Chad Billingsley pitched the kind of game Saturday that illustrated why the Dodgers haven't given up on him.

Billingsley was brilliant in a 10-0 victory over the first-place San Francisco Giants, limiting them to four hits over 7 1/3 innings.

"When Chad's locked in and he's throwing the ball the way he's capable of, he's as good as anybody in the National League," catcherA.J. Ellis said.

The win was the second for Billingsley (6-9) since he came off the disabled list five days earlier. In his first game back, Billingsley beat theSt. Louis Cardinalsto snap a personal five-start losing streak.