St. Louis 2, Dodgers 1

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Dy­lan Her­nan­dez

KEY MO­MENT: The Dodgers were lead­ing, 1-0, un­til the eighth in­ning, which Brett An­der­son started by walk­ing Yadier Molina. Pete Kozma pinch-ran for Molina, af­ter which Ja­son Hey­ward reached base on an in­field sin­gle. The run­ners ad­vanced to sec­ond and third base, re­spec­tively, on a sac­ri­fice bunt by Tony Cruz. Kozma scored on a grounder Kolten Wong hit to Adrian Gon­za­lez. An­der­son slipped near the mound, pre­vent­ing him from cov­er­ing first base and al­low­ing Wong to reach base safely. The Car­di­nals went ahead 2-1 when Hey­ward scored on a sac­ri­fice fly by Matt Car­pen­ter.

ON THE MOUND: An­der­son pitched 7 2⁄3 innings, mak­ing this his long­est start in more than four years. The last time he pitched as many innings in a sin­gle game, the of­ten-in­jured left-han­der tossed eight score­less innings for the Oak­land Ath­let­ics against the An­gels on May 26, 2011. An­der­son was nearly as dom­i­nant as he was that night in an Ath­let­ics uni­form, as he held the Car­di­nals score­less through the first seven innings. His fi­nal line: four hits, two runs, three walks and five strike­outs.

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers scored their only run in the sec­ond in­ning. Al­berto Cal­laspo’s lead­off walk was fol­lowed by con­sec­u­tive sin­gles from Scott Schebler, who was play­ing in his first ma­jor league game, and Enrique Her­nan­dez. Joc Ped­er­son drew a one-out walk to force in a run and move the Dodgers in front, 1-0. How­ever, the bases-loaded threat ended when Jimmy Rollins grounded into an in­ning-end­ing dou­ble play on the next at-bat.

EX­TRA BASES: Alan Thicke, An­thony An­der­son and James Van Der Beek will be among the celebri­ties play­ing in the Hol­ly­wood Stars game on Satur­day at 5 p.m. Sta­dium and park­ing gates will open at 3:30 p.m.

UP NEXT: Clay­ton Ker­shaw (4-3, 3.73 ERA) will face the Car­di­nals and Jaime Garcia (1-2, 2.70) at Dodger Sta­dium on Satur­day at 7 p.m. TV: Sport­sNet LA; Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

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