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Dodgers fail to capitalize early in 2-0 loss to Giants

Dodgers fail to capitalize early in 2-0 loss to Giants

At this juncture of September, with the Dodgers close enough to touch a fourth consecutive division title, a result like Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to San Francisco neither creates panic nor evokes comfort. There is little reason for the Dodgers to fret about the immediate future. The team still holds a five-game lead in the National League West with 11 to play. 

On a muggy night at Chavez Ravine, Manager Dave Roberts chose not to extend Rich Hill beyond the fifth inning. His lone blemish was a solo homer in the fifth. Hill gave up six hits but struck out seven. Roberts chalked the decision up to “preservation” of Hill, who has dealt with blisters on his hand for...

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