(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to be one of the hottest teams in baseball after shutting out the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Saturday.
Dodgers’ starter Zack Greinke was fantastic, pitching 6 1/3 innings while giving up no runs on six hits while also striking out seven batters.
Greinke is now 10-3 this season with a 3.21 ERA this season after missing time earlier in the year with a broken collarbone.
On offense, Nick Punto, Adrian Gonzalez, Juan Uribe, and Skip Schumaker all had multi-hit games. Gonzalez hit a two-run home run off Rays’ starter Roberto Hernandez in the first inning.
With the win, the Dodgers are now 9-1 in their last 10 games, and have been building their lead in the NL West.
The Dodgers improved to 66-50, and are starting to put some distance between themselves and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Meanwhile for the Rays, Hernandez gave up five earned runs in just four innings of work, and fell to 6-12 on the season.
Fortunately for the Rays, the team still holds the top spot in the American League Wild Card standings.
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Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com Columnist