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L.A. can't come back twice
Cardinals 7, Dodgers 5
Ricky Ledee tied the game with a three-run homer against Ray King. (Matt Sayles/AP)
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Ricky Ledee crushed a three-run homer to help the Dodgers overcome an early deficit and force extra innings, but the Cardinals went ahead for good in the 11th inning. Los Angeles loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, but could not put away first-place St. Louis.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 31, 2005
STL
St. Louis (66-38)
Won 2
St. Louis 7, LA Dodgers 5   LAD
LA Dodgers (47-58)
Lost 2
July 31, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2   7 9 1
LA Dodgers
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0   5 8 0
Standings through 7/31/05  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Dodgers Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Nunez, SS-3B4120200.324
Taguchi, CF3000011.266
a-Edmonds, PH-CF3123001.268
Pujols, 1B4110211.343
Gall, LF2100101.250
b-Mabry, PH-RF2000113.272
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Grudzielanek, 2B6233002.288
Rodriguez, RF-LF2000211.333
Luna, 3B-RF3001101.235
Diaz, C5110013.207
Mulder, P2000010.119
Reyes, P0000000.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
King, P0000000.000
c-Seabol, PH1000010.242
Eldred, P0000000.000
d-Eckstein, PH-SS1000000.270
Totals387979714 

a-Doubled for Taguchi in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Gall in the 7th. c-Struck out for King in the 9th. d-Flied out for Eldred in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Edmonds (22, Sanchez), Grudzielanek 2 (21, Schmoll, Brazoban).
HR: Grudzielanek (6, 4th inning off Perez, O, 2 on, 0 out), Edmonds (20, 11th inning off Alvarez, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Nunez 2; Edmonds 6; Pujols; Grudzielanek 8; Diaz.
RBI: Grudzielanek 3 (38), Edmonds 3 (64), Luna (4).
2-out RBI: Edmonds.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mabry 2.
S: Reyes; Rodriguez; Luna.
GIDP: Diaz.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Rodriguez (Izturis at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Nunez-Grudzielanek-Pujols 2).

 
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Izturis, SS6031011.270
Robles, 3B3000203.290
Alvarez, P0000000.000
Carrara, P0000000.000
f-Weaver, PH1000010.233
Bradley, CF4000132.282
Kent, 2B4000102.306
Saenz, 1B-3B4110113.289
Valentin, LF5120011.208
Navarro, C2100300.333
Repko, RF2110001.232
a-Perez, A, PH0000000.335
b-Ledee, PH-RF2113113.280
Perez, O, P1000001.120
Sanchez, P0000000.000
c-Choi, PH0000100.245
Schmoll, P0000000.000
d-Edwards, PH1000000.272
Brazoban, P0000000.000
e-Phillips, PH-1B1000011.240
Totals3658410918 

a-Batted for Repko in the 6th. b-Struck out for Perez, A in the 6th. c-Walked for Sanchez in the 7th. d-Flied out for Schmoll in the 8th. e-Struck out for Brazoban in the 10th. f-Struck out for Carrara in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Izturis (15, Mulder), Saenz (16, Tavarez).
HR: Ledee (4, 8th inning off King, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Izturis 4; Saenz 2; Valentin 2; Repko; Ledee 4.
RBI: Izturis (27), Ledee 3 (23).
2-out RBI: Ledee 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Robles; Ledee 2.
S: Perez, O; Bradley.
GIDP: Kent; Saenz.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (Izturis-Kent-Saenz).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder 5.25225203.91
Reyes (H, 12)1.10001302.79
Tavarez (H, 23)0.21110002.89
King (BS, 1)0.11221012.83
Eldred (W, 1-0)2.01003201.00
Isringhausen (S, 29)1.00000201.69
 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez, O 6.24444314.46
Sanchez 0.11001003.70
Schmoll 1.01110103.96
Brazoban 2.02002205.28
Alvarez (L, 1-4)0.11221015.73
Carrara 0.20001104.72

IBB: Kent (by Eldred), Pujols (by Sanchez), Rodriguez (by Brazoban).
Pitches-strikes: Mulder 95-51, Reyes 26-14, Tavarez 12-8, King 8-4, Eldred 38-22, Isringhausen 11-9, Perez, O 101-63, Sanchez 9-4, Schmoll 10-8, Brazoban 34-18, Alvarez 17-8, Carrara 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mulder 11-3, Reyes 0-1, Tavarez 1-1, King 0-1, Eldred 4-0, Isringhausen 1-0, Perez, O 10-7, Sanchez 1-0, Schmoll 2-0, Brazoban 2-2, Alvarez 0-1, Carrara 0-1.
Batters faced: Mulder 25, Reyes 5, Tavarez 3, King 3, Eldred 9, Isringhausen 3, Perez, O 28, Sanchez 3, Schmoll 4, Brazoban 9, Alvarez 3, Carrara 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 3-0, King 1-1, Sanchez 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 82 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to RF.
T: 4:04.
Att: 44,543.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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