Chris Taylor lined a walk-off single to right field with one out in the 10th inning Sunday night, allowing the Los Angeles Dodgers to wrap up their regular-season home schedule with a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
It took just three pitches in the inning for the Dodgers to send the crowd home happy. Amed Rosario was pinch running for the designated runner, and he took third on Kolten Wong’s infield out on the first pitch he saw. Taylor then fell behind 0-1 before finding open space in right field with his game-winner off Giants closer Camilo Doval (6-6).
Winning pitcher Shelby Miller (3-0) blanked the Giants in the top of the 10th, getting Patrick Bailey to ground into an inning-ending double play after the visitors loaded the bases with one out.
The loss, which left San Francisco (77-79) five games out of the final National League wild card spot with just six games to play, came where the Giants had been at their best this season. They had been 11-3 in extra-inning games, whereas the Dodgers (96-59) had been 5-6.
Before Taylor’s heroics, neither team had scored since the fifth and well after Dodgers starter Lance Lynn and Giants bulk-inning reliever Tristan Beck had exited after effective stints.
Lynn carried a two-hit shutout and 2-0 lead into the fifth before it disappeared within four pitches when Tyler Fitzgerald singled and LaMonte Wade Jr. crushed his 17th home run of the season to center field.
Lynn was pulled in a 2-2 tie after six innings, charged with two runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out six.
After Giants opener Ryan Walker threw a scoreless first, Beck also fell surrendered a two-run homer, James Outman’s 22nd, in the second inning. It followed a one-out double by J.D. Martinez.
Beck wound up going 4 1/3 innings without allowing another run. He allowed four hits and no walks, striking out three.
Martinez had two doubles for the Dodgers, who went 5-2 on their final homestand.
Fitzgerald, Thairo Estrada and Wilmer Flores had two hits each for the Giants, who completed their regular-season road slate by going 2-8 on their final trip.