Cardinals-Dodgers NLDS Game 2: Did you know?

Cardinals-Dodgers NLDS Game 2: Did you know?

LOS ANGELES -- The Cardinals and the Dodgers tangled in another thriller Saturday night, but this time Los Angeles came out on top, winning Game 2 of the National League Division Series, 3-2. The clubs now head to St. Louis for Game 3 on Monday with the series tied at a game apiece.

Here's what you should know about Game 2:

Matt Kemp put the Dodgers ahead with a solo homer against Pat Neshek in the eighth inning. It was his third homer and seventh RBI in 18 career postseason games.

Zack Greinke was 2-for-3 at the plate. It was the fifth multihit postseason game by a pitcher in franchise history. The last was by Orel Hershiser in Game 2 of the 1988 World Series.

  Date   Matchup Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 3   STL 10, LAD 9 video
Gm 2 Oct. 4   LAD 3, STL 2 video
Gm 3 Oct. 6   STL 3, LAD 1 video
Gm 4 Oct. 7   STL 3, LAD 2 video

• This was Lance Lynn's 22nd postseason appearance, which is the most by a pitcher in Cardinals history. It was his sixth start, and he's now 1-3 with a 5.02 ERA as a starter in October.

A.J. Ellis continued his hot streak with a third-inning double. He's now hit safely in each of his last eight postseason games and in 11 of 12 for his career.

Yasiel Puig struck out four times. He's now been fanned five times in a row in this series.

• With an RBI single in the third, Adrian Gonzalez now has 10 total RBIs in 16 career postseason games. He led the Majors with 116 in the regular season.

• Greinke is now 5-0 with a 2.05 ERA over his last nine starts since Aug. 15.

Carl Crawford went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, ending his 11-game postseason hitting streak, the longest in Dodgers franchise history.

Kenley Jansen picked up his third career postseason save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning. He's now tossed scoreless relief in six of his seven career playoff appearances.

Matt Carpenter is now tied with Carlos Beltran (2013) and Daniel Descalso (2012) for the third-most RBIs in a single NLDS in Cardinals history with six.

• Carpenter is 4-for-8 in this series with two home runs, two doubles and six RBIs. He had four total RBIs through the entire 2013 postseason.

Oscar Taveras' first career postseason hit was a big one. He singled in the 8th inning and came around to score on Carpenter's home run.

• In his first career postseason start, Kolten Wong broke up Greinke's no-hitter in the fifth inning with his second career hit in the playoffs.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for Michael Lananna is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.