Cardinals 5, Dodgers 4: Late rally falls short

After taking the first two games of the series, the Dodgers lost tonight, 5-4. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright dominated for long stretches, but a furious rally late knocked him out and came up just short in the end.

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Wainwright continues to be ageless, but the Dodgers capitalized early with three straight hits in the 1st, capped by a Corey Seager double for the first run.

Wainwright settled in from there to say the least, retiring the next 15 batters in a row. Max Muncy ended this streak in the 6th with his 31st homer of the year, a solo shot.

Mitch White unfortunately couldn’t replicate his one great appearance, giving up four runs in five innings, including a two-run shot to Yadier Molina.

Brusdar Graterol got a scoreless inning after loading the bases, Neftali Feliz followed with another scoreless frame, and then Shane Greene gave up a run on a solo homer to cap the scoring for the Cards.

Wainwright actually continued into the 9th, but the Dodgers mounted a furious rally behind a Trea Turner infield single, a Mookie Betts single, and then a Seager single that scored a run and knocked him out of the game. The only out he got was a Muncy line out to right.

That mess led to Giovanny Gallegos entering. He started by getting Will Smith to line out to deep right for a sac fly to make it 5-4, and then a strike out ended it.

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88-52. 2 games back in the NL West.

Hellishly early tomorrow at 7:15 AM HST/10:10 AM PT/1:10 PM ET.

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