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Taylor's 2 homers power Dodgers past Giants 9-2 for 50th win

Thu Jun 20 1:09am ET
By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

Players: Russell Martin, Rich Hill, Pablo Sandoval, Madison Bumgarner, Drew Pomeranz, Joe Kelly, Dylan Floro, Mike Yastrzemski, Yimi Garcia, Tyler Austin, Chris Taylor, Walker Buehler, Julio Urias, Cody Bellinger, Steven Duggar, Alex Verdugo

Los Angeles Dodgers' Rich Hill reacts after a pitch during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. Hill was taken out of the game with an injury before the second inning started. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor hits a three-run home run as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and home plate umpire Carlos Torres watch during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, rear, rounds third after hitting a two-run home run off San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Dereck Rodriguez, foreground, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


Los Angeles Dodgers' Kyle Garlick, left, is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


San Francisco Giants' Tyler Austin is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


San Francisco Giants' Tyler Austin, center, watches his home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yimi Garcia, front, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Taylor homered twice, Cody Bellinger added a solo shot, and the Los Angeles Dodgers' spotty bullpen was solid after starter Rich Hill left with an injury to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-2 Wednesday night and become the major leagues' first 50-win team.

The NL West leaders improved to a big league-best 30-9 at home. They routed their rivals for the second straight game, following up on a 9-0 win Tuesday.

Hill departed after one inning because of left forearm discomfort. The left-hander retired the side on 15 pitches with two strikeouts.

Dylan Floro (2-1) got the victory with one strikeout in two innings. He was followed by Yimi Garcia, Caleb Ferguson, Pedro Baez and Joe Kelly who combined to limit the Giants to two runs and four hits.

The Dodgers' offense got going early, powering to a 6-0 lead after three innings.

Taylor hit a two-out, three-run homer in the first off Drew Pomeranz (2-7).

Rookie Kyle Garlick added his first career homer leading off the second, Alex Verdugo had a sacrifice fly and Russell Martin had a two-out RBI single in the third, and Taylor's solo shot in the fifth made it 7-1.

Bellinger recorded his 24th homer in the seventh, a two-run shot off Dereck Rodriguez.

Los Angeles had 13 hits after recording 14 on Tuesday.

The Giants' runs came on solo homers by Tyler Austin in the fourth and Mike Yastrzemski in the sixth.

Pomeranz gave up seven runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one. He's worked past the fifth inning just once in 13 starts.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: OF Steven Duggar was scratched with a tight lower back. ... INF Pablo Sandoval pinch hit in the ninth after leaving Monday's game with an injured right pinky finger.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-6, 3.87 ERA) seeks his first win against the Dodgers since Sept. 23, 2017. He's 0-3 with a 2.43 ERA in his last six starts against them.

Dodgers: LHP Julio Urias (3-2, 3.05) comes out of the bullpen to make a spot start in place of RHP Walker Buehler, who gets extra rest. Urias is 1-1 with a 3.66 ERA in four starts this season. He hasn't pitched longer than three innings since April 18.

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