SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers won the Friday night series opener of their battle for first place with the Padres, Zack Greinke standing out in his familiar role of stopper while rookie Yimi Garcia throwing his cap into the ring for closer with Joel Peralta's status uncertain.
Greinke brought a halt to his club's three-game losing streak with seven scoreless innings, pinpointing his fastball for seven strikeouts and supported in the 3-0 win with RBIs from the bottom of the lineup -- one each from Carl Crawford (his first homer), Juan Uribe (his first RBI) and Joc Pederson.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of the Dodgers @kengurnick on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.