LA Dodgers 5, St. Louis 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, July 23, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 103°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Eric Cooper,
Attendance - 42806

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 7 0
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 53-44 29-20 24-24 W5
St. Louis 50-46 26-21 24-25 L1

Recap


Dodgers 5, Cardinals 3: Rookie Luis Cruz lined a three-run homer as visiting Los Angeles opened a four-game series with its fifth straight win.
 
Cruz’s second-inning shot off Joe Kelly (1-3), only his second major-league homer, helped the Dodgers to their eighth straight victory over the Cardinals. Mark Ellis added a two-run double in the seventh to stretch the lead to 5-1. 

Chad Billingsley (5-9), who came off the disabled list earlier in the day, allowed one run and seven hits in six innings. 
 
Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer and Lance Berkman had an RBI single for the Cardinals, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.
  
Kelly allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits in six innings. He walked three and fanned one. St. Louis has scored three or fewer runs in six of Kelly's eight starts.
 
Billingsley fanned four and walked one in his 100-pitch outing. Kenley Jansen earned his 19th save in 24 chances with a perfect ninth.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Berkman was 2-for-18 with no RBIs lifetime against Billingsley before his first-inning RBI hit. It was Berkman’s fifth start in nine games since he came off the DL following knee surgery. … Billingsley avoided losing a career-high sixth straight start. … Cruz’s homer ended St. Louis’ string of 26 shutout innings. … It was 101 degrees at first pitch. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   St. Louis
Chad Billingsley Player Joe Kelly
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 4
1.50 ERA 3.00
Hitting
LA Dodgers   St. Louis
Tony GwynnPlayer Jon Jay
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 7 1 12 .212 11 4 5 3 0 0
St. Louis 9 1 14 .257 15 6 3 1 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .540 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .596 after a win and .489 after a loss.