LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings to outduel Matt Harvey, Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers survived their shaky bullpen to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Saturday night.
Greinke (7-2) extended his scoreless innings streak to 27 2/3 while striking out four and walking none. He had a two-out single in the fourth inning, too.
J.P. Howell got the final out for his first save since June 12, 2011, against Tampa Bay.
Harvey (7-6) gave up seven hits and three runs in five innings. He struck out four and tied a career high with five walks while getting in bases-loaded jams in the second, third and fifth innings. His ERA jumped to 3.11.
The Mets closed to 4-2 with two outs in the eighth on Lucas Duda’s RBI double and Wilmer Flores’ RBI single after three Dodger relievers gave up a combined four hits. Pedro Baez, who allowed Flores’ hit, gave up a sacrifice fly to Juan Lagares in the ninth that made it 4-3.
The Dodgers extended their lead to 3-0 with two runs in the fifth. Gonzalez’s 15th homer landed in the pavilion in right field with one out before Alberto Callaspo’s RBI single drove in Yasmani Grandal, who singled.
Jimmy Rollins’ RBI groundout to first base put Los Angeles ahead 1-0 in the second, when Harvey walked two. He walked two more batters in the third, when the Dodgers failed to score after loading the bases.
Greinke, whose 1.48 ERA leads the majors, retired 11 of 12 batters in his final stretch, with the only exception being Lagares who reached on a strikeout wild pitch.
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