The first of the 11 necessary wins the Cardinals need to capture the World Series came yesterday with an 8-3 victory over the Dodgers in Game 1 of their National League Division Series Tuesday. The Cardinals tied a playoff record with five homeruns, with Albert Pujols starting the long-ball parade with a solo shot in the first inning. Larry Walker hit the first of his two homers to start a two-out, five-run rally in the third inning. Edgar Renteria hit a two-run double and Jim Edmonds blasted a two-run home run to cap the rally. That gave St. Louis a 6-0 lead. Mike Matheny made it 7-0 with the Cardinals’ fourth home run with no one on in the fourth inning. Jayson Werth’s double and Alex Cora’s triple drove in runs and cut the Cardinals lead to 7-2, but Walker struck again in the seventh to make it 8-3. Reliever Jason Isringhausen allowed a home run Tom Wilson to give make it 8-3, but he held on to give the Cardinals the victory. Williams threw 116 pitches over six innings to get the win. He allowed two runs off eight hits and a walk. The Cardinals and Dodgers will meet again Thursday night with Jason Marquis facing Jeff Weaver