Carlos Beltran capped his latest scintillating postseason performance with an RBI single in the 13th inning early Saturday that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the NL championship series opener.
Greinke came within one strike of his fifth career shutout and struck out nine for his fifth win in a row and Yasiel Puig was a triple short of the cycle as the Dodgers beat the cubs 6-2.
Punto homered in the seventh inning as the Dodgers rallied past the New York Mets 4-2 on Monday night to stretch their winning streak to six games.
The blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford from Boston to the Dodgers last August will wrap up with the Red Sox paying $11.7 million to Los Angeles over the next three years.
It took two pitches for Adrian Gonzalez to make a major difference with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced in a statement Saturday that a blockbuster trade involving the Boston Red Sox has been finalized.