Game 159: Brett Anderson states his case, gets his money.

Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick slides in safely under the tag of Giants catcher Trevor Brown in the third inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 win Thursday. (Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO — Brett Anderson collected two more bonus checks Thursday, made a strong final case to start Game 3 of the National League Division Series, and drew the Dodgers one game closer to home-field advantage to begin the series by beating the Giants. The box score is here.

For Mets manager Terry Collins, the Dodger ties run deep, writes columnist Mark Whicker.

In today’s notebook: Yasiel Puig‘s recovery, the television show filming that interrupted Anderson’s warmups, and how the Giants’ two retiring pitchers helped a pair of Dodgers.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.