After being shutout Friday night at the hands of their long-time rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers entered play Saturday with a one-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West standings.
Whereas the Dodgers fell behind early, they jumped all over Tim Hudson and the Giants Saturday. The Dodgers sent nine men to the plate and scored four runs in the first inning, and knocked Hudson out of the game in the second en route to scoring four more runs.
As the offensive onslaught continued, Zack Greinke was putting up one scoreless frame after another. Greinke got involved offensively in the fourth inning with a double that nearly cleared the fence. He then scored the Dodgers’ 11th run of the game on Dee Gordon’s single.
With the Dodgers still leading 11-0 in the sixth, Greinke connected on the first pitch he saw for a two-run home run. The Dodgers went on to score 17 runs on 24 hits and shutout the Giants in their win.