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Dodgers beat Cards, road win streak at 15

ST. LOUIS - Zack Greinke made himself right at home. Just like the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers have been doing for almost a month.

Greinke pitched into the seventh inning and raised his average to .405 with an RBI single, helping the Dodgers win their 15th straight game on the road with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. This is the sixth city during the streak.

“I think we kind of thrive on an us-against-the-stadium mentality,” catcher A.J. Ellis said. “It really brings out the best in ourselves.”

Nick Punto was productive subbing for injured shortstop Hanley Ramirez, and the Dodgers got an RBI apiece from Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis while matching Cincinnati’s 15-game run in 1957. They’re two wins shy of the NL record set by the 1916 New York Giants.

“They’re playing great ball, obviously,” losing pitcher Adam Wainwright said. “I knew that going in. I wanted to end that streak.”

The Detroit Tigers own the major league record with 21 consecutive road wins from 1983-84. Seventeen of them came during their World Series championship season in ’84, tying the 1916 Giants for the single-season mark, according to STATS.

Greinke (9-3) allowed two runs in six and one-third innings for his 100th career victory, allowing two hits in the third, fourth and fifth but no runs. Paco Rodriguez earned his second career save with a perfect ninth.

AP

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