Bumgarner sailed in the bottom of the sixth by retiring the Dodgers in order, including back-to-back strikeouts of Kemp and Hanley Ramirez. Greinke threw a 1-2-3 inning in the seventh and topped 100 pitches in the process.
Bumgarner collected two more strikeouts in the seventh and the Dodgers were without a hit since Van Slyke’s single turned double attempt it the fourth. Greinke returned to the mound in the eighth inning and nearly gave up a game-tying home run to Gregor Blanco, but the ball hooked right of the right field foul pole line.
On his 17th pitch of the inning, Greinke got Blanco to ground out to keep the Dodgers ahead by one run. With Bumgarner still on the mound in the eighth, Turner hit his second solo home run of the game to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 4-2.
Sergio Romo was then brought in to record the final two outs of the inning. Kenley Jansen took over in the ninth and earned the save as the Dodgers moved within one win of repeating as NL West division champions.