Martin 2-out, 2-run single in 9th, Dodgers edge Cards 2-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) As the Los Angeles Dodgers' oldest player, Russell Martin figures he has an extra appreciation for this club's remarkable string of impossibly dramatic victories at Chavez Ravine.

When the veteran backup catcher got a chance to contribute to this season of walk-off wonders, he didn't waste it.

''Let the old guys get hot too, you know?'' Martin said with a grin.

Martin drove a two-run, two-out single up the middle for the Dodgers' 10th walk-off win of the season, and Los Angeles swept the St. Louis Cardinals with a 2-1 victory Wednesday.

The 36-year-old Martin delivered after a frustrating offensive day for the Dodgers, who have won five straight despite the best efforts of Jack Flaherty. Los Angeles couldn't score during seven brilliant innings of four-hit ball by the Cardinals starter in his hometown ballpark, but the Dodgers still came through against St. Louis' bullpen.

Andrew Miller hit Corey Seager with a pitch with one out in the ninth, and Carlos Martinez (2-2) gave up pinch-hitter Will Smith's single. After Martinez threw a wild pitch to move up both runners, Martin bounced a two-strike single through the middle, and Smith sprinted home with the winning run.

''You just shorten up your swing, try to touch the ball, and let destiny happen,'' Martin said.

Martin hadn't had a walk-off hit since May 2016 in Toronto, and he hadn't delivered a walk-off hit for the Dodgers since April 2007. He's batting .219 this season, but he still helped Los Angeles post its major league-high 77th win.

Casey Sadler (2-0) pitched the ninth for Los Angeles, which avoided its first shutout loss since May 18 with its final swing.

Los Angeles improved to 46-15 at home while hitting double digits in walk-off wins and matching the total walk-offs by last season's pennant-winning Dodgers.

When asked if the Dodgers are just expecting to win close home games these days, manager Dave Roberts replied: ''Yeah. It's something that I think the other dugout feels it as well. ... Seems like every day, someone else gets the Gatorade.''

Marcell Ozuna homered off Dodgers rookie Dustin May in the sixth inning for the Cardinals, who went 0-5 on their California road trip after scoring just two runs in three games at Dodger Stadium.

''The lack of execution in the ninth, that's what stands out,'' Cards manager Mike Shildt said. ''We had a heck of a game from Jack. We executed for 8 1/2 innings, but they made us pay.''

St. Louis' clubhouse was somnolent after this game, but Flaherty saw positives.

''They've been the best team in baseball for a little bit now,'' Flaherty said. ''But we've played them really, really well these last two games, and we know what happened earlier in this season (a four-game Cardinals sweep in St. Louis in April). So we know we're going to see them again. Everybody in here in confident about that. It's something that we're looking forward to.''

JACK IS BACK

Flaherty struck out 10 with just one walk while dominating for the second time as a pro at Dodger Stadium, where he attended his first game on his mother's lap when he was less than a year old. In his Chavez Ravine debut as a pro last year, Flaherty threw six innings of scoreless one-hit ball for the Cards.

The right-hander was born and raised in Burbank, California, just a few miles away on the other side of historic Griffith Park. Flaherty even led Harvard-Westlake School to a state championship at Dodger Stadium six years ago by throwing a shutout and driving in the only run in a 1-0 win in the title game.

''St. Louis is home, but this is home,'' Flaherty said. ''This is where I grew up watching baseball, so it's a little bit of a different vibe for me. Wherever I look, I see somebody I know. ... When you've got family around, and you've got friends you consider family, and you've got a team like this that you consider your family, it just brings around good things.''

GINGERGAARD'S RETURN

May threw 5 2/3 innings of five-hit ball in a strong second career start for the Dodgers, who called up the redheaded power pitcher last week. May had seven strikeouts and held his own with Flaherty, but remained winless in the big leagues.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: Matt Carpenter left the game after getting hit in the foot by a pitch in the ninth. Shildt didn't immediately have an update on his injury. ... RHP Alex Reyes went back to St. Louis for more examination of the pain in his shoulder and pectoral muscle.

Dodgers: OF A.J. Pollock struck out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth after sitting out of the starting lineup for the fifth time in six games with groin soreness.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: After a travel day home, Dakota Hudson (10-6, 3.99 ERA) looks for a bounce-back start against Chris Archer (3-8, 5.35 ERA) and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Dodgers: After a day off at home, Walker Buehler (10-2, 3.22 ERA) returns Friday from his 15-strikeout complete game against San Diego to face Robbie Ray (10-7, 4.03 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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LAD77-40
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  • W: C. Sadler (2-0)L: C. Martinez (2-2)
  • HR: STL - M. Ozuna (21)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Fowler CF-RF40100010.244.339.413.7511.5
T. Edman RF-3B40100011.241.272.397.6691.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000011.253.333.461.794-0.5
M. Ozuna LF41111011.252.329.505.8345.5
P. DeJong SS40100020.254.331.459.7910.0
M. Carpenter 3B20200100.218.325.368.6934.0
L. Thomas PR-CF00000000.375.444.7501.1940.0
K. Wong 2B20000123.267.350.392.7420.0
M. Wieters C40100013.234.281.475.7560.5
J. Flaherty P30000020.143.189.229.418-1.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Martinez PH10000002.268.336.403.7390.0
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Martinez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Gallegos in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson RF40200010.236.325.499.8242.5
M. Muncy 2B30000122.262.372.518.8900.0
J. Turner 3B40100012.290.371.483.8540.5
C. Bellinger CF40100011.321.421.6641.0850.5
C. Seager SS31000012.265.342.431.7731.5
M. Beaty LF30000010.292.319.487.806-0.5
a- W. Smith PH11100000.305.364.7121.0762.0
E. Rios 1B40100032.263.417.474.8900.5
R. Martin C40120011.219.346.316.6622.5
D. May P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Kolarek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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J. Kelly P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Pollock PH10000010.257.319.444.764-0.5
C. Sadler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Beaty in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Kelly in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Fowler (16), T. Edman (6)
  • HR - M. Ozuna (21)
  • SH - K. Wong (3)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna (63)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Edman, M. Ozuna, K. Wong 2 (2), M. Wieters 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pederson (10), E. Rios (2)
  • RBI - R. Martin 2 (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Martin 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Muncy, J. Turner, C. Bellinger, C. Seager 2 (2), D. May
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Muncy-Rios)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty7.040011003.721.1324.0
G. Gallegos (H, 10)1.01000202.050.763.0
A. Miller (H, 18)0.10110003.861.29-1.0
C. Martinez (L, 2-2) (BS, 3)0.12110103.721.31-7.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty7.0
G. Gallegos (H, 10)1.0
A. Miller (H, 18)0.1
C. Martinez (L, 2-2) (BS, 3)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. May5.25111713.181.3211.5
A. Kolarek0.01001003.921.28-2.0
Y. Garcia1.10000103.740.853.5
J. Kelly1.00000304.851.444.5
C. Sadler (W, 2-0)1.01000001.421.019.0
PITCHERSIP
D. May5.2
A. Kolarek0.0
Y. Garcia1.1
J. Kelly1.0
C. Sadler (W, 2-0)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Martinez
  • HBP - A. Miller (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 97-67, G. Gallegos 18-13, A. Miller 6-3, C. Martinez 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 6-5, A. Miller 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 26, G. Gallegos 4, A. Miller 2, C. Martinez 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Sadler (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. May 83-61, A. Kolarek 12-7, Y. Garcia 17-13, J. Kelly 12-9, C. Sadler 17-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. May 2-8, Y. Garcia 1-2, C. Sadler 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. May 23, A. Kolarek 2, Y. Garcia 4, J. Kelly 3, C. Sadler 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Fowler CF-RF40100010.244.339.413.7511.5
T. Edman RF-3B40100011.241.272.397.6691.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000011.253.333.461.794-0.5
M. Ozuna LF41111011.252.329.505.8345.5
P. DeJong SS40100020.254.331.459.7910.0
M. Carpenter 3B20200100.218.325.368.6934.0
L. Thomas PR-CF00000000.375.444.7501.1940.0
K. Wong 2B20000123.267.350.392.7420.0
M. Wieters C40100013.234.281.475.7560.5
J. Flaherty P30000020.143.189.229.418-1.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Martinez PH10000002.268.336.403.7390.0
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Gallegos in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson RF40200010.236.325.499.8242.5
M. Muncy 2B30000122.262.372.518.8900.0
J. Turner 3B40100012.290.371.483.8540.5
C. Bellinger CF40100011.321.421.6641.0850.5
C. Seager SS31000012.265.342.431.7731.5
M. Beaty LF30000010.292.319.487.806-0.5
a- W. Smith PH11100000.305.364.7121.0762.0
E. Rios 1B40100032.263.417.474.8900.5
R. Martin C40120011.219.346.316.6622.5
D. May P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Kolarek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Kelly P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Pollock PH10000010.257.319.444.764-0.5
C. Sadler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Beaty in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Kelly in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Fowler (16), T. Edman (6)
  • HR - M. Ozuna (21)
  • SH - K. Wong (3)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna (63)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Edman, M. Ozuna, K. Wong 2 (2), M. Wieters 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pederson (10), E. Rios (2)
  • RBI - R. Martin 2 (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Martin 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Muncy, J. Turner, C. Bellinger, C. Seager 2 (2), D. May
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Muncy-Rios)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty7.040011003.721.1324.0
G. Gallegos (H, 10)1.01000202.050.763.0
A. Miller (H, 18)0.10110003.861.29-1.0
C. Martinez (L, 2-2) (BS, 3)0.12110103.721.31-7.5
Total8.27221130---
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty7.0
G. Gallegos (H, 10)1.0
A. Miller (H, 18)0.1
C. Martinez (L, 2-2) (BS, 3)0.1
Total8.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. May5.25111713.181.3211.5
A. Kolarek0.01001003.921.28-2.0
Y. Garcia1.10000103.740.853.5
J. Kelly1.00000304.851.444.5
C. Sadler (W, 2-0)1.01000001.421.019.0
Total9.07112111---
PITCHERSIP
D. May5.2
A. Kolarek0.0
Y. Garcia1.1
J. Kelly1.0
C. Sadler (W, 2-0)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Martinez
  • HBP - A. Miller (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 97-67, G. Gallegos 18-13, A. Miller 6-3, C. Martinez 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 6-5, A. Miller 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 26, G. Gallegos 4, A. Miller 2, C. Martinez 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Sadler (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. May 83-61, A. Kolarek 12-7, Y. Garcia 17-13, J. Kelly 12-9, C. Sadler 17-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. May 2-8, Y. Garcia 1-2, C. Sadler 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. May 23, A. Kolarek 2, Y. Garcia 4, J. Kelly 3, C. Sadler 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Martin singled to center, Seager and Smith scored12
  • 6TH INNING
    Ozuna homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Casey Sadler pitching
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter hit by pitch
    • Lane Thomas ran for Matt Carpenter
    • K. Wong: Foul, Wong hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Thomas to second
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wieters singled to right, Thomas to third
    • Jose Martinez hit for Giovanny Gallegos
    • Jo. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martinez grounded into double play third to second to first, Wieters out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Andrew Miller pitching
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager hit by pitch
    • Will Smith hit for Matt Beaty
    • Carlos Martinez relieved Andrew Miller
    • W. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Smith singled to left, Seager to second
    • E. Rios: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rios struck out swinging
    • R. Martin: Ball, Seager to third, Smith to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin singled to center, Seager and Smith scored
    • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Joe Kelly relieved Yimi Garcia
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Giovanny Gallegos relieved Jack Flaherty
    • A.J. Pollock hit for Joe Kelly
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pollock struck out looking
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pederson singled to right
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Yi. Garcia Pitching:
    • J. Flaherty: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Flaherty struck out swinging
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Fowler grounded out to third
    • T. Edman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Edman lined out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beaty grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Rios: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rios struck out swinging
    • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Ball, Martin lined out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. May Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Goldschmidt grounded out to second
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ozuna homered to center
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Foul, DeJong flied out to deep right
    • Adam Kolarek relieved Dustin May
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter singled to left
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wong walked, Carpenter to second
    • Yimi Garcia relieved Adam Kolarek
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Wieters flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pederson flied out to deep right
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Muncy grounded out to second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Turner singled to center
    • C. Bellinger: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bellinger singled to center, Turner to third
    • C. Seager: Seager grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. May Pitching:
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • J. Flaherty: Flaherty flied out to deep right
    • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Fowler doubled to deep right
    • T. Edman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Edman flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Beaty struck out swinging
    • E. Rios: Rios doubled to deep left
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • D. May: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, May struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. May Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt flied out to deep center
    • M. Ozuna: Foul, Ball, Ozuna flied out to deep center
    • P. DeJong: DeJong singled to deep left
    • M. Carpenter: Pickoff attempt, Carpenter singled to center, DeJong to second
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Wong struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner lined out to right
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. May Pitching:
    • J. Flaherty: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Flaherty struck out looking
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Fowler lined out to shortstop
    • T. Edman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Edman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Martin flied out to right
    • D. May: May grounded out to second
    • J. Pederson: Pederson doubled to deep center
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. May Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter walked
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Wieters lined out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager grounded out to second
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Beaty popped out to shortstop
    • E. Rios: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rios struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. May Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • T. Edman: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Edman doubled to left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Foul, Goldschmidt lined out to second
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ozuna grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Pederson struck out on foul tip
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bellinger reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Muncy out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)