LOS ANGELES — Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and the San Francisco Giants defeated Los Angeles 5-2 on Monday night, keeping the Dodgers winless since the All-Star break.
The Giants’ 10th win in their past 12 games moved them past Colorado into second place in the National League West, four games behind idle San Diego.
The Dodgers have lost five in a row, including a four-game sweep at St. Louis, since the break and seven of their past 11. They dominated the Giants in the first half, winning five of six, including a three-game sweep last month in San Francisco.
But they never got their offense untracked against Madison Bumgarner (3-2). The left-hander allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2⁄3 innings. He struck out three and walked twoAll-Star Brian Wilson pitched the ninth and loaded the bases with two outs before striking out Casey Blake to earn his 26th save in 28 chances.
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The Dodgers recalled James McDonald (0-1) from Triple-A Albuquerque before the game to make his first appearance this season. The right-hander gave up four runs and nine hits in five innings, struck out five and walked two.
McDonald escaped a no outs, bases-loaded jam in the second by retiring the bottom of the Giants’ lineup in order.But San Francisco came right back in the third, scoring two runs with two outs to take the lead.
Rookie Buster Posey extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games with a RBI single that scored Andres Torres, who doubled to lead off. Pablo Sandoval followed with a RBI double that brought Posey home in time to beat the tag of Russell Martin.
The Giants took a 4-0 lead in the fourth on Schierholtz’s third homer of the season that landed over the wall in right field. Their fifth run scored on Freddy Sanchez’s sacrifice fly in the eighth, even though it appeared that Torres passed Edgar Renteria on the basepaths.
The Dodgers trailed 4-2 in the sixth. All-Star Rafael Furcal, who came in hitting .545 against the Giants and had three hits in five at-bats, led off with his seventh homer into the Dodgers’ bullpen in left field. Jamey Carroll scored the second run of the inning on a fielder’s choice grounder by Matt Kemp, crossing the plate just before third baseman Sandoval tagged out James Loney.
Los Angeles loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh, but Andre Ethier grounded out to first to end the inning.
NOTES: Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez will have a MRI today. Manager Joe Torre said the slugger felt tightness in his right calf when running Monday. ... The Giants recalled utility player Eugenio Velez from Triple-A Fresno and optioned RHP Joe Martinez to Fresno. ... Former Giants Hall of Fame announcer Lon Simmons turned 87 on Monday.