Cardinals vs. Dodgers NLCS Game 5 score: L.A. leads 2-0 after 2

Harry How

The Dodgers are out to an early two-run lead through two in Game 5. St. Louis had a great chance to take an early lead in the first, but couldn't break through against Zack Greinke, who helped his own cause with an RBI single.

The Dodgers have jumped out to 2-0 lead after two thanks to RBI singles from Juan Uribe and Zack Greinke. Things looked to be going the Cardinals way at the outset, but they couldn't come through and now face a two-run deficit.

The BABIP gods did not favor Dodgers starter Greinke in the first, allowing two bloop singles to fall into left-center around a four-pitch walk to set up a bases-loaded, no-outs situation. Greinke then fell behind 2-1 to clean-up hitter Matt Adams, giving the Cardinals slugger a prime opportunity to deliver an early knock-out blow to the Dodgers' chances of surviving another day.

But Adams and Yadier Molina couldn't come through.

Greinke got Adams to chase a breaking ball in the dirt for the first out, then yielded a chopper to third from Molina, which Uribe turned into a nifty double play to end the threat:

Cardsdo_medium

Cards starter Joe Kelly looked good in the first, but surrendered four singles in the second to put his club in an early hole. Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig got the hit parade started for the Dodgers, eventually coming in to score on the one-baggers from Uribe and Greinke.

More from SB Nation MLB:

Cards take 3-1 series lead behind Holliday, Carpenter | More NLCS coverage

Do the Dodgers celebrate too much?

Red Sox get by stingy Verlander | More ALCS coverage

Goldman: Gibson’s HR still gives wrong idea about him

Meet Sir Bam Bam, who may be the future of big league managing

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.