Dodgers 7, San Fran­cisco 3

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Dy­lan Her­nan­dez

KEY MO­MENT: With two on and two outs in the top of the sec­ond in­ning, right fielder An­dre Ethier made a div­ing catch at the warn­ing track in right-cen­ter to take away a cer­tain ex­tra-base hit from Joe Panik. The spec­tac­u­lar catch al­most cer­tainly pre­vented two runs from scor­ing and pre­served a 4-1 ad­van­tage for the Dodgers.

ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke im­proved to 4-0 by lim­it­ing the Gi­ants to three runs over six innings. This was ar­guably the least sharp of Greinke’s per­for­mances this sea­son, as he gave up seven hits and two walks. At the end of four innings, his pitch count was al­ready at 86. Adam Lib­er­a­tore, Chris Hatcher and Yimi Garcia each pitched a score­less in­ning.

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers hit four home runs, which tied their sea­son high for the most in a game. Three of the home runs came in the first in­ning, as Joc Ped­er­son, Adrian Gon­za­lez and Ethier con­nected off Ryan Vo­gel­song. Jimmy Rollins home­red in the third in­ning.

EX­TRA BASES: Bran­don McCarthy said he would un­dergo Tommy John surgery Thurs­day morn­ing to re­pair a torn lig­a­ment in his el­bow. The op­er­a­tion will be per­formed by team physi­cian Neal ElAt­tra­che. McCarthy, who was in­jured Satur­day in a start in San Diego, is ex­pected to be side­lined un­til the mid­dle of next sea­son. … Car­los Frias will step into the ro­ta­tion spot that be­longed to McCarthy and start Fri­day in the open­ing game of a three-game se­ries against the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs. Scott Baker will start Satur­day. Baker limited the San Diego Padres to three runs over seven innings Sun­day. … The Dodgers’ nom­i­nees on the All-Star bal­lot are Gon­za­lez at first base, Howie Ken­drick at sec­ond, Juan Uribe at third, Rollins at short­stop, Yas­mani Gran­dal at catcher, and Yasiel Puig, Ped­er­son and Carl Craw­ford in the out­field. Puig was the only Dodgers po­si­tion player who was voted into the Na­tional League start­ing lineup last sea­son. … For­mer Dodgers left-han­der Kaz Ishii threw out the cer­e­mo­nial first pitch.

UP NEXT: The Dodgers are sched­uled for a day off Thurs­day. When they re­sume play Fri­day, Frias (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will face the Di­a­mond­backs and Rubby De La Rosa (2-1, 4.68) at Dodger Sta­dium at 7 p.m. On the air: TV: Sport­sNet LA. Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

Mark J. Ter­rill As­so­ci­ated Press

AN­DRE ETHIER HITS a two-run homer to give the Dodgers a 4-1 lead. Then he made a great play in right field.

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