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LOS ANGELES -- Second baseman Drew Gordon drove in the tie-breaking run and stole three bases, sparking the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday before a crowd of 47,199 at Dodger Stadium.

Center fielder Matt Kemp added a solo home run as the Dodgers (20-18) beat the National League West-leading Giants (23-14) for only the second time in the last nine meetings at home, in addition to ending a three-game losing streak.

Gordon slapped an RBI double to left off reliever Jeremy Affeldt (0-1), barely past the glove of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, scoring catcher Drew Butera and giving the Dodgers a 3-2 lead with two out in the seventh inning.

Right fielder Yasiel Puig, who extended his hitting streak to 10 games, lined a ground-rule double to left, scoring Gordon for a 4-2 advantage.

San Francisco threatened in the eighth, loading the bases with two out, but reliever Brian Wilson forced right fielder Hunter Pence to foul out to Butera.

Los Angeles starter Zack Greinke (6-1) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and three walks. Greinke, who threw 112 pitches including 74 for strikes, also hit a batter.

Giants starter Matt Cain returned from the disabled list and gave up two runs on three hits with four walks and four strikeouts on 92 pitches, 53 of them strikes, in five innings. He also hit a batter.

The Giants loaded the bases in the first and second innings. Greinke struck out Sandoval to get out of the first inning, but he wasn't so fortune in the second, as the Giants scored two runs on Pence's sacrifice fly and catcher Buster Posey's RBI single.

The Dodgers tied the score in the sixth. Gordon, who went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs, scored when Adrian Gonzalez grounded into a double play before Kemp, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, followed with an single to left that scored Puig with two out.

Gordon's three steals boosted his total to a major league-leading 24 this season.

NOTES: Giants 1B Brandon Belt, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken thumb after being hit by a pitch in Friday's victory, is expected to miss at least six weeks. ... San Francisco RHP George Kontos was optioned to Class AAA Fresno to make room for RHP Matt Cain, who was activated Saturday. The Giants also purchased the contract of OF Tyler Colvin from Fresno. ... Los Angeles C A.J. Ellis began a two-game rehab assignment Saturday with Class AAA Albuquerque. ... 3B Juan Uribe missed his second straight game because of a sore hamstring. He is listed as day-to-day. ... The Giants are 17-4 this season when they scored the first run of the game. ... Giants RHP Tim Hudson (4-2, 1.99 ERA) will face Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 0.66) in the series finale Sunday.
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