Like a geyser waiting to erupt, the Dodgers lineup (finally at full strength, thanks to the return of Hanley Ramirez and Matt Kemp in the starting lineup) exploded for four runs in the first inning and two runs in the third inning. Matt Kemp played a key part in the first inning, hitting a two-run double in the first inning (Juan Uribe homered Kemp home. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run HR in the third. 'Zona starter Patrick Corbin lasted only 2.0 IP (7 H, 6 ER, 1 BB and 1 K).
The Dodgers scored two more runs in the fourth (Mark Ellis singled home Zack Greinke, who walked and advanced on a Yasiel Puig groundout; Kemp singled to center scoring Ellis). And they scored one more in the eighth on a Michael Young triple, scoring Ramirez.
Quite an offensive blowout for the Dodgers--12 hits in all--with the exception of Puig (0-for-5 in the leadoff spot) and AJ Ellis (0-for-5 with 7 LOB). Kemp, in his first start in months, went 4-for-4 with 3 RBI, a run scored, and two doubles.
And that Greinke kid? Just another 6.0 IP performance (6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB and 5 Ks). Ronald Belisario had a shaky eighth, but we'll save that concern for later. For now, let's just revel in the fact that the Dodgers' magic number is down to 2. Whaddya say, Tommy? Ready to feast?