St. Louis 2, LA Dodgers 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Dana DeMuth,
Attendance - 43309

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 1
LA Dodgers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 76-68 43-29 33-39 W1
LA Dodgers 74-70 38-34 36-36 L4

Recap

Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1: Allen Craig singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning and visiting St. Louis won the opener of the four-game series.

Lance Lynn (15-7) allowed one run over six innings and Jason Motte recorded his 34th save for the Cardinals, who snapped a three-game losing streak and moved two games ahead of the Dodgers in the race for the second wild card berth in the National League.

The Cardinals broke a 1-all tie in the seventh when Shane Robinson walked to lead off the inning, moved to second on Matt Carpenter’s single and scored on Craig’s two-out single off Steven “Paco” Rodriguez (0-1).

Los Angeles took an early lead on Adrian Gonzalez’s RBI double in the first before St. Louis answered in the second inning on Skip Schumaker’s run-scoring single off Josh Beckett, who gave up one run over 5 1/3 frames.

The Cardinals won for just the fifth time in their last 16 games, while Los Angeles has dropped seven of its last eight. The Dodgers were outhit 10-6 and had only one runner advance past first base after the first inning.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Cardinals improved to 7-16 in one-run road games. … The Dodgers have been unsuccessful in their last five stolen base attempts after being thrown out twice on Thursday. … St. Louis won for the second time in its last 10 road games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   LA Dodgers
Lance Lynn Player Josh Beckett
Win W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.1
7 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 7
1.50 ERA 1.69
Hitting
St. Louis   LA Dodgers
Yadier Molina Player Andre Ethier
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.750 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 10 0 12 .286 25 6 2 5 0 1
LA Dodgers 6 0 8 .194 11 8 1 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .443 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .522 after a loss.