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Freese was replaced by a pinch-runner because of tightness in his right calf. He is day to day.

Ryu struck out four and walked one.

Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for a save.

After the first two games in St. Louis were decided by one run, the Dodgers got to Wainwright in the fourth and took a 2-0 lead.

Gonzalez’s double down the right-field line scored Mark Ellis, who doubled leading off. Gonzalez smacked his hands together in a celebratory gesture resembling an explosion.

“I saw Adrian doing some Mickey Mouse stuff at second,” Wainwright said.

Gonzalez replied: “I did what I always do. Mickey Mouse is only an hour away so, you know, it fits us.”

With two outs, Puig tripled off the wall in right to snap his 0-for-11 skid in the series.