But Gordon was erased at second on a Yasiel Puig bouncer, and then Juan Uribe hit into a double play.
Now the Dodgers are without Gonzalez in the tie game, and have lost Gordon for later use as a pinch runner. Michael Young took over for Gonzalez at first.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (end of seven):
Yasiel Puig has struggled at the plate so far (0 for 3, six runners left on base), but the series got its first glimpse of the talent he posses in the seventh.
With Jon Jay on first with one out, David Freese hit a sinking liner. Unfortunately for Freese, it was to Puig in right.
Puig sprinted in to make the catch at his knees, then while on the run, quickly fired to first to double up Jay, who had gone too far to second and could not return to first in time to beat the throw.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (middle of seventh):
The Cardinals have gone to their bullpen, and through one inning it was must more of the same. Ex-Dodger left-hander Randy Choate got Carl Crawford to pop up, and then right-hander Seth Maness got Mark Ellis to ground out and struck out Hanley Ramirez.
St. Louis starter Joe Kelly settled down after a rough start. He gave up two runs in his six innings on six hits and two walks. He struck out five.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (end of sixth):
The Cardinals again went in order. Zack Greinke has now retired the last eight consecutive Cardinals.
This is starting to look like a game for the bullpens, which will quickly test the Dodgers plan to shake it up this round.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (middle of sixth):
The Dodgers got a leadoff single from Juan Uribe, who has two of the Dodgers' six hits and has driven in both runs.
Uribe advanced to second on a two-out groundout, but Manager Don Mattingly elected to let right-hander Zack Greinke bat. He flied out to center.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (end of fifth):
Zack Greinke appears firmly back in control. He struck out the side in the fifth. He has eight strikeouts through five innings.
Greinke has thrown 73 pitches, 48 for strikes.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (middle of fifth):
Offense has become rumor.