Well first here’s the downside: The Giants could only gain one game in the standings on the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night.

It only felt like more.

It was a night for a group of frustrated last-place defending champions to tan some leather. Hunter Pence hit the Giants’ first grand slam of the season while driving in seven runs Brandon Belt plucked a second fiddle as big as a cello while contributing a five-hit six-RBI night and the Giants crushed their archrivals 19-3

It was the most runs a team has scored in a game in Dodger Stadium’s 51-year history.

Pence set a career best just four days after he matched his previous high of six RBIs. He’s driven in 15 runs over his past five games and stands at 89 after that binge -- suddenly within spitting distance of driving in 100 for the second consecutive season. Not a bad way to enter free agency eh?

Belt had a fine foray of antiquing in garbage time hitting a two-run home run in the seventh and a two-run double in the eighth to set career highs with five hits and six RBIs.

It was the first time the Giants had two players drive in at least six runs in a game since Will Clark and Rick Parker each collected six RBIs on June 8 1990 at Atlanta.

The 19 runs is most any visitor has scored against the Dodgers since 1961 when the Phillies scored 19 against them at the L.A. Coliseum.

Even the rookies got to wave from this offensive parade too. Johnny Monell and Ehire Adrianza both collected their first big league hits in the game. And Tim Lincecum had two hits too.