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San Francisco loses in the tenth

LOS ANGELES -- Pinch-hitter Luis Gonzalez singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and Juan Pierre had a season-high three RBIs, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

Giants reliever Brad Hennessey escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and Tyler Walker did likewise in the Dodgers' ninth, striking out Russell Martin and retiring Delwyn Young on a groundout.

But Andy LaRoche beat out an infield hit to shortstop leading off the 10th against Dan Giese (0-2), who was relieved by Jack Taschner after Chin-Lung Hu advanced LaRoche with a sacrifice.

Gonzalez then lined a 2-2 pitch to left-center to drive in LaRoche.

Dodgers closer Takashi Saito (2-1) pitched two hitless innings for the win.

Giants starter Travis Blackley allowed five runs and seven hits over 3 2-3 innings in his second start of the season after getting staked to a 4-0 lead.

The Dodgers began their rally in the third with Pierre's RBI groundout and Matt Kemp's run-scoring double. They went ahead 5-4 in the fourth, as Martin led off with his 19th homer and Pierre added a two-run single that chased Blackley.

Dan Ortmeier got Blackley off the hook in the fifth, sending his sixth homer deep into the left-field pavilion on a 2-0 pitch from Mark Hendrickson to tie it.

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