The Los Angeles Dodgers came into yesterday's game with 9,999 wins as a team overall. Going for win no. 10,000, Zack Greinke was on the hill, against the Minnesota Twins, who were pitching Kyle Gibson. Greinke was also going for a personal record of becoming 5-0 for the first time since his Cy Young award season in 2009 with the Kansas City Royals.
The Dodgers looked to secure no. 10,000 quickly and promptly. After giving up a 1-0 lead to the Twins, the Dodgers scored two runs in the third. Greinke was good with two runs, pitching six innings of one run ball (no earned runs), while totaling six strikeouts. Even with the 2-0 lead, the Dodgers poured it on in the seventh, scoring three runs, on Andre Either's first double of the year and Juan Uribe's two-run single. The Twins looked to come back in the ninth down 6-1. After scoring once, a two-run double from Trevor Plouffe tightened it up. But, the Dodgers prevailed for their 10,000th win.
The Dodgers took their 10,000th win much like they've been taking wins since they asembled this star-studded team, with good hitting, pitching, and defense. Although the Twins put a good run on at the end, Kenley Jansen shut the door, and made sure that no futher scoring would occur. This was a good team win for the Dodgers.
Dodgers 6, Twins 4