Buster reminds Dodgers he's back with clutch homer in eighth

Giants' Buster Posey

Ask the Los Angeles Dodgers if Buster Posey's back.

The Giants catcher smashed a clutch three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning Friday at Dodger Stadium in San Francisco's eventual 8-5 win over its hated rivals.

Posey's go-ahead homer was his 10th of the season, giving the 34-year-old double-digt dingers for the first time since 2017. That was his penultimate All-Star appearance, and the catcher seems well on his way to another trip to the Midsummer Classic.

The home run was also the 150th of Posey's career. He's only the 42nd catcher in MLB history to reach the milestone, according to Stats Perform.

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But most importantly for a competitor like Posey, he put the Giants in position to pick up their first win of the season against the Dodgers. San Francisco, naturally, did so in torturous fashion now synonymous with the franchise, but the Giants needed all three of the runs Posey drove in to end a four-game skid against the Dodgers.

Posey's back, all right, and not a moment too soon for one of baseball's most storied rivalries.

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