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Dodgers, Giants, still scoreless after five

March 31, 2011 |  6:37 pm

Clayton Kershaw saw his first trouble of the night in the fifth.

After Miguel Tejada flied out to right, Kershaw walked his first batter of the game, rookie Brandon Belt. Pablo Sandoval then slapped at a ball almost at his ankles, looping it in shallow right just beyond the reach of an awkwardly retreating James Loney. Belt stopped at second.

Tim Lincecum's sacrifice bunt attempt was fielded by third baseman Juan Uribe, who fired to second ahead of the less-than-fleet Sandoval. Shortstop Rafael Furcal's relay almost doubled up Lincecum at first.

Kershaw, however, got Andres Torres on fielder's choice to end the Giants' first scoring threat.

The Dodgers went quietly in the bottom of the fifth, Lincecum retiring the Dodgers in order. Lincecum has four strikeouts through five innings.

-- Steve Dilbeck

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