Behind the continued superb pitching of Zack Greinke and the clutch hitting of Michael Young, the Los Angeles Dodgers prevailed over the San Diego Padres 1-0, taking two out of three games in the weekend series.
Greinke has been very impressive since July 25th, he has gone 7-0 with a 1.6 ERA, and will force to be reckoned with in the playoffs behind Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
With just 72 pitches thrown in five innings of work and no runs allowed, Greinke had an easy day at Petco Park.
"It was just a lighter day. I was totally fine with it," said Greinke.
"It was really more of a solid five innings than anything else," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "His next one will be more of a regular one."
Padres starter Andrew Cashner was solid until the seventh inning when Adrian Gonzalez connected on a single. Casher struck out Matt Kemp, but allowed Michael Young to double deep to right which scored Gonzalez for the 1-0 lead.
J.P. Howell (4-1) pitched an immaculate sixth inning, followed by Chris Withrow who only walked two batter in the following two innings.
Kenley Jansen picked up his 27th save in the ninth inning that secured the Dodgers victory.
"A lot of the credit goes to our pitching staff. They did a great job. Any time they do really well, the defense feeds off that," said Michael Young.
Cashner (10-9) struck out seven, allowed four hits and a run in seven innings of work in the loss.
The Dodgers have a day off Monday before traveling to San Francisco to take on the rival Giants at AT&T Park on Tuesday.