San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to back nearly eight innings of stellar pitching from Chris Heston, and San Francisco topped Arizona by a 4-1 count in the third edition of a four-game series.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu's failure to turn a possible inning-ending double play ultimately did more damage to the Colorado Rockies than his two-run homer off Zack Greinke did against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Zack Greinke has earned Don Mattingly's confidence during his time with the Los Angeles Dodgers. So when he got a visit from his manager in the seventh inning after throwing 91 pitches, the right-hander convinced him to let him stay in the game.
LOS ANGELES - Ten years ago, perhaps even five years ago, Adrian Gonzalez would have gone into a game like the one he played on Saturday night with ideas of pulling the baseball or hitting it to the opposite field.
HOUSTON - There was a 10-run outburst in Texas on Wednesday, and several notable games from Mike Trout, including a two-homer, five-runs-batted-in power trip in Houston on Friday night. Kole Calhoun is heating up, David Freese has slugged three home runs, and Johnny Giavotella is batting .313 from the ninth spot.