Giants drop game and series to arch rival dodgers

The Giants dropped Wednesday nights series finale to the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 and in doing so lost the series as well dropping their record to 2-5 to start the season. In what looked to be a short outing for Derek Holland (0-1) turned out to be a fine one as he survived a rough first inning where he threw thirty-two pitches and gave up a homer to Kike Hernandez, but would settle in to last 5 innings recording 7 strikeouts to earn the no decision. The Giants would rally in the fourth to take the lead over the Dodgers thanks to home runs by Steven Duggar and Brandon Belt, it was Belts second homer in two days. The Dodgers would retake the lead in the seventh inning as Austin Barnes started the inning off dropping in a double . Pinch hitter Alex Verdugo who hit a solo homer the night before struck out swinging off a Reyes Moronta (0-1) changeup, the next batter was Kike Hernandez who drew a walk followed by a Justin Turner fly ball that moved Barnes over to third with two outs set up former world series hero David Freese as the next man up. Freese would take a Moronta fastball and drove it off the wall in right center driving in both the tying a go ahead run giving the Dodgers a 4-3 heading into the eighth inning. The Dodgers would add an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth on a Chris Taylor triple off the right center wall pushing the lead to 5-3. Kenley Jansen would retire the Giants in order in the top of the ninth to secure the Dodgers the series win. The Giants now will shift to their home opener hosting the Tampa Bay Rays (5-2) as the welcome in the new era of their home park which is now renamed Oracle Park. Derek Rodriguez(1-0) will be the one to take the hill and be opposite Tyler Glasnow(1-0).