Chad Billingsley almost reached the promised land.

As it was, Billingsley got to a place no other Dodger reached in the team's three consecutive shutout defeats to the San Francisco Giants: third base.

That happened in the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-0 loss Wednesday, when the pitcher doubled against Tim Lincecum and reached third base on a wild pitch. Lincecum threw another pitch to the backstop and Billingsley bolted for home.

Catcher Hector Sanchez retrieved the ball and tossed it to Lincecum, whom Billingsley slid into. Billingsley's feet appeared to touch home plate before Lincecum's high tag, but he was called out by plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth.