Cardinals, Leake trip up Dodgers


Something was a tick off. Lance has always had my number when I've faced him before.

RHP Josh Ravin was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for INF Logan Forsythe to return from the disabled list. Lynn lasted eight innings, Kershaw nine.

Randal Grichuk scored from second on a wild pitch in the ninth inning.

As he had done throughout the game, Kershaw threw a curveball in the dirt, but destiny was not on the Dodgers' side as the ball took an awkward bounce of catcher Yasmani Grandal's glove and rolled all the way to the backstop. Just unfortunate. There's no way else to put it. "The way it bounced, and where it ended up, a guy gets two bases on a wild pitch".

The Goreu Korean Traditional Art Company, a group of drummers and dancers, will perform before the game, while Luna Lee, who rose to fame through the online video site YouTube, will play classic rock songs on the gayageum, a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument. "When you're facing someone of his [Kershaw] caliber you have to be on point and can't give up many runs or you're going to lose the game".

But another walk started the fourth inning. Even with these past numbers, it doesn't mean it will translate to success in this game, so expect a low scoring, pitcher's duel. That was Kershaw's first no-decision this season. Yet surprisingly, most Cardinal hitters who have faced Kershaw in their career have hit well against him.

Marlins' outfielder Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-run single, connecting off Oakland starter Jesse Hahn (1-4) in the second for his first hit since May 9 and first RBI since April 19. Both runners scored and Gyorko made it to third. He had at least one groundout in every inning.

The Dodgers left-hander was visibly upset with home plate umpire Rob Drake at times during the walk-a-thon.

The Indians split the two-game series in Cincinnati, and now the teams will play twice in Cleveland. On seven days of rest, Hill couldn't find the strike zone with the breaking ball that has revamped, relaunched his career.

Dexter Fowler met by teammates after hitting a home run against the Giants. Hill struck out six and issued no walks in a game the Dodgers won 2-1.

Patrick Corbin (4-4) settled down after a tough start to get the victory. "It's obviously going to get stiffer (Wednesday)".

After banging out 21 hits in a 14-7 win over Baltimore on Monday, the AL Central-leading Twins got exceptional pitching for their ninth victory in 13 games.

The Dodgers finally got to Cardinals reliever Jonathan Broxton when Hernandez worked a seven-pitch at-bat, battling back from 1-and-2 to draw a walk. It was his 18th complete game, the second this season. He allowed 11 of them to reach base. In 77 at-bats, they collectively own a.285 AVG against the three-time Cy Young Award Winner. Michael Wacha starts for St. Louis.

Maybin led off by homering on a 3-1 pitch from Alex Cobb (4-4).

He'd come home on Yadier Molina's sacrifice fly.

In Houston, Juan Centeno homered in his Astros debut and Yuli Gurriel also connected. Each struck out 10 batters and allowed one run, with Kershaw pitching nine innings and Lynn eight.