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Greinke, Dodgers drop Marlins 4-1

MIAMI (AP) - Zack Greinke allowed one run in eight innings to win his fourth start in a row Wednesday, and the Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of sloppy defense by the Miami Marlins for the second consecutive night to beat them, 4-1.

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Greinke (12-3) allowed six hits, walked none and lowered his ERA to 2.91.

The Marlins' lone run came on a first-inning homer by Giancarlo Stanton, and they had only one hit after the fourth inning.

Miami committed a season-high three errors, including two in the Dodgers' three-run fourth inning. Two Marlins errors led to two unearned in their 6-4 loss Tuesday.

Yasiel Puig went 0 for 5 but scored the Dodgers' first run. The rookie sensation was back in right field after being held out of the starting lineup for one game because of a slump. He's 7 for 42 (.167) over his past 11 games.

The announced crowd of 24,996 included Puig's friend, LeBron James, making his first visit to Marlins Park. James sat next to one of the aquariums behind home plate and drew the night's biggest cheer when he was shown on the video scoreboard between innings.

The Dodgers improved to 27-5 since the All-Star break, and they've won 21 of their past 24 road games. They're unbeaten in their past 18 series since mid-June.

Los Angeles had only seven hits and went 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position.

Much of the Dodgers' offense came from Hanley Ramirez, who had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run against his former team.

Aside from Stanton's homer, only two Marlins reached second base against Greinke, and one was picked off.

Kenley Jansen completed the six-hitter by pitching the ninth for his 21st save in 24 chances. That left the Marlins (48-77) back on pace to lose 100 games.

Ex-Dodger Nathan Eovaldi (2-4) hit 100 mph on the radar gun and allowed only two earned runs in seven innings. But he was again hurt by the poor run support that has plagued him this season, and fell to 0-4 in his past seven starts.

Shaky defense hurt Eovaldi, too. Puig reached on a wild throw by third baseman Ed Lucas to start the fourth, and Los Angeles took advantage of the mistake.

Ramirez doubled home a run, Andre Ethier put the Dodgers ahead with an RBI single, and Ramirez came home on a wild pickoff throw to first by Eovaldi to make the score 3-1.

Stanton's 16th homer in the first put the Marlins ahead 1-0. Their first two batters singled in the second, but Greinke pitched out of the jam.

Notes: Ethier had two hits to improve his career average against Miami to .395. ... Stanton had two hits and is 7 for 13 in the series. ... Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (12-7), who leads the majors with an ERA of 1.80, pitches in the series finale Thursday against Henderson Alvarez (2-1).

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