ST. LOUIS — The
But starting pitcher
Greinke (9-3) earned his 100th victory and singled in what would be the game-winning run as the Dodgers increased their lead in the
"I don't know if there's any reason for the [road] streak, but it's kind of cool," said
"We're really confident coming to the yard every day," he said.
The Dodgers agreed that a key moment in the game came in the fifth inning, when the Dodgers led, 2-1. The Cardinals'
Puig fielded Freese's ball as it bounced off the fence and fired toward the infield. Punto, playing shortstop for the injured
"I didn't think there was any chance" to get Craig because, with two out, Craig was immediately running on anything hit, Ellis said. "Nick Punto knew exactly where that ball was going to be. A great relay by Nick."
Then in the seventh inning, Punto doubled to left field and scored on Greinke's single against starter
Punto said that with Puig, "he's just going to pick the ball up and throw it as far and as hard as he can, and fortunately for us I was right in the right position."
"Everything's going right," Punto said. "We're pitching outstanding, we're getting enough timely hits, we're winning one-run ballgames."
Greinke gave up two runs and eight hits in 61/3 innings. Rodriguez earned his second save by holding off St. Louis in the last two innings.
In the fourth inning,
It appeared Puig and Gonzalez yelled something at each other while they were on the bases, and later in the dugout it appeared they might be having some sort of an argument. But Gonzalez said there was no dispute or animosity between the two.