Armando Benitez struck out Nomar Garciaparra looking to cap a three-game sweep for the Giants over the Dodgers. With the win, the Giants pushed their winning streak to eight games and are now in first place in the National League West. The Giants broke an 8th inning 3-3 tie when Ray Durham hit a RBI double to right centerfield which bounced off the tip of Juan Pierre's glove to score Omar Vizquel. Bengie Molina then singled in Durham to make the score 5-3. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Andre Ethier hit a towering home run to make it a one-run game.