Los Angeles took two of three in the series to climb within 4 1/2 games of the AL West leaders.
The Cardinals, with the best record in the majors at 37-18, were held to a pair of harmless singles over the first seven innings and failed to get a runner in scoring position until everything unraveled for Anderson in the eighth.
The record Powerball jackpot reached $590 million in May 2013.
Brian Wilson (2-3) got three outs for the victory and Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth.
Yasiel Puig tied a career high with four hits and drove in two runs and Dan Haren struck out seven in 6 2-3 innings to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader on Thursday.
If the AL West race turns out to be as close as these three games, the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will be battling down to the wire come September.
The jackpot for next Tuesday’s drawn now climbs to $154 million.
Back home for the first time after going 5-2 on their Grammy road trip, the Clippers improved to 19-3 at Staples Center this season.
Diana Taurasi scored 32 points and DeWanna Bonner had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Phoenix Mercury snapped the Los Angeles Sparks’ 19-game regular season home winning streak Thursday night, 90-84.
Zack Greinke’s best outing with the Los Angeles Dodgers was a workmanlike display of pitching to spots and letting his teammates make the plays behind him — mostly on groundballs.
Eight people came oh-so-close but no one matched all six numbers in Saturday’s SuperLotto Plus draw.
Can the Clips continue their winning ways in 2013?
Jamal Crawford scored 15 points and Chris Paul added 14 to lead the weary Clippers to their 10th straight win, 88-76 over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.
No ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday’s SuperLotto draw so the jackpot climbs to $15 million.
The big Mega Millions jackpot is still up for grabs.