At the start of Friday night’s game Juan Uribe had 65 RBI in his three years with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Uribe would knock in seven sparking a 10-2 pounding of the last place San Francisco Giants.
Giants’ starter Matt Cain would only last two and a third innings as the Dodgers’ offense beat him up pretty good with six hits and eight runs. Cain, who hasn’t been himself this year, walked four and saw his ERA inflate to 4.85 on the season.
Down 1-0, the career night for Uribe started after a double with the bases loaded in the second inning scored a pair. At the time of that double, it was only the 19th extra-base hit for a Dodgers third baseman all season.
The third inning would be the second highest total scored in an inning as they scored six. Interestingly enough the highest runs in one inning for the Dodgers this season came in San Francisco on May 4th as they scored seven.
With one run in on a Hanley Ramirez single, the Dodgers loaded the bases for AJ Ellis. Coming into the night the Dodgers were 11-for-68 (.162) with the bases loaded. Ellis singled to knock in a run for the second bases loaded hit of the night for the team.
Uribe would follow with a bases clearing triple to knock Cain out of the game and give the Dodgers a commanding 7-1 lead with still only one out in the third. The big hit gave the Dodgers an unprecedented three straight hits with the bases loaded.
The very next batter, Dodgers’ starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, got into the fun with a run scoring single of his own for his fourth RBI.
Ryu was pretty good on the mound as well limiting the Giants to four hits over 6.2 innings. This would be the lefty’s first win against the Giants in four tries this season.
As if Uribe wasn’t already having a great night, he would come to the plate in the seventh inning and smack a two-run shot into the left-center field gap to leave him just a single short of the cycle. He has now moved his average up to .280 and given the Dodgers a big lift hitting .341 in his last ten starts.
The Dodgers, now winners of the last 11 of 13, will look to continue their winning ways tomorrow sending Stephen Fife (3-2, 2.83) to oppose Madison Bumgarner (8-5, 3.08).
WP: Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3)
LP: Matt Cain (5-5)
Hanley Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 15 and is now 30-for-61(.492) during the streak.
Matt Kemp will likely be out a few days after coming out of the game after only two innings with an irritated AC Joint in the left shoulder. DL is a possibility but for now he is day-to-day.
Yasiel Puig is only 3 for his last 14 but extended his hit streak to nine.