Dodgers Tie For First After Sweeping Giants
By Eric Lemus
Jul 30, 2012 - 2:07:14 PM

SAN FRANCISCO—The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in first place in the National League West Division after sweeping the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco over the weekend.

Clayton Kershaw, P.
Behind a complete game shutout from ace Clayton Kershaw on Sunday, the Blue Crew moved into a tie for the top spot in the West. Kershaw, the life-long Dodger, had plenty of help on the offensive side from a few new faces in L.A.

Short stop Luis Cruz, who is filling in for the injured Dee Gordon, extended his hitting streak to 12 games after a 2-4, 2 RBI game.

The Dodgers biggest acquisition, Hanley Ramirez, was huge in the series. Friday night, Ramirez broke a 3-3- tie in the 10th inning with a solo home run that gave the Dodgers the lead and eventually the win.

Luis Cruz, SS.
Saturday, Ramirez went 2-5 and drove in 3 runs as the Dodgers routed the Giants 10-0. Hanley added another RBI Sunday and helped complete the sweep.

The Giants were without all-star Pablo Sandoval for the entire series.

Since joining the Dodgers, Ramirez is 7-21 (.333) with 7 RBIs and 3 walks in only 5 games. The Dodgers are 3-2 with Ramirez.

Hanley Ramirez, 3B.
The Dodgers will now host the Arizona Diamondbacks; both teams are 7-3 over the last 10 games.

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