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Giants trounce Dodgers 19-3

LOS ANGELES — The core of the San Francisco Giants' lineup is still championship caliber, as it demonstrated against Ricky Nolasco and the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen.

Hunter Pence's grand slam and career-high seven RBIs helped the Giants romp past Los Angeles 19-3 Saturday night, the most runs ever scored by a Dodgers opponent at Chavez Ravine.

Brandon Belt also homered and set career highs with five hits and six RBIs during the Giants' 22-hit attack.

"It's good to have a game like this occasionally. That's something we don't do very often," manager Bruce Bochy said.

"Brandon has been a different hitter since making some adjustments, and we know how good Hunter is. It's important to have those core guys in the middle of your lineup like that," he said.

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