joc Pederson's older brother).

But Blach couldn't hold the lead. The Dodgers batted around in the fourth, using two walks and five singles to scramble back, tying the score on Corey Seager's two-run line drive over the out-stretched reach of Panik at second.

Chris Taylor is getting the day off after batting leadoff on Sunday, and Granderson will jump up in the order to take his spot at the top of the order against Giants' righty Chris Stratton.

That lead didn't last, either.

Tomlinson was not able to fully enjoy his night. "Made Boch look like a genius", he said. Since we're on the subject of super bullpens, the Dodgers may still make a run at Zach Britton, since they had reported interest in him during the deadline.

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