KEY MOMENT: The Giants blew open the game in the seventh inning, when they scored three runs to increase their lead to 4-0. The first run of the inning scored when Joe Panik singled off Dodgers starter Brett Anderson to drive in Casey McGehee. Anderson was relieved by Yimi Garcia, who promptly served up a two-run home run to Buster Posey.
ON THE MOUND: Anderson pitched into the seventh inning for the first time this season and was charged with three runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings. The defeat was the first since April 21 for Anderson, who was unbeaten in his last four starts. Right-hander Sergio Santos pitched a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts for the Dodgers.
AT THE PLATE: Over the first seven innings of the game, the Dodgers were limited to three hits and two walks by Tim Lincecum. They had runners on second and third base with two outs in the eighth inning, but left-hander Javier Lopez forced Adrian Gonzalez to hit into an inning-ending groundout. The Dodgers finished the game with six hits, including two by Howie Kendrick.
EXTRA BASES: A.J. Ellis will catch Clayton Kershaw in the series finale Thursday. … Right-hander Joel Peralta, who is sidelined with nerve-related problems, has resumed playing catch. … The Dodgers will host their third annual LGBT night on June 19. For ticket packages that include a ticket to the game against the Giants that day and a T-shirt, visit dodgers.com/LGBT.
UP NEXT: Clayton Kershaw (2-2, 4.24 ERA) will face the Giants and Madison Bumgarner (4-2, 3.20) at AT&T Park on Wednesday at 7 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020.