Offense was at a premium for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants through much of Wednesday’s game at AT&T Park. Alex Wood struck out four of the first six batters faced, and didn’t allow a hit until Drew Stubbs’ leadoff single in the bottom of the sixth.
To that point, Wood had allowed just one baserunner — Brandon Belt on a one-out walk in the fourth inning. While he was keeping the Giants in check, Johnny Cueto was similarly stymying Dodger hitters.
Cueto did allow back-to-back singles to Corey Seager and Justin Turner in the first, but got out of the inning unscathed. Cueto retired nine in a row before walking Adrian Gonzalez with one out in the fourth.
Yasiel Puig singled with two outs but nothing came of it. The Dodgers finally managed to get to the veteran right-hander in the sixth, taking a 3-0 lead.
Seager’s leadoff home run broke the scoreless tie:
Seager’s home run was estimated at 462 feet, which bests his previous career-long homer of 449-feet, hit last August at Coors Field. The young shortstop’s latest blast tied him with Texas Rangers’ Joey Gallo and Carlos Gomez for longest home run this season, per Statcast.
However, ESPN’s Home Run Tracker listed Seager’s homer at a more pedestrian 446 feet. Celebrating his 23rd birthday on Thursday, Seager hit a solo home run in the first inning.