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What we learned when the Giants swept Ohtani, the Dodgers in Los Angeles Originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Los Angeles – For A The second night in a row, the Giants withstood an early onslaught from the league's most expensive lineup and got back into the game midway through the innings. Once again, the comeback failed.

Shohei Ohtani hit his first homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers reached five runs for the ninth straight game, beating the Giants 5-4 to clinch the sweep.

The Giants finished 2-5 on a tough road trip to open the season and will take a break before Jordan Hicks takes the ball In the home opener Friday.

Tyler Glasnow, another offseason addition to the Dodgers, was dominant through the first five innings, but the Giants pulled away in the sixth. After LaMonte Wade Jr.'s career… The second, Jorge Soler smoked a brace into the right corner. Michael Conforto brought them home with a single.

Two big humans took turns hitting absolute bombs in the late innings. Ohtani's homer went 430 feet to right, but an inning later, Soler got that run back with a 452-foot blast. The ball left Soler's bat at 112 mph.

Here are the most prominent results of Greece's fourth consecutive defeat:

Play hits

After a night of Logan Webb regretting not using change enough, Kyle Harrison Stick to his strengths. He bombarded the zone with his fastball early and ended up throwing it 67 percent of the time. The best was a 96 mph home run to Mookie Betts that had the game's hottest hitter fly out the first pitch with two outs in the second. An inning later, the Dodgers jumped back on top.

Ohtani beat off a ground ball to the right side and then somehow scored from first on a double to left. A single from Teoscar Hernandez made it a two-run inning. Miguel Rojas hit a soaring fastball to left field in the third inning, putting the fourth run down the line for Harrison.

Harrison was charged with four earned runs on six hits and three walks. He struck out four homers, with Ohtani falling for one of his best changes in the major leagues.

Patty barrel

Glasnow had struck out three in four when Patrick Bailey crushed a slider hanging with one out in the third. The homer was the first for Bailey, who has doubled in the offseason. He later had a strong single up the middle, which was only the second hit from Glasnow in five innings.

Bailey is hitting .375 through Week 1, but had some uncharacteristic throwing issues earlier in the trip. He looked like his old self on Wednesday, throwing out Hernandez in the third inning and framing several close pitches for strikes.

Conforto show

It's been a huge road trip for Conforto, who looks poised for a bounce-back season after a disappointing first year in San Francisco. Conforto leads the Giants with three homers and has nine RBI through seven games, fourth in the major leagues.

Conforto finished the trip with 10 hits in 27 at-bats, and the way he's doing it is even more promising. He ranked in the bottom half of the league in most batted ball metrics last season but already has seven batted balls at 100 mph or more. His single left the bat at 106.5 mph.

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