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Giants send Dodgers to 11th straight loss, finish at 2:10 a.m.

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The game began after a nearly four-hour rain delay. But it was worth it.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

I’m not sure which baseball god said what to whatever baseball god, but suddenly there was a brawl in the sky, and every bolt of lightning was another beer bottle behind thrown at someone’s head. There was blood, there were tears, and the heavens opened it up and dumped it all on us. We are cleansed. We are cleansed. We are cleansed.

Also, the Dodgers lost their 11th game in a row, and they had to wait until 2:10 to do it.

I’d like to think the argument started because one baseball god was bragging that his team was more ridiculous than the other baseball god’s team. One of them was in charge of the Giants, of course, and one of them was in charge of the Dodgers. The former was a team that was supposed to contend and then eaten from the inside out by millipedes and scorpions. The latter was a team that sailed too close to the sun on wings made out of skin that sloughed off Tommy Lasorda’s chest, and they are falling, falling, falling.

Both teams are equally ridiculous. There will be no resolution to this fight. Which is why it must rage on, indefinitely. This might happen tomorrow, too. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Also, the Dodgers lost their 11th game in a row, and they had to wait until 2:10 to do it.

This instantly becomes the most memorable game of the 2017 season, even if I can’t feel my fingers and I’m really not sure what happened in it. It will be the most memorable game of the season after tomorrow morning. The Giants played until Tuesday morning, and it was the latest game in franchise history by nearly an hour. This is what it took to keep the Dodgers losing. And I’m okay with that.

You’ll forgive me if I don’t go into details about exactly what happened. Denard Span hit a home run, and his beard is now entirely gray. Jarrett Parker hit a homer, too, and the Giants jumped out to an early lead. The lead was lost. Then it was back! There were 15 pitchers used. The Giants walked a bunch of guys. The Dodgers had a bunch of mound meetings. The Giants scored eight runs? And the September rosters allowed for pitching change after pitching change.

Also, the Dodgers lost their 11th game in a row, and they had to wait until 2:10 to do it. They will play another game in a few hours, and they’ll still be thinking about this one. Dodgers fans who were so sure this was their year are suddenly desperate for a win — desperate enough to stay up and see if some of that ol’ first-half magic came back. It did not.

I’m not going to say that the 2017 season was worth it just for this game. But it’s a heckuva consolation prize. The Dodgers lost their 11th game in a row, and they did it against their blood rivals, who might be the worst team in the National League. These are empty calories, considering the Dodgers are going to be just fine, at least in the regular season, but we have this moment. We have this game.

Also, the Dodgers lost their 11th game in a row, and they had to wait until 2:10 to do it. This is a horrible sport. This is the most beautiful sport. I’ll see you tomorrow, when I’ll be writing from the moon, where I live now, but for now I will pull the most delicate slice of cheese over me like a blanket and bid you goodnight. At least, that’s what I’ll do when I get home in a couple hours.

Also, the Dodgers lost their 11th game in a row, and they had to wait until 2:10 to do it.