It was a good night for numbers, if your baseball leanings tend toward the
There were the numbers of the day, the ones that showed them dropping the
There were ones spanning the last nine months that show right-hander
And then there were the lifetime achievement numbers, Wednesday's victory leaving the Dodgers only the fourth major-league club with 10,000 wins in franchise history. That only dates back to their first victory on April 21, 1890.
The Dodgers looked pretty comfortable in the 41-degree weather, pounding out 12 hits and continually coming through in the clutch.
It was the consistent Greinke, however, who led the way. Greinke raised his record to 5-0 to start the season, holding the Twins to one unearned run. In his six-plus innings he gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out six. He lowered his earned-run average to 2.04.
This is Greinke’s best start to a season since he opened 6-0 in the 2009 season, when he went on to win the
Greinke left the game after surrendering a leadoff double in the seventh inning, having thrown 110 pitches.
Paco Rodriguez, called up Tuesday, was charged with three runs in the ninth inning. That forced Manager
Minnesota actually opened the scoring in the second inning on a Josmil Pinto single,
But the Dodgers were pretty much in control after that. They took the lead in the third inning after Butera singled and
The Dodgers drove in three more runs, all with two outs, in the seventh inning. After singles by Puig and