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Ehire Adrianza

Dodgers fall to Giants, 12-6, and Dave Roberts gets his turn to face questions

Dodgers fall to Giants, 12-6, and Dave Roberts gets his turn to face questions

Dave Roberts debuted as the Dodgers' manager three days ago, but he underwent his initiation into the big league fraternity Thursday. All managers undergo these trials, the ritualized act of being publicly second-guessed.

In a 12-6 loss to the Giants, Roberts exposed himself to questions about his bullpen usage after starter Alex Wood and reliever Yimi Garcia combined to blow a four-run lead.

The blame for the first loss of the season spread from Wood (five runs allowed) to Garcia (two runs allowed) to the team's untidy outfield defense to the vagaries of batted-ball luck to Pedro Baez (who surrendered a comeback-deflating grand slam to Hunter Pence in the...

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