Dodgers find plenty of offense in 6-0 win over Cardinals

Andre Ethier hits a three-run home run in Dodgers' 6-0 win over St. Louis Cardinals

KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers scored their first two runs in the fourth inning, which Yasiel Puig led off with a walk. Adrian Gonzalez countered the Cardinals' defensive shift with a bunt single down the third-base line, which set up a run-scoring hit by Matt Kemp. Gonzalez later scored on a sacrifice fly by Juan Uribe. Manager Don Mattingly credited Gonzalez's bunt for jump-starting the lineup. "I've been trying to bunt for a while," Gonzalez said. "I've been squaring up a lot. I'm not faking it. I'm waiting for a pitch I can bunt. Just haven't gotten a good pitch."

AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier delivered the final blow in the fifth inning, when he hit a three-run home run to increase the Dodgers' lead to 6-0. The home run was the fourth of the year for Ethier and his first since May 27. Gonzalez and Matt Kemp each had two hits, with Gonzalez scoring two runs and Kemp hitting a double. Puig, who was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, scored two runs.

ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw pitched seven scoreless innings. Brandon League and Jamey Wright each tossed a scoreless inning to lower their earned-run averages to 2.06 and 2.11, respectively.

MEDICAL REPORT: Utilityman Justin Turner was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, as was expected. "We're hopeful it's not one of those two-month hammys and more between three weeks to a month type thing," Mattingly said. "He came in actually decent today. It's not one of those where you can't walk at all." Hanley Ramirez didn't play for the fourth time in five games, as he was recovering from a left calf strain he sustained the previous night. A similar injury to the same muscle forced Ramirez to miss three games last month. "I don't know if it should be more of a concern now or not," Mattingly said.

ROSTER MOVE: To replace Turner on the active roster, the Dodgers recalled Carlos Triunfel from triple-A Albuquerque.

UP NEXT: Dan Haren (7-4, 3.83) will face the Cleveland Indians and Corey Kluber (7-5, 3.09) at Dodger Stadium at 7 p.m. Monday. On the air: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020.

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