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LOS ANGELES (AP) Zack Greinke beat Madison Bumgarner in a premier pitching matchup, and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the second-place San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night for the second time in the same day.
The Dodgers increased their division lead to 5 1/2 games after taking the series opener 5-4 in 14 innings in a game that ended at 12:39 a.m. PST Tuesday. They have won seven of their last eight.
Greinke (15-3) allowed one run and five hits in 7 1-3 innings. He struck out five and walked one while improving to 7-0 in seven starts against the Giants since joining the Dodgers in 2012.