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Zack Greinke tosses a two-hit shutout against the Rockies

Jul 13, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

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Dodgers starter Zack Greinke made his best start of the season tonight, blanking the Rockies over nine innings as the Dodgers provided the bare minimum run support in a 1-0 victory. Greinke allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out nine — and he didn’t record his first strikeout until the fifth inning. The lone run came on a Hanley Ramirez RBI groundout in the bottom of the second inning.

Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood was nearly as good, allowing just the one run in an eight-inning complete game. He allowed four hits and walked two while striking out four, lowering his ERA to 2.56 over 12 starts. Chatwood snaps the Rockies’ streak of 299 consecutive starts without a complete game, tweets Tracy Ringolsby.

The win is the Dodgers’ sixth in their last seven games and they are finally above .500 for the first time since April 15. The first-place Diamondbacks, leading the Dodgers by a meager two games now, play the last-place Padres tonight.

  1. jplum831 - Jul 13, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    First time over .500 since WAY back on Thursday, 7/11. But tonight was only their 2nd time over .500 since 4/15, so I guess that means something.

  2. jplum831 - Jul 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Sorry, also, Bill, the dbacks are 2 games in front as of posting. If ARI loses tonight, it will be 1.5 up. Did you copy and paste that paragraph from Thursday?

    • Bill Baer - Jul 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

      I think I was mistakenly looking at the BRef standings, forgetting that they don’t update in real time. Thanks for catching the mistake.

  3. kingscourt25 - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Hanley’s RBI was in the 1st inning

  4. ddjesus - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Those Dbacks are pretty talented, hosting the Brewers and the Padres at the same time.

  5. ddjesus - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Wow, 4 people needing to fact check one article. that’s not good.

  6. xrateplaya - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Padres played the giants and got no hit

  7. jpm557 - Jul 14, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Greinke: “I threw a shutout!”
    Lincecum: “That’s cute”

    • Jeff M. - Jul 14, 2013 at 2:44 AM

      Greinke: “The Game Score for my shut out was better than your no hitter”
      Lincecum: “…”

  8. irishdodger - Jul 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    If Greinke will quit throwing his curve ball too often and rely on his fastball, he’ll have mor outings like last night.

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