Darvish, Bellinger combine to lead Dodgers past Giants 4-1

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Moore (45) is relieved by manager Bruce Bochy (15) in the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at AT&T Park. (PHOTO: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yu Darvish and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, Cody Bellinger hit his 37th home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers won back-to-back games for the first time in nearly three weeks, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Wednesday night.
 
The win lowered the Dodgers' magic number to seven for clinching the NL West crown. Los Angeles secured at least a wild-card berth in the playoffs Tuesday night with a victory that ended its 11-game losing streak, the club's longest since moving to the West Coast in 1958.
 
Darvish, acquired from Texas at the July trade deadline, was 2-3 with a 5.34 ERA in six previous starts with Los Angeles but was crisp in his first career outing against San Francisco. The All-Star right-hander pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, struck out five and allowed only three runners while facing one more than the minimum.
 
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