The Cardinals have won seven in a row to take a 5-1 lead in the NLCS heading into Game 6 tonight, but the Dodgers aren’t ready to break the streak. The series has featured the now-familiar matchup of opposition pitching against a hard-throwing offense, as the pitchers on both sides have been brilliant. The Cardinals have struck out only five times in the series, while the Dodgers have been hit by pitches twice in each of their games.

It was a tie game in the ninth inning of the super sluggers battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, August 12, 2010, when the Cardinals pulled out a 3-2 win over the Dodgers, thanks to a three-run homer by Jim Edmonds. At this point in the game, the Cardinals led 3-1 but it was tied 2-2 after an inning-ending double play with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. St. Louis then loaded the bases with one out before Jeff Suppan struck out for the second out, and then got a two-out walk to Matt Holliday. St. Louis then scored two runs on five hits with one out, and then got a two

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Edmundo Sosa hit a crucial single in the ninth inning, Tyler O’Neal caught a ball for the final out and the St. Louis Cardinals’ offense beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night. word-image-9728 Edmundo Sosa #63 of St. Louis The St. Louis Cardinals hit an RBI double off Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scoring Tyler O’Neal #27 for a 3-2 lead during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on 01. June 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images) O’Neal started the ninth inning with a single off Blake Treinen (1-2). O’Neal stole second base and scored when Sosa abruptly threw the ball into left field. Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner played near the grass on the field and couldn’t reach the ball with his glove. READ MORE: A freelance firefighter suspected of involvement in the Agua Dulce shooting is found dead in a burned-out house in Acton. The Dodgers got a chance in the ninth inning after Yoshi Tsutsugo, who had two outs, walked on a single by Cody Bellinger to second base. Mookie Betts then headed the ball to the guardrail from the left side, but O’Neill was able to catch the ball on the rebound and Alex Reyes made his 16th save of the season. John Gant threw six scoreless innings, but the righthander had no impact on the decision after Matt Beaty tied the score in the seventh against Giovanni Gallegos (3-1). Tommy Edman and Dylan Carlson each had two hits and were excellent on defense in the sixth. Edman made the jump to second base and caught the ball from Max Muncy with a 91% chance of success according to MLB Statcast. Carlson prevented Gavin Lux from tying the score with a sliding shot up the middle to end the inning. St. John’s St. Louis started the game with three consecutive hits off starter David Price. Edman started with a double, moved to third on a single by Carlson and scored on a double by Paul Goldschmidt in leftfield. The Cardinals added another run in Game 2 when Carlson ended Price’s night with two outs and drove in Jose Rondon. The Dodgers finally equalized in the seventh. Albert Pujols popped out before being led off the field for a replacement player. Beaty then hit a slider from Gallegos over the wall in right field for his second home run of the series. BEFORE THE BEGINNING READ MORE: La Crescenta neighbors protest possible community placement of convicted sex offender Calvin Lynn Grassmeyer Gantt allowed four hits, three walks and four strikeouts in the field. This is the second no-decision for the right-hander in his last nine starts. Price, who was a starter for the second time this season, allowed two runs and five hits in 1 2/3 innings, with one walk and three strikeouts. EOMAN’S WORK After Price’s strikeout, Joe Kelly, Phil Bickford, Nate Jones and Mitch White held the Cardinals to one hit for 5 1/3 innings before the Cardinals came back to score on a Treinen run in the ninth. TRAINING ROOM Cardinals: OF Harrison Bader (broken right rib) started taking easy throws and swings. He could come off the 10-day injury list Friday, but manager Mike Schildt isn’t sure Bader is ready. Dodgers: A.J. Pollock (left hamstring strain) was 1-for-3 with a home run and played six innings for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He is expected to travel with the Dodgers to Atlanta for the first game of this weekend’s series and come off the injury list. … First baseman Jimmy Nelson (right forearm inflammation) has been training with Tsutsugo and could be activated this weekend. Nelson has been around since the 20th century. May in IL. CONTINUE Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez (3-4, 4.22 ERA) lasted 27 innings in his last start. May in Arizona until the seventh inning, before Ketel Marte singled to end the game. Dodgers JR Walker Buehler (3-0, 2.66) is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in his last four starts. MORE NEWS : This job is not for me: Deputy Mayor Tito Ortiz of Huntington Beach is resigning over scandals. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, transcribed or distributed).

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