The sequence of events meant that having depth was more than a luxury Thursday. It was a necessity. The verdict did not arrive until the 10th inning: The Dodgers were tapped out.Justin Maxwell’s single off Dodgers pitcher Juan Nicasio (0-1) drove in Angel Pagan from second base, giving the Giants a 3-2 win and a three-game series sweep.“You’re going to have series where you’re not going to play your best,” Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick said. “It’s not that we even played bad this series. We hit a lot of balls hard this series, just nothing to show for them. That’s part of the game, too. We’re going to have a lot of games where we’re hitting balls and they’re finding gaps — just like that last home series. It just seemed like we could do no wrong that series.”A Dodgers bullpen that had limited opposing hitters to a .200 average when the day began lost its second game in as many days. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Down 2-1, the Giants loaded the bases against Joel Peralta in the eighth inning, scored a run against Pedro Baez to tie the game in the ninth, then won the game against Nicasio in the 10th.Nicasio had allowed a leadoff single to Pagan, who then stole second base. Brandon Belt was intentionally walked on a 3-2 count. Maxwell lined Nicasio’s second pitch into left field, prompting the Giants to spill out of the third-base dugout.It was quite a turnaround for a team that began the series with a 4-10 record, six games behind the Dodgers barely two weeks into the season.“Those guys have won three championships in the last five years,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of the Giants. “I don’t think they need us to give ‘em life.”Guerrero (2 for 3) hit a solo home run in the second inning off Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong. It was his fourth home run of the season and second in as many days.Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo home run in the third inning, his sixth of the season and his first since the Dodgers’ opening series. That gave the Dodgers a lead that held up until the ninth inning.For five innings, Bolsinger faced just three batters above the minimum, helped in part by a pair of double-play groundouts. The right-hander never broke 90 mph on the radar gun, but his curveball resulted in four of his five strikeouts. The other strikeout was a cut fastball that froze Buster Posey with two runners on base in the sixth inning.“I know their record doesn’t show it but they’re a really good team,” Bolsinger said. “Right now it looks like they’re getting hot at the right time. So you kind of put that in perspective in your head. I faced them before last year. Some of those guys, I knew how to pitch to them. It was just fun. It’s hard not to have fun in that environment.”Bolsinger pitched 5 2/3 innings — nearly as long as Kershaw the day before — and did not allow a run until his final pitch. He walked two and struck out five.Chris Hatcher (one-third of an inning), Yimi Garcia (one inning), J.P. Howell (two-thirds) and Joel Peralta (one-third) did not allow a run. Kendrick kept Peralta’s record clean with a spectacular catch diving up the middle to end the eighth inning.With the Dodgers leading 2-1 in the ninth, Baez squandered his first career save opportunity. Casey McGehee led off with an opposite-field single. The next batter, Brandon Crawford, drove in the game-tying run by smashing a triple to deep right-center field.But Baez came back to strike out pinch hitter Gregor Blanco, then retire Nori Aoki on a pop-up to shortstop Jimmy Rollins in shallow left field. Joe Panik flew out to deep left field to end the inning, but only after catcher Yasmani Grandal blocked a 98-mph Baez fastball in the dirt.“Young guys are going to make mistakes,” Grandal said. “They’re going to learn from it. (Baez) made a mistake and he learned from it there. After that it was lights out.”The Dodgers squandered a bases-loaded situation of their own in the top of the 10th inning, when Gonzalez struck out swinging to end a seven-pitch at-bat against Santiago Casilla.The San Diego Padres will host the Dodgers the next three days. A loss to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday left the Padres (10-7) and Dodgers (9-6) in a virtual tie for first place in the National League West. SAN FRANCISCO >> There are limits to statistics in baseball. Batting averages, ERAs and won-loss records are not compiled in a vacuum. The statistics are compiled in sequences and situations that vary far more than a gray sheet of numbers would ever let on.So when the Dodgers boast about their depth, it’s convenient to point to the gaudy stats next to names like Alex Guerrero, Scott Van Slyke, Justin Turner and Andre Ethier, none of whom started on Opening Day.It might be more useful to point to a game like Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers had already lost a game started by reigning MVP Clayton Kershaw and another by Brett Anderson. Yasiel Puig was back in the lineup, free of pain in his hamstring. The roster was mostly healthy.Yet the Dodgers were on the verge of getting swept at AT&T Park. They entrusted the start to a rookie pitcher, Mike Bolsinger. Turner and Guerrero were both in the starting lineup for the first time this season. A 27-year-old making his 27th career appearance was asked to record his first career save.