Dodgers Defeat Cardinals 6-4, Trail NLCS 3-2

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Zack Greinke went seven innings allowing only two runs and Adrian Gonzalez hit two home runs as Los Angeles shut down a final rally to top St. Louis, 6-4. Three different Dodgers went deep in the win.

The Dodgers began the scoring in the bottom of the second when a single by Juan Uribe off starter Joe Kelly drove in Gonzalez. Later in the inning, Greinke also hit a single, driving in Yasiel Puig to make the score 2-0. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the third, the Dodgers took a lead they would not relinquish when Gonzalez went deep off Kelly for a solo home run.

Greinke picked up his first win in these playoffs after he allowed six hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Kelly (0-1) was charged with the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings with three strikeouts and no walks. Gonzalez had a strong game for the Dodgers, going 3 for 4 with two home runs, three runs, and two RBIs. A.J. Ellis also had a big game, going 1 for 3 with a home run, a run, and an RBI. Matt Holliday went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI in the loss.

The Dodgers are now down in the series by just one game. The Dodgers will play the Cardinals Friday in Game 6 of the NLCS at Busch Stadium at 7:37 PM CDT.


Cardinals Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 99.3 M. Holliday LF 4 3 1 0 1 0 0
A- 90.0 M. Adams 1B 4 2 1 0 1 0 1
A- 90.0 M. Carpenter 2B 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
B+ 88.6 C. Beltran RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1
C 75.7 P. Kozma SS 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
C 73.7 J. Jay CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
C- 71.0 D. Descalso PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 70.0 A. Chambers PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- 61.0 D. Freese 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- 60.0 Y. Molina C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2


Dodgers Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 107.0 A. Gonzalez 1B 4 3 3 2 2 0 0
A- 90.7 A. Ellis C 3 1 1 1 1 0 0
B 86.5 C. Crawford LF 4 1 1 1 1 0 2
B 85.0 J. Uribe 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
B 84.0 Y. Puig RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
C 74.7 M. Ellis 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 M. Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 70.0 N. Punto SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D 64.0 H. Ramirez SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- 61.0 A. Ethier CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1


Cardinals Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 94.4 K. Siegrist 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 5
A 94.0 R. Choate 0.2 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 8
C- 70.6 J. Kelly 5.0 7.20 1.40 7 3 0 82
C- 70.1 J. Axford 1.0 9.00 1.00 1 2 0 15
D+ 68.6 E. Mujica 1.0 9.00 1.00 1 0 0 14


Dodgers Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 96.3 B. Wilson 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 11
B+ 88.8 Z. Greinke 7.0 2.57 1.00 6 4 1 104
F 58.3 K. Jansen 1.0 18.00 4.00 4 3 0 26