“I don’t listen to the rhetoric,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said defiantly before Sunday’s series finale.\VIDEO: Watch Mattingly’s pregame “rhetoric” speechInstead Mattingly stuck to his same old rhetoric: the season is a marathon, the bats will come around, this veteran-laden squad will eventually persevere.Maybe Sunday was the awakening.The Dodgers blasted four home runs, three doubles and 16 total hits to roll to an uproarious 10-2 victory over the rival Giants, averting a three-game sweep and extending their lead in the National League West over the Giants to 1.5 games. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Consider this the rhetorical bombshell, though the Dodgers insisted there was no psychological edge to beating the Giants this emphatically.“Psychological? You might want to change that word,” Grandal said. “We’re not thinking about it like that. I keep saying it. It’s not a matter of how many games we lose against the Giants. It’s a matter of who we are and where we are at the end of the year. If we’re in first place, it doesn’t matter if we lost 20 games to the Giants. “Psychologically we’re fine. We play the game, we’re smiling, laughing, joking around, just like we have all season.”VIDEO: Watch Yasmani Grandal dismiss the idea of a “psychological” winMost of the damage was done against longtime nemesis Tim Lincecum, who was roughed up in the shortest outing of his career.Lincecum allowed five runs and seven hits in 1 1/3 innings, and the boisterous sellout crowd of 53,509 let him hear it as he exited. “This was a good overall team win,” said Dodgers starter Brett Anderson, who earned his first win since May 8. “It was an offensive explosion, and we get a good taste in our mouths before heading on the road.“It’s probably the best overall team win we’ve had in a while.”VIDEO: Watch Brett Anderson reflect on significance of beating Giants in series finaleThere were plenty of offensive exploits for the Dodgers.Yasmani Grandal homered twice and finished 3 for 4. He became the first Dodgers catcher with a bunt single and a home run in the same game since Russell Martin on June 7, 2008.Adrian Gonzalez broke out of his June funk with a homer and had three hits. It was his first homer since June 2 at Colorado, snapping a 17-game homerless drought. He also broke a 2-for-25 skid.For good measure, Justin Turner added a tape-measure shot to dead-center field, a two-run homer in the fifth inning that gave the Dodgers a 10-1 lead. For the first time in Turner’s career, he has homered in three consecutive games. He finished with three RBIs.The offensive heroes did not stop there.Jimmy Rollins had three, count ‘em, three hits, including a fourth-inning double. He also had a four-hit game May 15 against Colorado and has hit safely in five of his past seven games, sporting a .333 clip in that span.Yasiel Puig went 2 for 4 with a key two-run single in the second inning that was the beginning of Lincecum’s demise.Joc Pederson added a blistering RBI double.“Obviously a win is a win, and you take them however you get them, but it felt good to put some runs on the board,” Mattingly said. “And that we kept scoring, that was a good sign.”VIDEO: Watch Mattingly reflect on the quality of the winSuddenly the hard-luck Anderson did not have to worry about run support in this one.Anderson gave up just one run in six innings, allowing five hits with one strikeout and two walks.Anderson absorbed a liner off his left ankle from Matt Duffy in the first inning and said it did not affect him.“Other than the kick-save off my ankle, it was pretty good,” Anderson said. “I mixed my pitches and the defense responded well.“It was nothing I couldn’t pitch through, and I’m happy I was able to get through it and give the team a chance to win.”Lincecum gave the Dodgers a bit of a boost in the first inning. After a two-out walk to Turner and a single to Gonzalez, Lincecum uncorked a high wild pitch to allow Turner to score.That was just the first floodgate to open.Grandal opened the second-inning with a shift-beating bunt single down the third-base line to turn the momentum entirely.VIDEO: Watch Yasmani Grandal break down his “short game”Rollins followed with a single, and Anderson laid down a two-strike sacrifice bunt to put runners at second and third.Puig then smashed a two-run single to center, and Pederson clubbed an RBI double to right field. Turner followed with an RBI single, and Lincecum was sent packing.Yusmeiro Petit, a hero during last year’s World Series run, was not that much better. Grandal clobbered a solo homer to right field to open the third inning for a 6-1 lead. Gonzalez led off the fourth inning with his 12th homer, and Grandal added another homer in the fourth just over the outstretched arms of Justin Maxwell for an 8-1 lead.Turner’s two-run homer to center — his ninth — made it a 10-1 game.Petit gave up four homers in 3 2/3 innings, allowing season highs with five runs and eight hits. Think the Dodgers had heard enough about the rival San Francisco Giants?There was all the talk about the Giants winning five in a row against the Dodgers and nine of the 11 meetings this season.The dormant Dodgers offense had not done much to instill any confidence either, scoring just 19 runs in the previous eight games for a paltry 2.3 average.One would have thought the Dodgers doomsday was right around the corner.