Greinke (7-2) gave up four hits and struck out four batters, throwing a tidy 100 pitches in seven innings. The scoreless streak is the longest of his career, breaking a personal best from 2009, when he didn't surrender a run for 24 innings. His performance was almost offset by a difficult top of the eighth from the Los Angeles bullpen, which gave up two runs between three relief pitchers.
The Dodgers were saved by their hitting, taking advantage of an inconsistent outing from the usually reliable
Harvey settled down, but that changed in the fifth, when
The Dodgers struck again in the seventh, when an infield single by Callaspo (who was two for four) sent home Grandal, who hit a double earlier in the inning. The Mets tried out three relievers after Harvey, and the last two, Carlos Torres and
In relief of Greinke in the eighth, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore allowed one run each, with the damage done on a double by first baseman
The Dodgers got another scare in the top of the ninth, when reliever