Jun 7, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) doubles in a run in the first inning off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn (31) at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Shutout by reigning National Cy Young recipient Clayton Kershaw the previous night, the Cardinals faced another tough task in familiar foe Zack Greinke, who came into the contest not only as the National League ERA leader, but also with nine career victories against St. Louis. Greinke only surrendered 1 run through 6.2 innings, backed up by timely hits from Justin Turner in the first and third innings.
Despite laboring through five innings on 98 pitches, Lance Lynn kept St. Louis within distance by working out of jams with runners in scoring position in three separate frames. Jhonny Peralta boosted the offense with a three-hit night, including a sixth inning home run against Greinke and a go-ahead single in the eighth inning. Matt Holliday and Mark Reynolds also tagged on eighth inning RBIs, helping the Cardinals take three of four games in Los Angeles alongside scoreless efforts from five relief pitchers.
Game MVP: Jhonny Peralta