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Dodgers show life but still fall short

L.A. scores three in ninth in 6-5 loss to the Giants, but it could be a turning point

Updated: July 31, 2010, 9:47 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sometimes, the smallest of details can turn a season around. Sometimes, but not always.

In the case of the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose collective countenance had been about as lifeless as their offense over the past few days, the ninth inning of Friday night's game didn't lead them anywhere except to a third consecutive defeat against a team that is ahead of them in the National League West standings, this time 6-5 to the San Francisco Giants before a sellout crowd of 42,847 ...

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