Pill HR helps Giants sweep Dodgers

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Updated: September 15, 2013

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Brett Pill’s pinch-hit solo homer in the
eighth inning was the difference, as San Francisco topped Los Angeles, 4-3, in
the finale of a four-game series.

Pill went deep off Paco Rodriguez (3-3) to give the visitors a one-run edge,
and Sergio Romo eventually gained his 35th save, but not before walking a
tightrope in the ninth.

Nick Buss led off with a single, then was sacrificed to second. Dee Gordon
followed with a base hit and stole second to put two runners in scoring
position with one out. Mark Ellis fanned but Adrian Gonzalez was given a free
pass to load the bases. However, pinch-hitter Yasiel Puig grounded into a
force at second to end the game.

Jean Machi (3-1) tossed a scoreless seventh frame for the defending World
Series champs, who have won seven of their last 10.