Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, right, is congratulated by Tim Wallach #26 after he hit a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on June 22, 2013 in San Diego, California.
The Dodgers won 6-1 Saturday in San Diego behind Zach Greinke's stellar pitching performance and a big sixth inning.
Greinke pitched his longest game of the season, lasting eight innings on 111 pitches, allowing just one run off of four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Before the eighth inning, he had only given up two singles, but he gave up back-to-back doubles to start the eighth giving the Padres their only run.
Greinke got roughed up in Pittsburgh last Sunday, but has pitched at least seven innings in three of his last four outings.
Kenley Jansen finished off the game in the ninth, giving up one hit but striking out two.
The Dodgers' offense got seven hits to score their six runs, but still left ten runners on base in the game. The Padres gave them plenty of opportunities with eight walks and two errors.
The Padres walked the bases loaded in the fifth with one out, but the Dodgers scored just one as Skip Schumaker grounded into a forceout. Yasiel Puig struck out to end the inning with two runners on.
In the sixth, Adrian Gonzalez led off with a solo home run, his first since June 3rd. Andre Ethier walked, Mark Ellis singled, and with two outs an error from the Padres' Pedro Ciriaco scored two more runs, making it 4-0 Dodgers. Mark Ellis singled in another for their fifth run.
Hanley Ramirez added on to the scoring in the seventh with a solo home run. In his last five games he is 10-20 with six RBI and two home runs.
Yasiel Puig went hitless for just his third career game, with two strikeouts, but he got on base via walk twice.
The 6-1 victory gives the Dodgers their first win in the four game series, and a chance to split the series.