Pillar drives in only run in Giants’ 1-0 win

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By Jeremy Kahn

On a night where the San Francisco Giants got only one run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the top of the first inning, and it was able to stand up.

Kevin Pillar grounded out to Justin Turner to score Mike Yastrzemski from third base, helping the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Yastrzemski singled off the game, when to second on a Evan Longoria walk and Stephen Vogt loaded the bases when he singled to right with one out in the inning.

Pillar, who grew up about 30 miles northwest of Dodger Stadium in West Hills grounded to third and Yastrzemski scored what proved to be the only run of the game.

Tyler Beede was fantastic, as he went the required five innings to pick up his fourth win of the season.

Beede went those five innings, allowing zero runs and scattering four hits, walking three and striking out five.

Six different closed it out for the Giants, as Shawn Anderson, Tyler Rogers, Andrew Suarez, Sam Coonrod, Fernando Abad and Jandel Gustave went the final four innings, allowing zero hits, walking one and striking out two.

Gustave closed it out, as he walked A.J. Pollock to lead off the inning, but Garrett Lux lined out to Pillar in center and then Gustave picked up his first major league save, as he got Enrique Hernandez to ground into a double play to end the game and give the series to the Giants with the finale coming on Sunday.

Abad came up huge to close out the bottom of the eighth inning, as he got Cody Bellinger to ground into an inning-ending double play on just two pitches.

Bellinger also ended the bottom of the fifth inning, as he flew out to Yastrzemski in left field with the bases loaded.

Tony Gonsolin was the hard luck loser on this night, as he went just four innings, allowing one run on just two hits, walking four and striking out four.

It was the 107th career victory for Bruce Bochy at Dodger Stadium, the most by any visiting manager since the ballpark opened in 1962.

NOTES: Alex Dickerson returned to the Bay Area to get a cortiaone injection for his sorre right oblique. Dickerson could comeback before the season closes on September 29. Zach Green was recalled from Sacramento and was placed on the 60-day injured list with an impingement in his left hip. With Green on the 60-day injured list, it made room for Left-hander Wandy Peralta, who was claimed off of waivers by the Giants from the Cincinnati Reds.

UP NEXT: Dereck Rodriguez closes out the series and the road trip for the Giants, as he takes the mound. Left-hander Julio Urias will take the hill for the Dodgers in the finale. Game time set for 1:10 p.m.

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