Tempers flare, Dodgers rally past Giants 2-1 in 9th inning

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, center, is pulled away by teammates after he and Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig got into a scuffle that emptied both benches after Puig was thrown out at first by Bumgarner during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, center, is pulled away by teammates after he and Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig got into a scuffle that emptied both benches after Puig was thrown out at first by Bumgarner during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied Monday night for a testy 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants that increased their NL West lead to six games.

Two innings after a shoving match broke out when tempers flared between Madison Bumgarner and Yasiel Puig again, the Dodgers’ comeback in the ninth began with pinch-hitter Andrew Toles’ leadoff single.

Corey Seager singled past diving second baseman Joe Panik on a two-strike pitch from Javier Lopez (1-3), allowing the speedy Toles to reach third.

Justin Turner’s single tied the game, and Gonzalez followed with a drive to deep right field that eluded Hunter Pence.

Joe Blanton (6-2) got the win in relief.

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