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Dodgers lose to Giants in history-making pitchers' matchup

Dodgers lose to Giants in history-making pitchers' matchup

On a night when Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner made history by starting opposite each other, the game was decided by pitchers of considerably less stature. Chris Hatcher served up a one-out single in the ninth inning to Buster Posey and plunked Justin Maxwell, which led to J.P. Howell giving up a walk-off sacrifice fly to Joe Panik that resulted in a 3-2 defeat for the Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. In addition the losing to the Giants for the second time in as many nights, the Dodgers might have also lost catcher A.J. Ellis. The pitch that struck Maxwell also struck Ellis on his throwing hand. With trainer Stan Conte by his side, Ellis tried to...

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