LA Dodgers 4, St. Louis 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 95°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Nauert, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Kerwin Danley,
Attendance - 42449

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 76-70 43-29 33-41 L2
LA Dodgers 76-70 40-34 36-36 W2

Recap

Dodgers 4, Cardinals 3: Juan Rivera hit a pinch-hit walkoff single off Jason Motte and host Los Angeles scored two runs in the ninth inning to pull even with St. Louis in the race for the second National League wild card.

Luis Cruz tied the game with two outs in the ninth when he doubled to center on a 3-2 pitch, driving in pinch runner Dee Gordon from second.

Rivera singled in the winning run off Motte (4-5), scoring pinch runner Elian Herrera from second. Ronald Belisario (6-1) earned the victory in the Dodgers’ 11th walkoff win this season.

Dodgers starter Joe Blanton retired 13 in a row after giving up Allen Craig’s two-run blast in the first inning, and the game was tied at 2-2 after Mark Ellis’ solo homer in the third.

The Cardinals moved ahead in the sixth when Jaime Garcia walked to lead off the inning and later scored from third on Craig’s RBI single to left field off Blanton. Garcia gave up two runs (one earned) over six innings for St. Louis, which fell to 2-8 in its last 10 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 0-for-4 and is 3-for-32 in his last eight games, but he turned in an outstanding defensive play in the top of the ninth when he threw out Yadier Molina at third base from center field. … Blanton allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings. … Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (hip) has been scratched from Sunday’s start.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   LA Dodgers
Jaime Garcia Player Joe Blanton
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.2
5 Strikeouts 6
3 Hits 4
1.50 ERA 4.76
Hitting
St. Louis   LA Dodgers
Allen Craig Player Juan Rivera
2 Hits 1
3 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 1
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 6 1 10 .194 9 7 3 3 0 2
LA Dodgers 6 1 11 .176 9 9 4 1 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .587 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 .514 after a loss.