LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yadier Molina and Marcell Ozuna slugged two-run homers, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers Five-2 on Tuesday night time to give a boost to to a big league-best 16-Four in August.

The Cardinals have homered in 14 immediately video games. They received the opener Five-Three on consecutive ninth-inning homers through Jedd Gyorko and Matt Wood worker. The victory clinched their 8th consecutive sequence, equaling their longest streak since April 10-Might 7, 2015.

St. Louis climbed to two ½ video games again of the NL Central-leading Cubs.

Jose Martinez tied it with an RBI unmarried within the 3rd. Molina adopted with a two-run shot to proper heart to make it Three-1, snapping an Zero-for-17 skid and leaving him one hit shy of his 11th immediately season with 100 or extra.

With two outs within the 7th, Daniel Hudson hit Tyler O’Neill, surroundings the degree for Ozuna’s two-run homer that prolonged the Cardinals’ result in Five-1.

The Dodgers’ runs got here in the second one when Daniel Poncedeleon hit Yasiel Puig with the bases loaded and within the 7th on Manny Machado’s 29th homer.

In his 2nd main league get started, Poncedeleon allowed one run and 5 hits in 4 innings. He struck out a career-high 8 and walked one pitching no longer a long way from his homeland of Anaheim.

Cardinals reliever Carlos Martinez were given hit within the higher frame through a comebacker from Joc Pederson within the 8th. Martinez was once knocked down and writhed at the flooring as his teammates and a teacher ran to him. He quickly were given up and walked off below his personal energy because the inning ended.

Defensively, the Cardinals had a sequence of miscues within the outfield, they all involving proper fielder O’Neill.

He collided with 2nd baseman Kolten Wong as they chased Yasmani Grandal’s unmarried in the second one. At the subsequent play, O’Neill dived and badly overlooked a unmarried through Chris Taylor that loaded the bases for the Dodgers.

Additionally in the second one, heart fielder Harrison Bader obviously referred to as for a excessive fly ball hit through Pederson, however O’Neill got here charging in along with his glove within the air. Bader nonetheless controlled to make the catch.

Within the 5th, Bader stuck Justin Turner’s lengthy fly to proper heart however got here dangerously as regards to colliding with O’Neill, who had his arms on his hips taking a look at Bader.

Luke Weaver (7-11) were given the victory, permitting one run and 3 hits in 2 third innings of aid.

Bud Norris pitched the 9th for his 26th save.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (Three-1) gave up 3 runs and 4 hits in 4 innings, struck out 4 and walked one.

The loss dropped the Dodgers Three half of video games at the back of the NL West-leading Diamondbacks, the farthest Los Angeles has been out of first position since July 1. The Dodgers fell to 32-32 at house.

KOLTEN LOOKS GOLDEN

Wong made a stellar play for the primary out of the 9th inning. The second one baseman specified by shallow heart box for Turner’s grounder, then driven his higher frame off the bottom simply lengthy sufficient to wing the ball to first base sooner than falling again to the outfield grass.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: Activated RHP Carlos Martinez (proper shoulder pressure) from DL and optioned INF Patrick Knowledge to Triple-A Memphis. … Transferred OF Dexter Fowler to 60-day DL.

Dodgers: RHP JT Chargois went at the DL with nerve inflammation. He skilled tingling in his arms whilst tossing six pitches within the 5th inning an evening previous. … RHP Ross Stripling will throw a simulated sport Friday.

UP NEXT

LHP Jack Flaherty (7-6, Three.05 ERA) begins the sequence finale for the Cardinals. Rookie RHP Walker Buehler (6-Four, Three.19) is going for the Dodgers.

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