The Kings brought the Stanley Cup to Dodger Stadium tonight. It worked.
Hanley cranks a two-run home run in the third inning? Dancing and bubbles. Matty goes solo in the fourth? Dancing and bubbles. New guy Carlos Triunfel whips his first major-league homer for some Geico (okay, Progressive)? Dancing and bubbles.
Puig didn't homer and went 1 for 4, but he did this. We can't confirm if there was dancing and bubbles afterward.
Greinke got that elusive ninth win, burning through 117 pitches over six innings. The bullpen was kind of shaky: Howell and League loaded the bases in the seventh, along with an error by Dee, but only one run scored. Wilson sandwiched a DP between a walk and a single, and Kenley allowed back-to-back singles before getting the save.
Okay, what's the bad news? A one-hopper went off of Ramirez's finger in the seventh. How's it going, Hanley?
Great! Even better, the Giants lost again, putting the Dodgers five games back (it was 9.5 games last week). Bubble on!