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Oct 1, 2:08 AM EDT

Bolsinger loses third straight in Dodgers' 5-0 setback

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Mike Bolsinger's bid for a spot on the postseason roster didn't go his way.

Bolsinger failed to complete five innings in his fourth consecutive start and took the loss in the Dodgers' 5-0 setback to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, a day after clinching the NL West title.

"It has been disappointing this month, but it has been a really good year," Bolsinger said. "A lot better than last year. I feel like I put myself in position to make that (postseason) roster. You want to finish strong. It's out of my hands now."

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Bolsinger complained of a heavy arm.

"He seemed a little shaky," Mattingly said.

Bolsinger, who started the season 4-1, chalked it up to his workload.

"It's September, it's a little heavy," Bolsinger said. "I still haven't quite figured out the routine."

Mike Leake pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout, and the Giants jumped to an early lead, then rode Leake to beat the Dodgers for the eighth time in nine games at AT&T Park.

Leake (11-10) struck out one and walked three to win for just the second time in nine starts since being acquired in a trade from Cincinnati on July 30. The impending free agent faced only three over the minimum.

Jimmy Rollins singled in the fourth for the Dodgers, who remain one game behind the New York Mets for the No. 2 seed in the NL. The two teams will play each other in the NL Division Series, though homefield advantage for that showdown has yet to be decided.

Matt Duffy had three hits, including a two-run home run, while Nick Noonan hit his first career homer for the Giants, who have won four of five.

The game drew another sellout crowd to the Giants' waterfront ballpark, but had far less emotion than Tuesday's game, which ended with Los Angeles players celebrating their third consecutive NL West title in the defending World Series champions' stadium.

There was no celebration this time, though the Giants relished playing spoiler to their long-time rivals by keeping them behind the Mets.

Bolsinger (6-6) gave up three runs and four hits in 3 1-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two but remained winless since Sept. 4.


Dodgers: Yasiel Puig faced live pitching but has not yet been cleared to run the bases. Puig has been out since Aug. 28 with a hamstring injury.

Giants: 1B Brandon Belt underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Belt, who hasn't played since Sept. 18, has been sidelined with a concussion and recently visited concussion specialist Dr. Michael Collins in Pittsburgh. He's expected to be recovered in time for spring training. ... INF Nori Aoki is also meeting with Collins to see if he can be cleared to return before the season ends.


Dodgers: LHP Brett Anderson (9-9) pitches against San Francisco on Thursday afternoon. Anderson has beaten the Giants just once in eight previous career starts.

Giants: RHP Tim Hudson (8-8) will make the final start of his 17-year career in the series finale. Hudson, a four-time All-Star, has 222 career wins, including two against the Dodgers this season.

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