Game 161: Dodgers lose to San Francisco Giants, will start the playoffs on road.

Yasiel Puig

A single by Yasiel Puig was one of three hits the Dodgers mustered in eight innings against rookie left-hander Ty Blach. (Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO — The Dodgers will begin the postseason on the road after losing 3-0 to the Giants. The box score is here.

Vin Scully made a lasting impression on columnist Tom Hoffarth, then stuck to his retirement plan.

Here’s what they were saying after the game:

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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.