KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers blew open the game in the second inning, when they scored six runs to extend their lead to 7-0. In one 10-batter stretch, nine Dodgers reached base, including Andre Ethier, who did so twice. But the inning was as painful as it was productive. Justin Turner strained his left hamstring on a run-scoring double, and third base coach Lorenzo Bundy sustained a calf injury on the same play. Hanley Ramirez injured his left calf as he scored on a single by Matt Kemp.
ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke made what was arguably his best start in the more than a month, limiting the Cardinals to one run and four hits over seven innings. He struck out 10 and walked none. The Dodgers were leading, 7-0, when he served up a solo home run to Matt Carpenter in the third inning. This marked the 32nd consecutive game for the Dodgers in which their starting pitcher walked two or fewer batters. The streak is the longest in the National League since at least 1914, according to Stats LLC.
AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon remained on a hot streak, going three for five with two doubles, a run scored and a run batted in. Four other Dodgers had multi-hit games: Yasiel Puig, Kemp, Ethier and A.J. Ellis.
UP NEXT: Clayton Kershaw (8-2, 2.24 ERA) will face the Cardinals and Shelby Miller (7-6, 3.75) at Dodger Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020.