Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “But what I feel I have earned is the right to choose if I want to come back, or do something else or if I don’t want to play anymore.”So would Haren really walk away from a guaranteed $10 million?“Well, I know someone who has. Gil Meche did, and we have the same agent as me. He’s done it,” Haren said. “I don’t want to downplay the money. It’s a ton of money. But I’ve been lucky and have had a good career. I’ve made a lot of money. It’s not about that anymore.”Monday’s capacity crowd of 53,500 — the largest attended game in the major leagues this season — went wild when Puig fielded Brandon Crawford’s sharp single to center and threw a BB to the plate to cut down Brandon Belt to preserve the tie.But pinch-hitter Andrew Susac hit an RBI single to left field to score Belt in the 13th inning, and Gregor Blanco followed with a double that tacked on two more runs.The Dodgers fell to 5-12 in extra-inning games. The Giants are now 9-4 in extra-inning affairs.It started well enough with Haren, who threw a one-hitter over seven innings in another dazzling performance before six Dodgers relievers combined for five innings of relief until Kevin Correia’s meltdown in the 13th.Haren yielded two runs (one earned) with just one hit — the homer by Blanco. It was the 27th homer allowed by Haren this season, which has been his downfall.“He hit a good pitch. You have to give that to him,” Haren said. “I hit my spot — a little bit away, and he just crushed it.”Mattingly praised Haren’s effort.“Haren was great. His stuff was sharp all night. It had bite and a late life in it,” Mattingly said.Haren matched Dodgers nemesis Jake Peavy, who allowed two runs and four hits in seven strong innings with four strikeouts and one walk. Peavy continued his mastery of the Dodgers, particularly at Dodger Stadium, where he entered with a 7-1 career record and a 2.85 ERA in 13 previous starts.But Haren had been on his own sort of tear. Haren entered the game with a 5-2 record since Aug. 6 and a 2.47 ERA and a .199 opponents’ average since being torched for a 10.52 ERA in his five previous starts.After a scoreless sixth inning, Haren’s vesting option kicked in after he completed his 180th inning of the season.“I think I’ve earned the right to see where I am at the end of the season, to take a deep breath and see where my family is at,” Haren said. “I think I’ve pitched well enough to deserve that.”J.P. Howell and Brian Wilson walked their usual tightrope in the eighth, with Wilson getting Pablo Sandoval to ground out to shortstop Hanley Ramirez to strand two runners.Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen escaped a ninth-inning jam by striking out pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa to draw a roar from the capacity crowd.Brandon League extricated the Dodgers from a 1st-and-3rd, one-out jam by getting Sandoval to ground into an inning-ending double play. League then got an assist — literally — from Puig.Rookie Daniel Coulombe threw a scoreless 12th, but Correia — the eighth Dodgers pitcher — could not keep it going in the 13th.It took some time to get going against Peavy.Carl Crawford got the bubbles rolling leading of the fourth inning, hitting a laser homer over the right-field wall to break up Peavy’s no-hit bid. It was his eighth homer of the season.Uribe followed with a double past a diving Chris Dominguez in left field. A.J. Ellis followed with a single to right field, and Haren laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners at second and third with one out.Dee Gordon’s sacrifice fly to left field easily scored Uribe, who coasted home when Dominguez air-mailed his throw by a good 10 feet.“We just didn’t do enough to win,” The eye rolls and exasperated breaths probably started when Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren gave up a leadoff homer to the San Francisco Giants’ Gregor Blanco.Then, like Haren has done throughout the season, the former El Camino Real High and Pepperdine star bunkered down and turned in an effective outing.With his seven-inning performance on Monday night, Haren triggered a $10 million vesting option for next season.Some might debate whether that was a good thing for the Dodgers, but Haren has continued to do what Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has asked him to do: put the Dodgers in position to win. Haren threw a one-hitter over seven strong innings to give the Dodgers a chance, and Yasiel Puig gunned down a runner at the plate in the 11th inning.But the Dodgers faltered late against the Giants and dropped a 5-2 decision in 13 innings.With the loss, the Dodgers’ magic number to clinch their second straight National League West title remained at three games.Haren’s vesting clause might have been the bright spot in an otherwise dismal ending. And it was something he admitted had caught his attention.“Absolutely,” Haren said emphatically. “Of course I think about it. I may say I’m not. It was a number set by them. I feel I pitched pretty decent the whole year. Whether I earned it or deserved it, that’s someone else’s opinion.