The Giants lead the best-of-five series, 2-1, and could eliminate the defending World Series champions with a victory at Dodger Stadium.
Buehler pitched into the sixth inning Friday, throwing 99 pitches in a 4-0 loss to the Giants in Game 1. The right-hander allowed three runs and six hits. He struck out five and walked one in San Francisco.
Buehler recorded career-highs in innings pitched (207 2/3), wins (16), starts (33) and posted his second straight 200-plus strikeout season.
In his career, he’s 7-1 with a 2.55 ERA in 13 regular-season games against the Giants, including 11 starts. He had one of his worst starts of the season in his outing against the Giants on Sept. 5 at Oracle Park, giving up six runs in three innings of a 6-4 loss — the first of his career to San Francisco.
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