The Giants didn't exactly knock around Hershiser for their only run against him. Kevin Mitchell led off the fourth inning with a single, then stole second as Will Clark struck out. Mitchell went to third on Hershiser's wild pitch and scored on Mike Aldrete's two-out single beyond the reach of Guerrero at third base.
"You can't feel like you're finely tuned after such a layoff," Hershiser said. "But it ends up like any other outing. You take the tools you have that day with you. That's a pretty tough (Giant) lineup to go through. Even if you're throwing well, you're always struggling."
Tim Belcher, not scheduled to start again until Thursday because of the rainouts, took over for Hershiser and struck out the side in the seventh. Belcher also struck out the side in the eighth, but sandwiched between the strikeouts was Clark's two-run home run that cut the lead to 5-3.
Jay Howell, who had made only two appearances all season, protected that 10-3 lead, retiring the side in the ninth.
After Howell struck out Robby Thompson to end the game, the Dodgers returned to the clubhouse and went through their postgame rituals. It was the first time in five days that they hadn't had their showers on the field.