Corey Seager Hits 2 Home Runs, Dodgers Rally To Beat Giants
Corey Seager Hits 2 Home Runs, Dodgers Rally To Beat Giants
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants went into play Friday night 31.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West standings, yet continued to be a thorn in their side. However, the Giants were unable to finish what they started, as Corey Seager muscled the Dodgers to a 6-4 win.

Seager opened the scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning and later put the Dodgers ahead in the seventh with a two-run homer off Giants left-handed reliever Josh Osich.

That gave Seager his sixth career multi-home run game and 18 homers this season. His blast in the seventh was preceded by the Dodgers rallying to erase their deficit and tie the game.

Joc Pederson’s one-out double brought pinch-hitter Yasiel Puig up to the plate as the go-ahead run. Puig’s RBI groundout trimmed the Giants’ lead to 4-3, then Chris Taylor’s RBI double tied the game and set the stage for Seager.

Alex Wood scattered four hits and allowed just one run over six innings before misfortune set in. The Giants’ lone run up that point came on a Brandon Crawford solo homer that tied the game in the second inning.

Jae Gyun-Hwang’s single with one out in the top of the seventh pulled the Giants even with the Dodgers. Nick Hundley’s RBI double tied it, and Gorkys Hernandez drove an RBI double over Pederson’s head to give the Giants a lead.

It of course was all for naught as familiar bullpen troubles ultimately spelled doom. Following the Dodgers’ four-run rally, Brandon Morrow collected a pair of strikeouts en route to throwing a perfect eighth inning.

Kenley Jansen then entered and struck out the side to notch his 26th save. The Dodgers extended their winning streak to six games and secured a 30th comeback win this season. What’s more, the Dodgers won their 50th consecutive game in which they held a lead. The 1906 Chicago Cubs held the previous MLB record, with 43 such victories.