Updated: Aug 14
Johnny Cueto had an outing like his old self tonight and it fueled the Giants to victory. Cueto took a no-hitter into the bottom of the 6th and Hunter Pence misplayed a fly ball to end the bid. Cueto allowed 2 hits and 4 runs while walking and striking out 3 batters each. The Giants had the bases loaded with 2 outs in the top of the 1st inning, but Hunter Pence popped out to end the threat. Austin Slater and Mike Yastrzemski hit solo shots in the top of the 3rd to give the Giants a 2-0 lead. It was Slater's first home run since last year against the Padres in late August. He came up and hit his 2nd home run of the game in the top of the 5th to push the Giants lead to 3 runs. Donovan Solano added his 2nd hit of the game with a double and then scored on a Mike Yastrzemski double to make it a 4-0 game. Solano has extended his career-best hitting streak to 13 games. Hunter Pence singled and went to 2nd on a Darin Ruf walk and up came Chadwick Tromp. Tromp grounded out to advance the runners but Mauricio Dubon hit a sacrifice to score Pence. The Giants 1-4 hitters went 9-19 with 4 RBIs and 2 doubles and 2 homers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers made things interesting tonight. They took the loss after being no-hit until the bottom of the 6th inning. Enrique Hernandez led the inning off with what should have been a routine fly ball to Hunter Pence, instead it flew over his head. Hernandez wound up on 3rd and then scored on an Austin Barnes ground out. Joc Pederson walked and then Mookie Betts popped out as Cody Bellinger stepped up. He walked and Justin Turner launched his first home run of the year to left field to make it a 5-4 game. The Dodgers had just 2 hits on the night going 1-6 with 7 runners left in scoring position. Clayton Kershaw took a rare loss to the Giants after 4 1/3 innings with 4 runs allowed off 7 hits while striking out 6 and walking 1 batter.