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Furcal came through again Wednesday night, as his two-out, RBI single off Jamey Wright in the 12th innings gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The RBI was No. 42 for Furcal, tops in the National League for leadoff hitters.
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"It was something right there middle in," Furcal said of his game-winning hit. "I tried to get good contact."
Lance Berkman, who left the lineup a day earlier with a bruised right knee after being hit by a pitch, drew a one-out walk as a pinch-hitter in the 12th from Wright (4-3). Matt Carpenter singled with two outs and Furcal drove home pinch-runner Joe Kelly.
Kelly made things more difficult by falling down on Carpenter's hit, forcing him to go back to second base. He was able to score without a play when Tony Gwynn Jr., bobbled the ball in left field.
"I saw the hit and I knew the outfielder was kind of deep," Kelly said. "I didn't take a good round and lost my footing. When I saw [Furcal's] base hit, I just wanted to make sure to touch third."
Fernando Salas (1-3) pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since July 9, 2011, against Arizona.
Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse went seven innings and allowed two runs and seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts. He drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
"Salas did a terrific job," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "You can't ask for anything more than that."
The loss spoiled the otherwise successful Dodgers debut of Hanley Ramirez. Acquired in a trade earlier Wednesday with the Miami Marlins, Ramirez tripled on the first pitch he saw with his new team. The three-time All-Star infielder went 2-for-4 with a walk. He scored once and hit an RBI single in sixth that made it 2-all.
"I feel comfortable," Ramirez said. "Great group of guys here; you just go out there and have fun. I'm happy to be here."
Aaron Harang was sharp for the Dodgers, giving up just two hits and two runs in 7 1/3 innings.
Ramirez helped the Dodgers to a 1-0 lead in the second when he tripled off the wall in center and scored on James Loney `s sacrifice fly.
After St. Louis grabbed a 2-1 lead on Lohse's sacrifice fly in the fifth, Ramirez tied it with a two-out single in the sixth.
Ramirez played third base, the spot he moved to with the Marlins to make room for new shortstop Jose Reyes. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he plans to put Ramirez at shortstop when the former NL batting champion is comfortable with the switch back to his old position.
Mattingly was ejected by home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg for arguing balls and strikes while on the mound during a 10th-inning pitching change. The ejection was the fifth this season for Mattingly.
|Hanley Ramirez triples on the first pitch he sees as a member of the Dodgers and goes 2 for 4 with a walk. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Bobby Abreu, LF||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.245|
|Tony Gwynn Jr., LF||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.241|
|Mark Ellis, 2B||5||1||1||0||0||1||1||.262|
|Matt Kemp, CF||5||0||0||0||0||3||1||.341|
|Andre Ethier, RF||5||0||1||0||0||1||1||.289|
|Hanley Ramirez, 3B||4||1||2||1||1||0||1||.249|
|James Loney, 1B||4||0||0||1||0||1||3||.248|
|Luis Cruz, SS||5||0||1||0||0||1||1||.239|
|A.J. Ellis, C||5||0||1||0||0||1||2||.277|
|Aaron Harang, P||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.053|
|Scott Elbert, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ronald Belisario, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Juan Uribe, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.196|
|Josh Lindblom, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Randy Choate, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jamey Wright, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-singled for Belisario in the 10th|
|2B - Mark Ellis (7, Lohse), Andre Ethier (26, Lohse), A.J. Ellis (9, Lohse)|
|3B - Hanley Ramirez (3, Lohse)|
|SF - James Loney (1)|
|RBI - Hanley Ramirez (49), James Loney (27)|
|2-OUT RBI - Hanley Ramirez (11)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - L. Cruz-Ellis-Loney, Ellis|
|E - James Loney (5, Misplayed grounder)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Jamey Wright (L,4-3)||1.1||3||1||1||1||1||0||3.73|
|Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Harang 116-69, Scott Elbert 5-1, Ronald Belisario 11-8, Josh Lindblom 9-4, Randy Choate 10-7, Jamey Wright 27-15|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Harang 6-8, Ronald Belisario 2-1, Randy Choate 2-0, Jamey Wright 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Aaron Harang 28, Scott Elbert 1, Ronald Belisario 4, Josh Lindblom 2, Randy Choate 3, Jamey Wright 8|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Rafael Furcal, SS||5||0||1||1||1||1||1||.277|
|Jon Jay, CF||4||0||0||0||1||2||0||.301|
|Matt Holliday, LF||4||0||1||0||1||1||3||.317|
|Carlos Beltran, RF||5||0||0||0||0||2||2||.287|
|Allen Craig, 1B||4||1||0||0||1||1||2||.296|
|Yadier Molina, C||5||0||1||0||0||1||1||.303|
|David Freese, 3B||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||.308|
|Tyler Greene, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.214|
|Fernando Salas, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Lance Berkman, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.281|
|Joe Kelly, PR||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.154|
|Skip Schumaker, 2B||3||0||0||0||2||1||2||.308|
|Kyle Lohse, P||1||0||0||1||0||1||0||.098|
|Mitchell Boggs, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Daniel Descalso, PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.235|
|Jason Motte, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Matt Carpenter, PH-3B||2||0||1||0||0||1||1||.278|
|a-walked for Salas in the 12th|
|b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Boggs in the 8th|
|c-struck out for Motte in the 10th|
|2B - David Freese (18, Harang)|
|SF - Kyle Lohse (1)|
|SH - Daniel Descalso (3)|
|RBI - Rafael Furcal (42), Kyle Lohse (1)|
|2-OUT RBI - Rafael Furcal (18)|
|PK - Tyler Greene (1, Lindblom)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Furcal-Schumaker-Craig|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Fernando Salas (W,1-3)||2||0||0||0||1||3||0||4.38|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Lohse 106-66, Mitchell Boggs 12-8, Jason Motte 22-14, Fernando Salas 37-25|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Lohse 8-8, Mitchell Boggs 1-1, Jason Motte 2-3, Fernando Salas 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Kyle Lohse 27, Mitchell Boggs 3, Jason Motte 7, Fernando Salas 7|
|Attendance - 37841|
|Game Time - 3:55|
|Temperature - 102|
|Umpires - Home - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - John Tumpane, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn|