Final Score: 4-3, Cardinals
The Los Angeles Dodgers started a series with the St. Louis Cardinals last night and it was a very long opening game. Brandon McCarthy started for the Dodgers and pitched a hell of a game. Through 6 ⅓ innings, he allowed two runs off of one hit while walking three and striking out four. McCarthy exited the game due to leg cramps and ended with a no-decision.
The Dodgers were winning in the 9th inning until Kenley Jansen blew the save by allowing a two-out solo shot to Jedd Gyorko. The game went to 16 innings when Bud Norris allowed a walk-off home run to Matt Adams to sink the Dodgers.
The hits were there for the Dodgers, but with runners in scoring position they were 1-for-13. Howie Kendrick and Justin Turner both homered while Corey Seager had four hits in his return to the lineup.
The Dodgers played much better offensively but could not get the runners in, something they really need to fix if they’re going to be competitive for the postseason chase. McCarthy gave this team a great start and he has nothing to show for it, even though he deserved a win.
L.A. continues this series Saturday as Kenta Maeda will start against Cardinals’ Mike Leake looking to tie up the series.
Corey Seager 1 (44)
Howie Kendrick 1 (22)
Justin Turner 1 (56)
Dodgers Home Runs
Howie Kendrick 1 (5)
Justin Turner 1 (18)
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