The contributions of Huff and Gutierrez represented the game's turning point, in Giants manager Bruce Bochy's estimation.
"Momentum was going [the Dodgers'] way. They put a stop to it," Bochy said. "That's what has to happen."
Huff, a left-hander, was a definite change from the right-handed Vogelsong. Then came the right-handed Gutierrez, whose 98 mph fastball separates him from every other Giants pitcher.
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