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SF Giants Mauricio Dubon strikes back at Trevor Bauer after homering off the Dodgers – SF Gate

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May 30, 2021Updated: May 30, 2021 4:49 p.m.

The San Francisco Giants didn’t face Trevor Bauer this weekend, but they exacted some swashbuckling vengeance against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace anyway.

In Sunday’s finale of a four-game series, Mauricio Dubon pulled a 414-foot, two-run homer off the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw to give the Giants a 3-0 first inning lead. As he crossed home plate, Dubon made the same sword celebration Bauer used during last week’s three-game sweep of the Giants.

We’re not sure how much more swordplay is in store with these two teams potentially dueling for first place all year. But we will point out that Dubon, like Inigo Montoya and the Dread Pirate Roberts, is not left-handed.

Bauer’s strikeout sword celebration in San Francisco last weekend was much more emphatic – it prompted a “that’s weak” response from Giants analyst Mike Krukow. Dubon’s more low-key showmanship seems appropriate considering he’s not the reigning Cy Young winner and had only hit his third homer of the season in 47 games.

Dubon didn’t deny the intent of his celebration in a postgame interview with NBC Sports Bay Area. “Those guys are having fun, we’re having fun too,” he said.

Of greater importance was that Dubon’s shot helped the Giants beat L.A. 5-4 for their third win in four games at Dodger Stadium. Almost a third of the way into the season, the Giants trail San Diego by a half-game for first place in the National League West and they lead the Dodgers by two games.

 

 

 

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