The Dodgers won another game, but lost another player.

On the same day they defeated the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, 6-0, second baseman Mark Ellis underwent an emergency leg operation that is expected to sideline him for a minimum of six weeks.

Ellis, who was injured when Tyler Greene of the Cardinals slid into him at second base the previous night, had blood and fluids drained from his left leg. He is scheduled to be hospitalized until Tuesday.

He became the fourth Dodgers starter on the disabled list. The others: Matt Kemp, Juan Rivera and Juan Uribe.

With half of their everyday position players sidelined Saturday, starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw responded the way he often responds in times of crisis.