The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t get their first hit Sunday until Adrian Gonzalez’s bunt single in the fourth inning.
Gonzalez broke the seal and the Dodgers managed to score two runs off St. Louis Cardinals starter Shelby Miller to take a 2-0 lead at the end of four. The Dodgers got to Miller again in the fifth, this time on a Yasiel Puig double and Gonzalez RBI single to center.
Matt Kemp followed with a double to put runners on second and third with two outs. Andre Ethier stepped in, already 0-for-2 on the day with a pair of fly outs to center.
With a 1-0 count, Ethier was given the green light and he deposited the ball into the right field pavilion to give the Dodgers a 6-0 lead. It was Ethier’s fourth home run of the season and first since he hit one May 27 against the Cincinnati Reds.
Clayton Kershaw wouldn’t need more than one run as he shut the Cardinals out over seven innings, but Ethier’s homer gave the Dodgers some breathing room as they cruised to a victory.
Dodgers Defeat The Cardinals, 6-0