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Giants' Bruce Bochy successfully challenges stolen base call

Los Angeles -- - Manager Bruce Bochy improved to 1-1 on replay challenges when he won what he termed a big call in the Giants 8-4 victory over the Dodgers on Friday.
That was the score in the seventh when Hanley Ramirez singled and appeared to steal second on a Juan Gutierrez pitch that made the count 3-2. Had the call stood, the Dodgers would have been one ball away from two on and nobody out.
Bochy got word from coach Shawon Dunston to challenge, and after a quick review, the umps in New York ruled that Joaquin Arias tagged Ramirez in time. Gutierrez struck out Gonzalez on the next pitch before fanning Andre Ethier to end the inning.
Gutierrez showed why he came from nowhere to make the team when he fell behind Matt Kemp 2-0 with a man on third and two outs in the sixth, then got three late swings on fastballs of 96, 96 and 97 mph.
Thats a power-type arm you like to bring in that situation, Bochy said.
Briefly: The Giants have lost outfielder Roger Kieschnick, their third-round draft pick in 2008. The Diamondbacks claimed him on waivers. ... Michael Morse finally got a flyball in left field after 16 innings without one. He raced in to catch Ramirezs short flyball in the first inning. ... Hunter Pences season-opening slump deepened. He went hitless in four at-bats, with a walk, and is 1-for-20. ... Pablo Sandoval saved two runs with a backhand dive that robbed Juan Uribe of a two-run double that would have cut the Giants lead to 8-6 in the fifth inning. ...The Dodgers Yasiel Puig was scratched as punishment for arriving late to the park.
Saturday
at Dodgers
1:10 p.m. CSNBA, FS1
Bumgarner (0-0) vs. Maholm (0-0)
Sunday
at Dodgers
5:05 p.m. ESPN2
Cain (0-0) vs. Greinke (1-0)
Monday
Off
Hot start: The Giants scored six first-inning runs for the first time since a 2008 game against the Mets, the first time on the road since 2002 at Colorado.
- Henry Schulman
Henry Schulman is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

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Time: 5:49  |  News Code: 394941  |  Site: San Francisco Chronicle
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