Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Backed by six-plus strong innings from Zack Greinke, the Los Angeles Dodgers reached a milestone on Wednesday with a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins.
The win was the 10,000th for Los Angeles in the regular season in the majors, as the team joined the Giants, Cubs and Braves in that esteemed club.
Los Angeles' media guide had the team entering the 2014 season with 9,972 victories, but Elias Sports Bureau stated that 13 wins which were thrown out in 1899 due to an illegal player and another rules infraction count towards the overall total.
Greinke (5-0) gave up just one unearned run on seven hits with a walk and six strikeouts and has now gone 21 straight starts (18 regular, three postseason) of five or more innings with two or fewer runs allowed, the longest streak in the majors since 1914.
Juan Uribe drove in a pair of runs, and Yasiel Puig had two hits, scored twice and added an RBI for the Dodgers, who had dropped five of seven coming into the contest.
Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-4 with two RBI and Trevor Plouffe added a two-run double for the Twins, who had won three of four coming in. Kyle Gibson (3-2) allowed five runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings to drop his second straight start.
This game was the first of a three-game set, as Tuesday's opener was rained out and it will be played as part of a day/night doubleheader on Thursday.