Kershaw (11-2), who struck out nine and walked
one, has pitched at least six innings in all 20 starts this
Justin Turner had two hits, a walk and a run batted in for the
Dodgers, who have won four in a row and seven of eight.
Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas (7-12) gave up two runs and six
hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one.
Dexter Fowler, who came in hitting .375 in his career against
Kershaw, had two hits off the left-hander before finishing
Kershaw gave up doubles to lead off the first and second
innings, and a single to start the third, but St. Louis only
took advantage in the second.
Matt Carpenter couldn't lay down a sacrifice bunt following a
leadoff double by Paul DeJong in the second, but then grounded a
two-out RBI single just inside the first-base bag for a 1-0
The Dodgers matched the Cardinals with a leadoff double from
Corey Seager in their half of the second. He was still on second
base with two outs when Kristopher Negron singled to tie the
score at 1-1.
Joc Pederson opened the third with a single for Los Angeles. He
moved to second on a groundout and scored on Turner's
opposite-field double into the right-field corner for a 2-1
After Fowler led off the third with a single, Kershaw retired
the next 13 batters before Carpenter walked with one out in the
seventh. Pederson made a nice running catch in the right-center
field gap off the bat of Andrew Knizner to end the inning.
Edwin Rios pinch-hit for Kershaw in the seventh and drew a walk
off reliever Andrew Miller before eventually scoring on a
two-out single by Max Muncy to make it 3-1.
Pedro Baez struck out DeJong with the bases loaded to end the
Kenley Jansen worked a scoreless ninth for his 26th save.
--Field Level Media
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