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GAME FEATURES: The Giants (107–55, regular season) vs. Dodgers (106–56) at Dodger Stadium, 6:07 pm PT. TV: TBS; Brian Anderson (play by play), Ron Darling (color commentary), Lauren Schehadi (reporter). RADIO: KNBR 104.5 FM / 680 AM (English), KSFN 1510 AM (Spanish)
PITCHERS: Anthony DeSklafani (13-7, regular season, 3.17 ERA) vs. Walker Buhler (16-4, 2.47)
CHANCE: Dodgers -155; Giants +135. HIGHER / LESS: 7.5.
SERIES: The Giants lead the Dodgers 2-1 in the NLDS Top 5 ranking after San Francisco won Game 3 for All Ages on Monday night. San Francisco won 10-9 regular season games this year.
The Giants and Dodgers head into the Chavez Gorge on Tuesday night for the fourth elimination game in their National League series after San Francisco’s epic 1-0 win in Game 3 on Monday night. Evan Longoria broke a 1 in 35 skid with a home run from Max Scherzer in the fifth inning for the only run of the game.
San Francisco ruled out the notorious Dodgers attack as starter Alex Wood (4 2/3 innings, two hits, four strikes) for the second time in the series, paired with Tyler Rogers, Jake McGee and a rookie closer to Camilo Doval with five hits. lockout. Doval escaped with two scoreless innings, becoming the only rookie in the process to save at least two innings and not allow a baserunner since saves became official statistics in 1969.
The Giants got help from outstanding shortstop defense Brandon Crawford, whose jump tackle on Mukey Betts’ liner ended in the seventh inning and robbed the Dodgers of a decisive game, and center fielder Stephen Duggar, who knocked Chris Taylor down with a potential draw. RBI doubles in sixth. The Giants also got a short break from Mother Nature to end the game when high winds in Los Angeles prevented Gavin Lux from accelerating 106.9 mph from Doval, allowing Duggar to catch him on the warning track to end the game.
Game four will feature Giants right-hander Anthony DeSklafani picking up the mound for his first postseason performance as San Francisco tries to advance to the NLCS for the first time since 2014. The 31-year-old has started six times against the Dodgers and is 0-3 with a 7.33 ERA and six allowed home runs. However, DeSklafani’s last start against Los Angeles resulted in six scoreless innings in an eventual 3-2 win for the Giants on September 3.
Late Tuesday morning, the Dodgers announced that they would go with right-hander ace Walker Buehler for a three-day rest in Game 4 on Tuesday night. Buhler took the first game defeat last Friday, giving up three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings when Logan Webb and the Giants won 4-0.
Former Distinguished Player of Vacaville High School and St Mary’s College Tony Gonsolin was also considered for the Dodgers. Gonsolin, who has yet to pitch this postseason, started 13 games for Los Angeles in the regular season and was 4-1 with a 3.23 ERA.
If the Giants win again in Los Angeles on Tuesday, they will advance to the National League championship streak for the first time since 2012, with the Braves likely to be their opponents. Still, Tuesday’s Dodgers’ win makes Thursday the fifth winner-take-all game at Oracle Park with Webb on the mound towards San Francisco.