LA Dodgers 8, St. Louis 5

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 14, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 40167

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 76-69 43-29 33-40 L1
LA Dodgers 75-70 39-34 36-36 W1

Recap


Dodgers 8, Cardinals 5:
Luis Cruz belted a three-run homer in the sixth inning and host Los Angeles rallied to snap a four-game losing streak against St. Louis.

Shawn Tolleson (2-1) earned the win in relief after pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings as the Dodgers moved one game behind the Cardinals in the race for the National League's second wild card.

The Cardinals seized an early 4-1 lead after Chris Capuano allowed solo homers to Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter in the second inning before Matt Holiday added a two-run blast in the third.

Los Angeles began its comeback with Andre Ethier’s two-run homer in the bottom of the third and moved ahead on Cruz’s two-out, three-run shot to left field off Edward Mujica.

The Dodgers, who extended their lead in the seventh on Adrian Gonzalez’s two-run double, won for just the second time in their last nine games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Friday that manager Don Mattingly will return in 2013. … Cardinals starter Joe Kelly gave up three runs over five innings. …Los Angeles RHP Clayton Kershaw could miss Sunday’s start because of continued pain in his right hip.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   LA Dodgers
Joe Kelly Player Chris Capuano
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 4.1
2 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 7
5.40 ERA 8.31
Hitting
St. Louis   LA Dodgers
Carlos Beltran Player Andre Ethier
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 9 3 19 .265 8 3 5 1 0 0
LA Dodgers 9 2 17 .290 12 5 8 3 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 .451 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .522 after a loss.