Luis Cruz doubled in the tying run and the Dodgers scored on an infield single off Jason Motte in the ninth inning to beat the Cardinals 4-3 and tie St. Louis for the 2nd NL wild card spot.
The Cardinals wasted leads of 2-0 and 3-2, wasting a solid effort from starter Jaime Garcia. Allen Craig hit a two run homer in the first inning off L.A. starter Joe Blanton and Craig later singled in Yadier Molina off Blanton in the sixth to put the Dodgers back on top.
While the Cardinals are tied with the Dodgers with one game left in the series, the Dodgers were dealt a serious blow when their ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched for Sunday and may be loss for the year with a torn muscle in his hip area.
Kershaw has an appointment with a hip specialist in New York on Tuesday and will join the Dodgers in Washington after that. Manager Don Mattingly said he has no idea when — or even if — Kershaw will pitch again this season.