As Vin Scully’s Death Announced, Dodgers Beat Giants 9–5

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
August 3, 2022 Updated: August 3, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO—In a game played as Vin Scully’s death was announced by the Dodgers, Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 9–5 on Tuesday night behind Mookie Betts’ home run and three RBIs.

The Giants played a tribute on their video board after the final out at Oracle Park, the stadium where in October 2016 Scully broadcast the final game of his 67 seasons with the Dodgers. He died Tuesday at age 94.

“It was first-class by the Giants,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “It’s sort of an emotional roller-coaster and it was kind of a little subdued.”

Los Angeles won its six straight game over the Giants and improved the major leagues’ best record to 70–33.

Tyler Anderson (12–1) won his fourth straight decision, Betts finished a triple shy of the cycle and Gavin Lux and Cody Bellinger drove in two runs apiece.

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits an RBI triple in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart, right, during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)

Trea Turner and Austin Barnes added RBIs for Los Angeles, which has won six of its last seven games.

Turner extended his hitting streak to 20 games.

Anderson allowed five runs and six hits in five innings with four walks and three strikeouts.

Joey Bart homered for San Francisco, which fell to 3–10 since the All-Star break. David Villar and Luis González also drove in runs for the Giants.

The Dodgers jumped to a 6–0 lead against Alex Wood (7–9), who had stints with the Dodgers from 2015–18 and in 2020. He gave up six runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.

San Francisco closed with a five-run fourth.

Los Angeles extended its lead in the eighth inning, scoring three runs on four consecutive extra-base hits from Lux, Barnes, Bellinger and Betts.

Dodgers relievers Evan Phillips, Alex Vesia, Chris Martin and David Price combined to pitch the final four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Evan Phillips reacts after striking out San Francisco Giants’ Austin Slater to retire the Giants during the sixth inning in relief with bases loaded of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)

Dodgers Acquire Gallo

Ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, the Dodgers acquired OF Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees for minor league RHP Clayton Beeter.

Los Angeles also traded IF/OF Jake Lamb to the Seattle Mariners for cash and sent RHP Mitch White and minor league IF Alex De Jesus to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitchers Nick Frasso and Moises Brito.

Run On The Move

The Giants traded IF/OF Darin Ruf to the New York Mets for INF/OF J.D. Davis and minor league pitchers Carson Seymour, Nick Zwack and Thomas Szapucki.

San Francisco also traded RHP Trevor Rosenthal to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league OF Tristan Peters and C Curt Casali and LHP Matthew Boyd to the Mariners for minor league RHP Michael Stryffeler and C Andy Thomas.

The Giants assigned RHP Angel Rondón outright to Triple-A Sacramento and recalled LHP Alex Young, while RHP Tobias Myers was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox and RHP Kervin Castro was claimed by the Cubs.

Trainer’s Room

Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner (abdominal strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list, backdated to July 30. Los Angeles selected the contract of IF/OF Miguel Vargas from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

IF/OF Chris Taylor (left foot fracture) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Taylor started in left field and went 0 for 3.

Giants: SS Brandon Crawford (left knee inflammation) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento, going 0 for 1 with a walk.

OF Joc Pederson and SS Thairo Estrada are both recovering well from concussions and expected to return when first eligible to come off the 7-day concussion injured list on Saturday and Monday, respectively.

Up Next

Dodgers LHP Julio Urías (10–6, 2.71 ERA) looks for his eighth straight win Wednesday night. Urías has allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his last 10 starts.

Giants RHP Alex Cobb (3–5, 4.06) tries to snap a four-game losing streak. Cobb’s last win came May 17 at Colorado.