Sosa’s bat, O’Neill’s glove carry Cardinals over Dodgers 3-2

Edmundo Sosa hit a tiebreaking single within the ninth inning, Tyler O’Neill made a operating catch for the ultimate out and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2

LOS ANGELES — Edmundo Sosa hit a tiebreaking single within the ninth inning, Tyler O’Neill made a operating catch for the ultimate out and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday evening.

It was a rewarding victory for the Cardinals, who discovered earlier than the sport that Jack Flaherty, their ace right-hander, will probably be sidelined for some time resulting from what supervisor Mike Shildt termed a “vital” indirect harm.

“No person hung their heads. We discovered a option to get it carried out. Grit is a excessive praise for this staff,” Shildt stated.

O’Neill led off the ninth with a single towards Blake Treinen (1-2) and stole second base. He scored when Sosa hit a pointy grounder into left discipline. Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was enjoying in close to the infield grass and was unable to get a glove on the ball.

The Dodgers had an opportunity within the ninth after pinch-hitter Yoshi Tsutsugo drew a two-out stroll and superior to second on Cody Bellinger’s single. Mookie Betts then lined a ball to the warning observe in left, however O’Neill made a leaping seize to present Alex Reyes his sixteenth save.

“These are simply go get ’em performs, simply full throttle,” O’Neill stated. “I received a superb first step on it. I knew I needed to go get it. It was both going to be on the observe, on the wall or over the wall. That is the place I used to be going. I used to be timing my soar and all of it sort of lined up.”

John Gant threw six shutout innings, however the right-hander didn’t issue within the resolution after Matt Beaty’s two-run homer within the seventh off Giovanny Gallegos (3-1) tied it.

Tommy Edman and Dylan Carlson every had two hits and made nice defensive performs within the sixth. Edman made a leaping catch at second base to snag Max Muncy’s line drive that had successful likelihood of 91% based on MLB Statcast.

With runners on second and third, Carlson prevented Gavin Lux from tying the sport when he made a sliding catch in middle to finish the inning.

“Seeing these guys work is a lovely factor. What they do sort of permits us to go on the market and throw with a bit extra confidence,” Gant stated of the St. Louis protection. “Not perhaps make performs. They’re gonna make performs.”

Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts, who noticed his staff drop to 7-13 in one-run video games, stated the Cardinals’ protection undoubtedly was the distinction maker.

“It was outstanding. The road rating doesn’t inform the story of the at-bats we took. Throughout the board these guys made a variety of good performs,” he stated.

St. Louis started the sport with three straight hits off starter David Value. Edman led off with a double, superior to 3rd on a single by Carlson and scored when Paul Goldschmidt lined a ball into the nook in left discipline for a ground-rule double.

The Cardinals tacked on one other run within the second when Carlson ended Value’s evening with a two-out single to drive in José Rondón.

The Dodgers lastly broke by means of within the seventh to tie it. Albert Pujols drew a one-out stroll earlier than being lifted for a pinch-runner. Beaty then drove Gallegos’ slider over the wall in proper for his second dwelling run of the homestand.


Gant allowed 4 hits with three walks and 4 strikeouts. It was solely the second no-decision for the right-hander in his final 9 begins.

Value — who was used as an opener for the second time this season — allowed two runs and 5 hits in 1 2/3 innings with a stroll and three strikeouts.


After Value exited, Joe Kelly, Phil Bickford, Nate Jones and Mitch White held the Cardinals to at least one hit in 5 1/3 innings earlier than the Cardinals had been in a position to get to Treinen within the ninth.

“Throughout the board I assumed they did a very nice job,” Roberts stated.


Cardinals: OF Harrison Bader (proper hairline rib fracture) has began some mild throwing and swinging. He’s eligible to come back off the 10-day injured checklist on Friday, however Shildt is not positive if Bader will probably be prepared.

Dodgers: OF AJ Pollock (left hamstring pressure) was 1 for 3 with a house run and performed six innings for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He’s anticipated to accompany the Dodgers to Atlanta for the beginning of this weekend’s sequence and are available off the injured checklist. … RHP Jimmy Nelson (proper forearm irritation) threw batting observe to Tsutsugo and might be activated by this weekend. Nelson has been on the IL since Might 20.


Cardinals RHP Carlos Martínez (3-4, 4.22 ERA) carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his final begin on Might 27 at Arizona earlier than Ketel Marte broke it up with a single. Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (3-0, 2.66) is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in his previous 4 begins.


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