Ozuna, Mikolas spark Cardinals to win over Dodgers

ST. LOUIS (AP) Miles Mikolas sent a message against the Dodgers: Crowd the plate at your own risk.

Mikolas pitched six solid innings despite hitting three batters, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 4-3 victory on Monday night, ending Los Angeles' five-game winning streak.

Mikolas, who allowed three runs on five hits, had never hit more than one batter in a game and now has 17 in his career.

''They got a lot of guys who are pretty close to the dish. You could tell that none of them were intentional,'' Mikolas said. ''I like to throw inside. It's assumed risk I guess. I'm not going let a couple of hit batters force me to pitch back out over the plate.

''I led our league in hit batters my last year in Japan.''

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt approves of Mikolas' approach.

''One thing we appreciate about Miles, among many things, is the fact that he throws inside,'' Shildt said. ''He can throw inside for strikes. He not trying to hit anyone. He just grazed a few guys.''

An All-Star and 18-game winner last season, Mikolas signed a $68 million, four-year contract extension in February that raised his pay to $75.5 million over the next five seasons.

After losing the season opener and not getting a decision in his second start, Mikolas was happy to pick up his first win.

''Kind of getting that monkey off your back against a team as hot as the Dodgers felt good,'' Mikolas said. ''It's a team we'll probably see in the playoffs. It felt good to see what the sixth inning felt like this season.''

For the Dodgers, the loss could be painful because of another groin injury to starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, who left with two outs in the second inning.

St. Louis rallied with two runs in the seventh. Jose Martinez singled off Joe Kelly (1-2) to drive in Matt Carpenter, who had singled off Scott Alexander. Paul Goldschmidt later scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by Kelly, who has blown three save opportunities.

''I think that obviously you look at the stuff and the stuff is really good,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Kelly. ''I certainly applaud him for calling down to the dugout and wanting to take the baseball. Joe's going to keep fighting, and I believe in him. I know it's going to turn. I just love the way this guy wants to pitch.''

With the Cardinals trailing 3-2, Mikolas got out of a jam in the sixth when Russell Martin hit a flyball to short center. Harrison Bader raced in to make the catch and threw home. Kike Hernandez, who had homered, was around third base, and catcher Yadier Molina threw to second to complete the double play.

''Thankfully that softball didn't fall,'' Shildt said.

John Gant worked two scoreless innings in relief and Jordan Hicks pitched the ninth for his second save in as many chances.

Ozuna homered off Ryu in the first to tie the game at 2. It was his 16th career first-inning home run.

Los Angeles had taken the lead on a fielder's choice and a double by A.J. Pollack.

Corey Seager put the Dodgers ahead in the fifth with an RBI single.

EARLY EXIT

Ryu was diagnosed with a strained left groin, the same injury that forced him to miss more than half of last season. He threw a strike to Mikolas before stepping off the mound. The Dodgers assembled, and Ryu walked off. The 32-year-old left-hander threw 34 pitches, allowing two runs on two with a strikeout and a walk. Ryu is 2-0 with a 3.07 ERA. Dylan Floro relieved.

''It was different from the pain I felt last year,'' Ryu said through a translator. ''It was more of a precautionary measure to come out of the game. So compared to the left groin injury I had last year, right now I feel better. Right now I'm not too concerned. I'll have to see tomorrow, but I'll try to prepare the way as if I'm starting for my next outing, but we'll have to wait and see.''

HOMERLESS

The Dodgers didn't hit a home run for the first time this season. Los Angeles had 24 homers in its first 10 games and had homered in 13 consecutive games dating to last Sept. 28.

EX-CARDS RETURN

The Dodgers' David Freese got a loud ovation when he came up to pinch-hit in the seventh. He tipped his helmet to the fans. Freese won the World Series and NLCS MVP awards for the Cardinals in 2011. Kelly, who pitched three years in St. Louis, also was cheered when he came in to pitch.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw, who began the season in the injured list with shoulder inflammation, will make his second rehab start Tuesday at Double-A Tulsa. In his first rehab start last Thursday, Kershaw gave up two runs on four hits in 4 1/3 innings against San Antonio. He struck out and walked two. If his start goes well, Roberts said Kershaw will rejoin the team next weekend.

Cardinals: OF Tyler O'Neill is playing with a sore toe he hurt Saturday. O'Neill entered the game in the seventh inning, replacing Martinez in right field.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: Right-hander Ross Stripling (0-0, 2.31 ERA) will be making his third start. He allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in last start and got a no-decision in a 5-3 win over San Francisco.

Cardinals: Right-hander Dakota Hudson (0-1, 5.40) will be making his second start. In his last outing, he pitched two-thirds of an inning, stranding the bases loaded in the 10th inning of a 5-4 win over Pittsburgh.

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  • W: M. Mikolas (1-1)L: J. Kelly (1-2)S: J. Hicks (2)
  • HR: STL - M. Ozuna (2)
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M. Muncy 3B40100012.250.350.594.9440.5
A. Verdugo RF40000012.350.350.8501.200-0.5
E. Hernandez 2B30100100.364.476.7271.2033.0
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c- J. Turner PH10000001.293.375.317.6920.0
  • a-flied out for Floro in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Kelly in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Baez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B41100000.231.326.410.7362.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B21000210.189.348.595.9422.5
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P. DeJong SS30200010.262.311.548.8592.5
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H. Bader CF30000010.241.353.483.836-0.5
K. Wong 2B30000010.394.447.7881.235-0.5
M. Mikolas P20000000.200.200.200.4000.0
T. O'Neill RF10000000.250.250.375.6250.0
  • a-grounded out for Gant in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Pollock (3), E. Hernandez (3)
  • RBI - C. Seager (5), C. Bellinger (19), A. Pollock (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Seager (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Pollock 3 (3), A. Verdugo, J. Turner
BATTING
  • 2B - P. DeJong (3)
  • HR - M. Ozuna (2)
  • RBI - J. Martinez (2), M. Ozuna 2 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Ozuna 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Molina 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Seager-Hernandez-Bellinger)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Bader (2)
  • DP - 2 (Bader-Goldschmidt-DeJong; Wong-DeJong-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Ryu1.22221113.070.89-1.5
D. Floro2.10000200.000.957.0
S. Alexander1.01110102.700.901.5
J. Kelly (L, 1-2) (BS, 3)1.021110013.502.33-6.0
P. Baez2.00000002.250.756.0
PITCHERSIP
H. Ryu1.2
D. Floro2.1
S. Alexander1.0
J. Kelly (L, 1-2) (BS, 3)1.0
P. Baez2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Mikolas (W, 1-1)6.05331306.191.3120.5
J. Gant (H, 2)2.00001101.131.005.5
J. Hicks (S, 2)1.00001103.181.069.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Mikolas (W, 1-1)6.0
J. Gant (H, 2)2.0
J. Hicks (S, 2)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Kelly (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Ryu 34-19, D. Floro 26-20, S. Alexander 14-11, J. Kelly 17-8, P. Baez 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Ryu 3-1, D. Floro 2-3, S. Alexander 2-0, J. Kelly 1-1, P. Baez 3-3
  • Batters Faced - H. Ryu 8, D. Floro 7, S. Alexander 4, J. Kelly 5, P. Baez 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Mikolas 3 (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Mikolas 100-57, J. Gant 18-10, J. Hicks 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Mikolas 6-8, J. Gant 2-2, J. Hicks 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Mikolas 26, J. Gant 6, J. Hicks 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Bellinger 1B21010201.435.490.9781.4684.0
A. Pollock CF40110014.283.320.413.7332.5
M. Muncy 3B40100012.250.350.594.9440.5
A. Verdugo RF40000012.350.350.8501.200-0.5
E. Hernandez 2B30100100.364.476.7271.2033.0
R. Martin C31000003.333.500.6001.1002.0
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P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-flied out for Floro in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Kelly in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Baez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B41100000.231.326.410.7362.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B21000210.189.348.595.9422.5
J. Martinez RF31110001.150.150.200.3503.0
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Fowler PH10000000.154.313.192.5050.0
J. Hicks P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Ozuna LF31121002.229.250.429.6797.0
P. DeJong SS30200010.262.311.548.8592.5
Y. Molina C30000002.175.233.225.4580.0
H. Bader CF30000010.241.353.483.836-0.5
K. Wong 2B30000010.394.447.7881.235-0.5
M. Mikolas P20000000.200.200.200.4000.0
T. O'Neill RF10000000.250.250.375.6250.0
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  • a-grounded out for Gant in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Pollock (3), E. Hernandez (3)
  • RBI - C. Seager (5), C. Bellinger (19), A. Pollock (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Seager (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Pollock 3 (3), A. Verdugo, J. Turner
BATTING
  • 2B - P. DeJong (3)
  • HR - M. Ozuna (2)
  • RBI - J. Martinez (2), M. Ozuna 2 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Ozuna 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Molina 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Seager-Hernandez-Bellinger)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Bader (2)
  • DP - 2 (Bader-Goldschmidt-DeJong; Wong-DeJong-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Ryu1.22221113.070.89-1.5
D. Floro2.10000200.000.957.0
S. Alexander1.01110102.700.901.5
J. Kelly (L, 1-2) (BS, 3)1.021110013.502.33-6.0
P. Baez2.00000002.250.756.0
Total8.0544241---
PITCHERSIP
H. Ryu1.2
D. Floro2.1
S. Alexander1.0
J. Kelly (L, 1-2) (BS, 3)1.0
P. Baez2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Mikolas (W, 1-1)6.05331306.191.3120.5
J. Gant (H, 2)2.00001101.131.005.5
J. Hicks (S, 2)1.00001103.181.069.5
Total9.0533350---
PITCHERSIP
M. Mikolas (W, 1-1)6.0
J. Gant (H, 2)2.0
J. Hicks (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Kelly (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Ryu 34-19, D. Floro 26-20, S. Alexander 14-11, J. Kelly 17-8, P. Baez 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Ryu 3-1, D. Floro 2-3, S. Alexander 2-0, J. Kelly 1-1, P. Baez 3-3
  • Batters Faced - H. Ryu 8, D. Floro 7, S. Alexander 4, J. Kelly 5, P. Baez 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Mikolas 3 (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Mikolas 100-57, J. Gant 18-10, J. Hicks 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Mikolas 6-8, J. Gant 2-2, J. Hicks 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Mikolas 26, J. Gant 6, J. Hicks 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Goldschmidt scored on wild pitch34
    Martinez singled to left, Carpenter scored, Goldschmidt to second33
  • 5TH INNING
    Seager singled to left, Martin scored, Pederson to second32
  • 1ST INNING
    Ozuna homered to left, Martinez scored22
    Pollock doubled to deep left, Bellinger scored20
    Bellinger reached on fielder's choice to second, Pederson scored, Seager out at second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jordan Hicks pitching
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Verdugo struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • R. Martin: Martin popped out to second
    • Justin Turner hit for Pedro Baez
    • J. Turner: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Turner grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Gant Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock flied out to deep right
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Muncy grounded out to shortstop, Bellinger out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Baez Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Carpenter grounded out to pitcher
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt flied out to deep right
    • Dexter Fowler hit for John Gant
    • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • John Gant pitching
    • Tyler O'Neill in right field
    • David Freese hit for Joe Kelly
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Freese grounded out to third
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Pederson popped out to second
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Seager struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • H. Bader: Ball, Bader grounded out to third
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wong flied out to deep center
    • T. O'Neill: O'Neill flied out to deep right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Mikolas Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Muncy singled to shallow left
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Verdugo popped out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez doubled to right, Muncy to third
    • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin flied out to shallow center, Hernandez out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Alexander Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter singled to deep right
    • Joe Kelly relieved Scott Alexander
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked, Carpenter to second
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez singled to left, Carpenter scored, Goldschmidt to second
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ozuna grounded out to second, Goldschmidt to third, Martinez out at second
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt scored on wild pitch, DeJong singled to shallow center
    • Y. Molina: Molina lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Mikolas Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Martin hit by pitch
    • Chris Taylor hit for Dylan Floro
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor flied out to deep center
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Pederson hit by pitch, Martin to second
    • C. Seager: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Seager singled to left, Martin scored, Pederson to second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked, Pederson to third, Seager to second
    • A. Pollock: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Pollock struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Scott Alexander pitching
    • H. Bader: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wong grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Mikolas: Mikolas grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Mikolas Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Pollock grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Verdugo grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Floro Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ozuna grounded out to third
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Molina lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Dylan Floro pitching
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson flied out to deep left
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Seager flied out to deep left
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Bellinger flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Floro Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter popped out to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Mikolas Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to shallow center
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin grounded out to third
    • H. Ryu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ryu struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Ball, Foul, Bader grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • M. Mikolas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Mikolas lined out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Mikolas Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Pederson hit by pitch
    • C. Seager: Foul, Strike looking, Seager singled to center, Pederson to third
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Bellinger reached on fielder's choice to second, Pederson scored, Seager out at second
    • A. Pollock: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pollock doubled to deep left, Bellinger scored
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy flied out to deep left
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Carpenter grounded out to first
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Martinez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Goldschmidt out at second
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Ozuna homered to left, Martinez scored
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, DeJong doubled to deep center
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Molina lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)