Barry Bonds failed to homer for the first time this season, but rookie Ryan Jensen didn't need his help -- thanks to the punchless Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jensen (1-0) allowed three hits in seven innings, got two hits himself and scored the decisive run after singling to start a three-run sixth as the San Francisco Giants won 3-0 on Thursday night to sweep the season-opening series at Dodger Stadium.
"It's a great thrill," said Jensen, a 26-year-old right-hander. "I started everybody with a strike. It's a lot easier when you're up 0-1 on everybody."
Bonds went 1-for-2 with a double, was hit by a pitch and walked after homering a record-tying four times in the first two games of the series. He's batting .750 and has driven in nine runs -- seven more than the Dodgers have scored in a season that began with 9-2 and 12-0 losses.
The sweep was the first for San Francisco in a three-game series in Los Angeles since Sept. 24-26, 1982.
"That was an unbelievable start, a great three days," said Giants manager Dusty Baker, an outfielder for the Dodgers in 1982.
Rich Aurilia hit a one-out single before Bonds was hit by Odalis Perez's first pitch to load the bases. Reggie Sanders' sacrifice fly scored Jensen to put the Giants ahead, and after J.T. Snow was hit by a pitch, David Bell singled in Aurilia and Bonds.
"We had great pitching and great defense, and that's the reason we won," Aurilia said.
Elsewhere, it was Pittsburgh 3, the New York Mets 2; Colorado 6, St. Louis 1; Houston 6, Milwaukee 3; Florida 1, Montreal 0; Cincinnati 3, Chicago Cubs 1, and Atlanta 11, Philadelphia 2.
The Dodgers threatened in the third, putting two runners aboard with nobody out. But after a sacrifice, Cesar Izturis grounded to Jensen, who trapped Mark Grudzielanek off third, and Izturis eventually was thrown out trying to take second for an inning-ending double play.
In addition to outscoring the Dodgers 24-2 in the series, the Giants outhit them 32-12.
"You can't make any excuses, they just whipped us, bottom line," Dodgers catcher Paul Lo Duca said.
Jensen struck out four and walked none. Perez (0-1), who entered the sixth with a two-hit shutout, allowed five hits and three runs in 5 2-3 innings. He walked none and struck out six.
Felix Rodriguez worked the eighth for the Giants, and Robb Nen the ninth for his first save.
In the Pirates' victory, Kevin Young hit a two-run homer, and Pittsburgh moved over .500 for the first time since 1999 as Jimmy Anderson allowed three hits over 6 2-3 innings.
At 2-1, the Pirates have a winning record for the first time since Aug. 15, 1999. Mike Williams saved both victories in the season-opening series in New York.
Anderson (1-0) surrendered a leadoff homer to Joe McEwing in the first, then walked Roberto Alomar and hit Mo Vaughn with a pitch. But Anderson got Mike Piazza to hit into a double play and retired Edgardo Alfonzo on a grounder.
In the Rockies' win, John Thomson worked seven strong innings and Colorado roughed up Andy Benes, unused in the final month last year and left off the playoff roster because of a 7.38 ERA.
Benes (0-1), slowed by a knee problem, made his first start since Aug. 3 and first appearance since Aug. 30. He lasted four innings, giving up five runs -- four earned -- on four hits.
Juan Uribe and Benny Agbayani homered for the Rockies, who took two of three in the season-opening series in St. Louis.
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