The Los Angeles Dodgers received another strong outing from one of their aces as Zack Greinke threw seven scoreless innings and held the St. Louis Cardinals to just two hits. Greinke also helped himself by going 2-for-3 with a run scored and exited the game with the Dodgers leading 2-0.

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J.P. Howell gave up a leadoff single in the eighth and was the next Dodger pitcher to fall victim to Matt Carpenter’s hot hitting as he hit a two-run home run that tied the game. Howell gave up a third hit and was replaced by Brandon League, who got the Dodgers out of the inning.

Pat Neshek took the mound in the bottom of the eighth for the Cardinals and threw a slider to Matt Kemp on the inside part of the plate that the outfielder turned on and hit a solo home run to left field that just stayed fair.

Kemp’s home run proved to be the difference in the Dodgers’ win that tied the best-of-five series at one game.

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

6 Responses

  1. matthewcastelli

    As a writing/editing tip, “Pat Neshek took the mound in the bottom of the eighth for the Cardinals and threw a slider to Matt Kemp on the inside part of the plate that the outfielder turned on and hit a solo home run to left field that stayed fair.” – saying “that stayed fair” is redundant here because one can’t have a “home run that went foul.”

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    • Michael Molash

      To be fair, you excluded the word ‘just’ in your recap. A HR that ‘just stayed fair’ is a correct description of the hit. Not sure if it was edited after your comment or not. =D

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      • matthewcastelli

        It was edited after my comment, which is why I quoted the sentence as originally written lest I be considered “off my rocker” as it were. 🙂

      • Matthew Moreno

        Yes, the edit was made after his comment. The qualifier was accidentally omitted in the original writing of the post. Thanks for reading, guys!

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