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Van Slyke’s 3-Run HR Helps Dodgers Sweep Cardinals

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Pinch hitter Scott Van Slyke #33 the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Elian Herrera #37 and Bobby Abreu #23 after all three score on Van Slyke's three run home run in the seventh inning to give the Dodgers the lead against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 20, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Pinch hitter Scott Van Slyke #33 the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Elian Herrera #37 and Bobby Abreu #23 after all three score on Van Slyke’s three run home run in the seventh inning to give the Dodgers the lead against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 20, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke his first major league homer, a go-ahead three-run shot in the seventh inning against his father’s former team, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.

Kyle Lohse allowed three runs and 11 hits over 5 2-3 innings with four strikeouts and left with a 5-3 lead. But rookie Elian Herrera started the Dodgers’ winning rally with a one-out single against Victor Marte, and Bobby Abreu greeted Mark Rzepczynski (0-2) with a single.

Van Slyke, whose father is former All-Star Andy Van Slyke, got the green light from manager Don Mattingly on a 3-0 pitch and drove it into the left field bullpen after Andre Ethierstruck out.

Javy Guerra (2-3) got the win, which completed a three-game sweep for the Dodgers and improved the best record in the majors to 28-13.

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