Asked afterward if he had any extra incentive to be named the NL starter, the usually demure Greinke, already a two-time All-Star and making $25 million this season, predictably muttered: “No.”As for Harvey, the NL starter in the 2013 All-Star game coming back from Tommy John surgery could be justifiably nosed out by someone more deserving after he wobbled in giving up seven hits and five walks during his five-inning struggle that brought pitching coach Dan Warthen to the mound three times.Along with that, Harvey also endured one of his famous chronic bloody noses that just added to his misery.Battered and bruised, Harvey (7-6, 3.11) was gone long before the special elongated rendition of “God Bless America” during the Fourth of July seventh-inning stretch performed before an announced crowd of 51,252 waiting for fireworks to begin. Dodgers third baseman Alberto Callaspo, starting for the rested Justin Turner, drove in two runs with a pair of singles and was robbed of a third hit with a bases-loaded sharp grounder in the first inning. Adrian Gonzalez hit his 15th homer of the year, a solo shot to right field in the fifth inning, to highlight what could be called a Dodgers’ offensive explosion of late. After the MLB All Star teams picked electronically by the fans and judiciously by the players are announced today, the managers get down to filling out the pitching staffs for the July 14 exhibition.The Dodgers’ Zack Greinke, already a lock to get an invite as it is for the National League roster by manager Bruce Bochy, made his latest conserted pitch to be earmarked as the game’s starter based on his seven-inning shutout outing in Saturday’s unnecessarily tight 4-3 win over the New York Mets in a regionally-televised game.Greinke’s MLB-best ERA shrunk to 1.48 in 115 1/3 innings and he extended his scoreless-innings streak to a career-best 27 2/3 innings, carefully misplacing four hits (two in the first inning) without a walk and having just two runners get as far as second base.The only real struggle for Greinke, 7-2 with his second win of the week, was trying to keep his batting helmet over is flowing locks while overswinging at a strike in a sixth-inning at bat against his counterpart, Matt Harvey. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error They could have had plenty more than just four runs to give to Greinke and four needed relievers.In innings two through four, the Dodgers had seven batters reach base by four walks and three hits, loading the bases twice, but only brought one of them home. Greinke, who singled in the fourth inning, left the bases loaded in the sixth when he flied out to right as the last batter Harvey faced.Both Harvey and Greinke (7-2) made 100 pitches. Greinke just made his more efficient.“He’s doing what he always does ‑ hitting the fastball on both sides of the plate, throwing the changeup, mixing in the slider and curveball and knowing exactly where to go with every single hitter,” said manager Don Mattingly. “Zack has the weapons and does his homework.”Greinke said the current scoreless streak, which escliped the 24 innings stretch he had with Kansas City in April of his Cy Young Award season of 2009, may or not be considered better because “I just don’t think of the past or the future.” Although he did recall having a streak of some 36 innings while with the Royals when he didn’t allow an earned run that came about because of a scoring change.The Mets were only able to chip away at the scoreboard after Greinke left with a 4-0 lead ‑ and Mattingly said Greinke would have likely not been lifted for a pinch hitter had his spot not come up as what was the last out in the bottom of the seventh.Three runs and five hits off the Dodgers’ bullpen over the last two innings made it uncomfortable.Reliever Adam Liberatore gave up a double to Lucas Duda to bring home the first New York run ‑ charged to Yimi Garcia ‑ with two outs in the eighth. Wilmer Flores followed with a single off reliever Pedro Baez to bring in another run ‑ charged to Liberatore.Pinch hitter John Mayberry Jr. flied out to center with runners on first and third to end the inning.The Mets brought the tying run to the plate just two pitches into the ninth when Baez opened the inning hitting Ruben Tejada with a pitch. Kevin Plawecki followed with a single up the middle.With J.P.Howell warming in the bullpen ‑ and not usual closer Kenley Jansen, whom Mattingly was saving because he had pitched in three of the last four games ‑ Tejada went to third and scored via two deep flies to Yasiel Puig in right field.Mattingly then summonedthe left-hander Howell to face the left-handed hitting Curtis Granderson. Howell recorded his first save since 2011, striking Granderson out on four pitches, the last an off-speed pitch that broke down and outside.