Ultimately the Giants rallied for three runs against Grant Dayton (1-1) to win the game, 4-1. By then the Dodgers’ six-game homestand was up well past its bedtime.San Francisco strung together three hits and two walks against Dayton, the Dodgers’ sixth pitcher of the night. The rally offered some breathing room when the Dodgers put two runners on base with two outs in the bottom of the 11th against Giants closer Mark Melancon, only to come up empty.The Dodgers have a day off Thursday before they begin a three-game series in San Diego on Friday. The Giants won two of three games in the series. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The starting pitchers, Jeff Samardzija for San Francisco and Julio Urias for the Dodgers, didn’t factor into the decision, but kept the game scoreless for five innings.Urias occasionally cheated death in his five shutout innings. He allowed four hits and walked four batters, including Brandon Belt three times. But Urias didn’t allow a run, lowering his earned-run average to 0.84 in his second start of the season.Samardzija was better. He allowed a single to Andrew Toles to begin the game, then didn’t allow another Dodger to reach base until the sixth inning.The bottom of the sixth began innocently enough, with Yasiel Puig sending a pop fly airborne down the right-field line. Left untouched, the ball might have landed in foul territory. Three Giants converged on the baseball and one of them, second baseman Joe Panik, did touch it.Panik was not fully in foul territory when the ball fell out of his glove. First base umpire Ryan Blakney ruled the ball fair and Puig turned on his jets. He scampered all the way to third base on what was scored an error, sliding in under Panik’s throw.With pitcher Pedro Baez due to bat next, Chris Taylor stepped in to pinch hit. He poked a single into right field, scoring Puig with the game’s first run.The run was unearned. Samardzija allowed no other runs, and only three hits, while walking none and striking out 11 in eight innings.Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling struck out the side in the seventh inning, then allowed a scorching single by Hunter Pence to begin the eighth. With Buster Posey batting, Stripling bounced a curveball in the dirt. The ball bounced past catcher Yasmani Grandal to the backstop. Pence advanced all the way to third base, a mere 90 feet from tying the game.The Dodgers had drawn their infielders in the last time a runner was at third base, in the fifth inning. But Samardzija was batting then, and he ultimately hit an easy ground ball to shortstop Corey Seager. This time, with Posey at the plate, the infielders held their station. By the time Posey’s ground ball to second base reached Chase Utley, there was no use throwing the ball home. Pence had scored and the score was tied, 1-1.Kenley Jansen threw a scoreless ninth inning.With one out in the ninth inning, Toles collected his second hit of the game, a single to right field. Giants manager Bruce Bochy summoned left-handed pitcher Steven Okert to face the left-handed hitting Seager, who promptly grounded into an inning-ending double play.San Francisco loaded the bases against reliever Josh Fields in the 10th inning but did not score.For that, Fields can give partial credit to Giants third base coach Phil Nevin. With one out, Belt was on second base and Pence on first when Posey shot a line drive into center field. Toles, the Dodgers’ center fielder, had momentum toward home plate as he threw. A good throw would have caught Belt, but Toles’ throw was headed up the first-base line as Nevin held up both arms to stop Belt in his tracks.With the bases full, Fields struck out Christian Arroyo and got Eduardo Nuñez to fly out to end the inning. LOS ANGELES >> Vin Scully told a story Wednesday about a young Tommy Lasorda throwing batting practice. Scully, standing in left field, held a microphone. Lasorda was smiling and listening from the suite level of Dodger Stadium. The early birds among the announced crowd of 50,215 were all there to hear it.The 11 innings of baseball that followed Scully’s pregame storytelling session was not a pitchers’ duel in the classic sense. Clocking in at almost four hours long, it still had the makings of a memorable Giants-Dodgers battle for most of the night.