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WATCH: Los Angeles Dodgers break out in 9-2 win over San Francisco Giants, even series

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 2021-10-10

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Chris Taylor responded to his first start of the postseason with two hits and three runs scored Saturday night, igniting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-2 romp over the host San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of their National League Division Series.

Aided by left-hander Julio Urias’ five strong innings, the Dodgers evened the best-of-five series that now heads to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4.

Urias (1-0) contributed a two-out, RBI single to a two-run second inning before watching his teammates, shut out by three Giants pitchers in Game 1, bust out for the first time in the series with a four-run sixth.

With Los Angeles clinging to a 2-1 lead, Trea Turner’s double set the stage for two-run doubles by Cody Bellinger and A.J. Pollock after the Giants pulled starter Kevin Gausman (0-1) three batters into the inning.

Making his first career postseason start, Gausman was charged with four runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out seven.

The Dodgers made it a blowout with a three-run eighth that featured a solo home run by Will Smith. Taylor and Pollock both singled in the inning before pinch-hitter Matt Beaty and Corey Seager provided RBI singles.

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Los Angeles bombed the Giants’ normally reliable bullpen for five runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Urias, who left for a pinch hitter in the Dodgers’ four-run sixth, limited the Giants to one run and three hits. He walked one and struck out five in improving his career postseason record to 7-2.

Donovan Solano and Brandon Crawford drove in the Giants’ runs, Solano with a sacrifice fly in the second and Crawford with an RBI single in the sixth.

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Pollock and Smith scored twice apiece for the Dodgers, who had totaled just three runs in their first two postseason games, including a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL wild-card game.

Buster Posey had three hits and Crawford two for the Giants, who were outhit 11-6.

–Field Level Media

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