Dodgers vs. Cardinals: Live Score, Analysis of Key National League Matchup
Matt Carpenter pops out to center field to end the game. Dodgers win to reach a season-high 13 games over .500 at 62-49. Greinke earns his ninth win of the season in an absolutely gutty effort, outdueling Wainwright in the process.
Dodgers one out away from extending their road winning streak to 15 games and their NL West lead to an even six games over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Let's go Paco.
Huge double play for the Dodgers to get through the eight still holding on to a one-run lead. A insurance run or two in the top of the ninth would very nice.
Paco Rodriguez does his job versus Jay and keeps the lead runner at first base. Well done sir.
Belisario trying to keep this a one-run game before handing it off to Kenley Jansen to close it out in the ninth. Get er' done Ronald.
Cardinals cut it to one with the groundout to first by Allan Craig. Greinke still in line for the after Ronald Belisario gets Matt Holliday to ground out to short to end the seventh.
Cardinals threatening in the bottom of the seventh with first and second with nobody out. Can Greinke work out of another jam to keep the Dodgers ahead?
Greinke has pitched very well since the first inning, keeping the Cardinals out of the scoring column over the past five innings. His pitch count is up to 93 through six, so the seventh inning will likely be his last.
Sorry that was Punto, not Mark Ellis, catching the relay throw from Puig and gunning down Craig at home plate.
Terrific relay from Puig to Ellis to Ellis to nail Alan Craig at the plate and preserve the Dodgers' 2-1 lead. This kid needs to get some Gold Glove consideration in right field folks, even with some of the mistakes he still makes nightly.
Awesome graphic provided by ESPN pointing out that the Dodgers are 1,009-1,008 versus the Cardinals all-time. Let's get that record up to 1,010-1,008 tonight fellas.
Sutcliffe giving some great insight into the adjustments that Greinke has made since the beginning of the game based on the umpire's strike zone.
Dodgers fail to capitalize after getting the leadoff runner on again in the top of the fifth. Remains 2-1 heading to the bottom half of the inning.
Wow! Greinke get's out of a first-and-third-with-no-outs jam to keep the Dodgers ahead 2-1 after four innings. Clutch pitching their buddy!
Can Greinke wiggle out of this jam without surrendering a run?
Greinke gives up a leadoff hit to Jay to start the bottom of the fourth. Neither pitcher is looking very sharp so far this evening.
Wainwright gets Juan Uribe to ground into an inning-ending double play to prevent the Dodgers from busting this game wide open. Doesn't look like he has his best stuff tonight, but the Dodgers are having some good at bats early on.
Puig scoring the go-ahead run on the groundout from A.J. Ellis. Very productive out there from the Dodgers catcher.
And Andre Ethier ties the game (and shatters his bat) on a bloop single to right field, scoring Adrian Gonzalez from third. Still no outs as the Dodgers look to take the lead.
Dodgers 1, Cardinals 1.
Dodgers have runners on first and third with no outs after Puig delivers a double off of Wainwright in the top of the fourth.
Given the historic nature of today's suspensions and that Sutcliffe, Boone and Schilling all played at various points during the steroids era, it would be a little irresponsible if they didn't give the story some attention during the broadcast.
Punto can't make a tough play on the infield, loading the bases full of Cardinals with two outs in the bottom of the third. Greinke trying to retire 2011 World Series hero David Freese to keep this a one-run game.
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