Dodgers 9th Inning Rally Stun Furcal, Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (CBS/AP) – Aaron Miles’ RBI triple keyed a two-run, ninth inning rally and the Los Angeles Dodgers came from behind to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Monday night.
Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter, who has never lost to Los Angeles, dominated the Dodgers for eight innings, shutting them out on five hits. Carpenter took a 1-0 lead into the ninth, but then hit Juan Rivera to start the frame.
Manager Tony La Russa brought in Arthur Rhodes, who struck out Andre Ethier. La Russa then went back to his bullpen, but that move backfired when Miles tripled to right center off Fernando Salas (5-5) to tie the game at 1-1.
La Russa then went to Jason Motte, who got Rod Barajas to ground sharply to short with a drawn in infielf, but shortstop Rafael Furcal bobbled the ball briefly allowing Miles to score the go-ahead run.
Javy Guerra pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his 11th save.
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