LOS ANGELES Anyone who watched Madison Bumgarner outduelClayton Kershaw knew that Monday nights game was one that will endure inmemory.
But its doubtful that any of the 36,878 paying customersrealized how special it was.
Bumgarner and Kershaw each struck out 10 and didnt walk abatter in eight innings. Bumgarner was a bit better in the Giants 2-1 victory.
It was only the third time in the live-ball era that twopitchers each compiled at least 10 strikeouts without walking a batter.
Thats right. In at least 91 years of baseball history, overthousands upon thousands of box scores, this has only happened two other times and never before by two left-handed pitchers.
The other instances all involved right-handers.
On July 12, 1997 at Fenway Park, Torontos Roger Clemensstruck out 16 and Aaron Sele struck out 11. The Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 3-1.
And on April 9, 2003 at Wrigley Field, Mark Prior struck out14 in a four-hit shutout. Javier Vazquez struck out 14 in seven innings forMontreal in the Cubs 3-0 victory.
Umpire Derryl Cousins worked third base at Fenway that dayin 1997. He was working first base Monday night.
Looking to split a four-game series at home with the Padres, Bruce Bochy is going with a Giants rookie at second base on Sunday.
San Diego Padres (42-55)
1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Carlos Asuaje (L) 2B
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
5. Jabari Blash (R) LF
6. Hector Sanchez (S) C
7. Cory Spangenberg (L) 3B
8. Allen Cordoba (R) SS
9. Dinelson Lamet (R) P
San Francisco Giants (38-61)
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Hunter Pence (R) RF
7. Miguel Gomez (S) 2B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
9. Ty Blach (R) P
Sergio Romo is headed to the American League.
After being designated for assignment on Thursday, the veteran reliever was traded by the Dodgers along with cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday evening.
The Dodgers will receive cash considerations or a player to be named later.
Romo's first season with the team he grew up rooting for didn't go as planned. In 30 games, Romo posted a 6.12 ERA.
The Brawley-native was drafted by the Giants in 2005 and spent nine seasons pitching for San Francisco.