Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

San Francisco leads 2-0 (as of 5/25)

Game 1: Tuesday, May 24
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Game 2: Wednesday, May 25
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Game 3: Thursday, May 26
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Dodgers 2

(23-22, 11-11 away)

Giants 10

(23-22, 14-11 home)

    10:05 PM ET, May 25, 2005

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    W: B. Tomko (4-6)

    L: W. Alvarez (1-2)

    Tomko supplies Giants with eight strong innings

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brett Tomko got more moral support than run support from his teammates earlier this season. That all changed in the Giants' highest-scoring effort of the month.

    Pedro Feliz and Moises Alou hit two homers apiece and Tomko pitched eight innings of five-hit ball in San Francisco's fourth straight victory, 10-2 over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

    Feliz and Alou both homered in the first inning of the biggest offensive night since April 27 for the Giants (23-22), who pulled even with the Dodgers in the NL West standings.

    Barry Bonds wasn't missed for one night, as San Francisco's 4-5-6 hitters -- Alou, Edgardo Alfonzo and Feliz -- combined for six hits and seven RBI. Jason Ellison, Omar Vizquel and Deivi Cruz also drove in runs.

    Tomko (4-6) has earned a decision in each of his 10 starts this season, but he had received just 2.3 runs of support per nine innings, third-lowest in the NL. San Francisco scored just nine total runs in his last five starts.

    But the Giants gave him a fluffy cushion this time. Tomko, whose teammates blamed themselves for his subpar record, finished his quietly efficient outing by retiring 10 of his last 11 batters.

    "Scoring some runs and burying some people is better than anything," Tomko said. "We didn't have a lot of games where we broke out this season. ... The guys are trying. They're not purposely trying not to score runs. You've just got to ride it out."

    Feliz, who has missed just one game for the injury-plagued Giants this season, had the fifth multihomer game of his career. His shot off reliever Buddy Carlyle in the sixth inning landed deep in the left field stands, inciting raucous chants of "Beat L.A.!"

    J.D. Drew homered for the Dodgers, who have lost 10 of 13. Their slumping lineup couldn't solve Tomko, who was still throwing 95-mph fastballs in the eighth inning.

    "When things have been going the way they've been going for us, you just hope you don't get in a hole," manager Jim Tracy said. "When they hit homers and there are people on base, the number on that scoreboard gets to the point where it becomes fairly insurmountable."

    Wilson Alvarez (1-2) was battered in his first start of the season for the Dodgers, allowing six runs and seven hits in the first two innings of his three-inning stint.

    Alvarez missed the first month of the season with shoulder tendinitis, then spent the last three weeks in the bullpen. He was on a 65-pitch limit, but needed 46 pitches just to get through the first two innings -- and by the time he was through, his ERA rose from 0.84 to 4.61.

    "They were good pitches," Alvarez said. "I was looking at the video. I threw the ball how I wanted, and they hit it. ... If I get another chance, I'll try it again."

    Alou hit his sixth homer of the season after a lengthy first-inning battle with Alvarez. Alfonzo then doubled, and Feliz ended a 1-for-15 slump with his seventh homer of the season.

    Feliz's two-run homer highlighted San Francisco's three-run sixth, and Alou added a solo shot in the seventh for his 27th multihomer game.

    "I'm still not there. I want to be able to hit the ball hard two games in a row," said Alou, who has four homers in his last five games. We hadn't scored 10 runs in a long time. It was nice to be able to see that."

    Jayson Werth went 0-for-2 while playing four innings in his first game of the season for Los Angeles. Werth, who hit 16 homers as a rookie last season, missed the Dodgers' exhibition schedule and the first 44 regular-season games with a broken wrist.

    Scott Erickson, recently dropped from the Dodgers' rotation after going 1-4 with a 7.22 ERA, made his first relief appearance since Aug. 23, 2002, in the seventh inning. Erickson has pitched just six times as a reliever in 370 major league games.

    Game notes


    Jeff Kent went 0-for-4. He's hitless in his last 20 at-bats. ... Giants 2B Ray Durham, who has a 13-game hitting streak, was scratched with an ingrown toenail. He missed Sunday's game against Oakland with a sprained finger. ... The Dodgers activated Werth from the disabled list before the game, sending rookie OF Jason Repko back to Triple-A Las Vegas.

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