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After having his start pushed back two days to give his wonky elbow some additional time, Greinke neither calmed all fears nor raised any new red flags.
It's the 28th time the Dodgers have reached the mark, and the 18th time in the last 19 years.
The victory increased the Dodgers’ lead in the
The night did not offer vintage Greinke, nor did he blow up and cause front office panic. Or at least any additional terror.
Greinke went seven innings, and if they seemed something of a struggle, they were ultimately effective enough. He allowed four runs on nine hits -- two of which were homers -- and one walk, striking out four.
He never did retire the side in order, but managed to improve his record to 13-8. Manager Don Mattingly said prior to the game that the Dodgers were more interested in how the elbow responded the day after the game than during it.
Greinke put the Dodgers in a hole in the fourth when he gave up a three-run homer to
Jacob deGrom, making his first start after coming off the disabled list with a sore shoulder, walked
Matt Kemp singled, and
They took the lead the next inning when Greinke singled and Crawford walked again before Gonzalez unloaded a three-run homer. It was the 18th home run of the season for Gonzalez.
Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly that scored Gordon and matched his season-high with five RBI.