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Gem goes to waste
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Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2
Clayton Kershaw greets Manny Ramirez, who made a run-saving catch in the seventh. (Dodgers)
The Dodgers blew two late one-run leads and wasted eight scoreless innings from starter Clayton Kershaw before dropping their fourth consecutive game. Closer Jonathan Broxton couldn't nail down the game in the ninth, spoiling another impressive outing from Kershaw.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (62-39)
Lost 4
St. Louis 3, LA Dodgers 2   STL
St. Louis (56-48)
Won 3
July 29, 2009
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LA Dodgers
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 13 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1   3 11 0
Standings thru 7/29/09  |  Recap: LAD | STL  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Cardinals stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 .266
Hudson, O, 2B 6 0 1 0 0 2 1 .290
Ramirez, M, LF 5 0 2 0 2 2 1 .327
Ethier, RF 5 0 0 0 2 1 4 .268
Blake, 3B 5 2 3 0 2 1 4 .275
Loney, 1B 7 0 4 1 0 0 1 .293
Martin, R, C 7 0 0 0 0 2 6 .261
Kemp, CF 5 0 1 1 1 1 1 .312
Kershaw, P 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 .118
  a-Loretta, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .227
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Troncoso, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  Kuo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Pierre, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313
  Weaver, Jf, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Totals 53 2 13 2 7 13 24  

a-Grounded out for Kershaw in the 9th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Mota in the 13th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez, M (14, Motte).
3B: Blake (4, Pineiro).
TB: Furcal 2; Ramirez, M 3; Kemp; Hudson, O; Blake 5; Loney 4.
RBI: Loney (63), Kemp (56).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake 2; Loretta 2; Troncoso.
SAC: Hudson, O.
SF: Kemp.
GIDP: Martin, R, Ethier.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 15.

FIELDING
DP: (Furcal-Hudson, O-Loney).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lugo, 2B 6 1 1 0 1 1 1 .306
DeRosa, 3B 7 1 1 0 0 1 3 .263
Pujols, 1B 7 0 3 1 0 1 1 .323
Holliday, LF 5 0 2 0 1 2 2 .299
Ludwick, CF-RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 4 .273
Stavinoha, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .221
  Rasmus, C, CF 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 .257
Molina, Y, C 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 .281
Ryan, SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .282
Pineiro, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .186
  a-Schumaker, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .304
  Reyes, De, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Ankiel, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Thurston, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
  Hawksworth, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-LaRue, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231
Totals 51 3 11 3 4 12 22  

a-Struck out for Pineiro in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Miller, T in the 10th. c-Grounded out for Motte in the 12th. d-Popped out for Hawksworth in the 15th.

BATTING
2B: Pujols (23, Kershaw).
3B: Ryan (4, Weaver, Jf).
TB: Lugo; Ryan 3; Ludwick 2; DeRosa; Pujols 4; Rasmus, C; Holliday 2.
RBI: Rasmus, C (35), Ludwick (66), Pujols (92).
2-out RBI: Rasmus, C; Pujols.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ludwick; Ryan; Lugo; Molina, Y.
SAC: Ludwick; Ryan.
GIDP: Stavinoha.
Team RISP: 3-for-15.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Rasmus, C (1, 2nd base by Broxton, J/Martin, R).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ludwick (Ramirez, M at home).
DP: 2 (Ryan-Lugo-Pujols, Lugo-Ryan-Pujols).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kershaw 8.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 2.76
Broxton, J (BS, 3) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.89
Troncoso 1.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 2.02
Kuo 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.14
Mota 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.92
Weaver, Jf (L, 5-4) 2.2 2 1 1 1 2 0 3.83
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pineiro 8.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 2.84
Reyes, De 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.80
McClellan 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.84
Miller, T 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.03
Franklin 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.41
Motte 1.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 5.40
Hawksworth (W, 1-0) 3.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 3.18

WP: Broxton, J.
IBB: Ethier (by Motte), Ramirez, M (by Hawksworth).
Pitches-strikes: Kershaw 112-74, Broxton, J 16-10, Troncoso 30-17, Kuo 6-4, Mota 7-6, Weaver, Jf 44-26, Pineiro 112-73, Reyes, De 9-4, McClellan 29-16, Miller, T 3-2, Franklin 16-12, Motte 22-12, Hawksworth 47-29.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kershaw 6-7, Broxton, J 1-0, Troncoso 3-0, Kuo 0-0, Mota 1-1, Weaver, Jf 2-1, Pineiro 9-2, Reyes, De 1-0, McClellan 1-1, Miller, T 1-0, Franklin 0-1, Motte 0-1, Hawksworth 5-1.
Batters faced: Kershaw 29, Broxton, J 4, Troncoso 8, Kuo 2, Mota 3, Weaver, Jf 11, Pineiro 30, Reyes, De 3, McClellan 6, Miller, T 1, Franklin 5, Motte 5, Hawksworth 12.
Inherited runners-scored: Kuo 2-0, McClellan 2-0, Miller, T 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from LF.
T: 4:53.
Att: 40,011.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
July 29, 2009
July 29, 2009

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