For the second straight start against Kenta Maeda, the Cardinals jumped on the Dodgers starter for three runs in the first inning, but LA rallied and beat St. Louis 9-4 on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. The Dodgers won their sixth straight and the Cardinals dropped their third in a row. However, things stay unchanged in the Central Division after every team lost.
Dexter Fowler singled and Tommy Pham walked. Matt Carpenter followed with a single, a throwing error scored Fowler, and Pham and Carpenter took an extra base on Maeda’s throwing error on the same play. Yadier Molina drove them both home with a single for the 3-0 lead. Molina would later homer.
Michael Wacha was done after three innings. Adrian Gonzalez’s sac fly and Chase Utley’s RBI double cut into the Cardinals lead. Enrique Hernandez tied it at 3-3 with a single, and Paul DeJong’s throwing error scored Utley to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead.
The Dodgers scored three more times after only registering one hit in the fifth. Cardinals relievers Tyler Lyons and John Brebbia each walked in a run. Lyons walked two and hit a batter. Jonathan Broxton allowed two more runs in the ninth.