May 26, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma (38) high fives teammates in the dugout after scoring a run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Cardinals won 5-3. Image Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals beat Kershaw, take series against Dodgers


The St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of a bases-clearing double from Pete Kozma in the second inning and took two of three games from the Los Angeles Dodgers.


The last time that Clayton Kershaw allowed at least 4 runs to score in a start came on July 24, 2012 against, who else, the Cardinals.

This was a game that pitted two power pitchers from Texas in Kershaw and Cardinals rookie Shelby Miller. Kershaw went into the 7th inning while Miller had an early exit in the 6th inning after the first out.

Miller allowed 7 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and struck out 3.

Seth Maness picked up his fourth win of the season after pitching an inning. He allowed 2 hits and 2 walks.

Trevor Rosenthal pitched 1.2 innings. He allowed 1 hit and 2 strikeouts.

Edward Mujica pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 14th save of the season.

The best performance from the Cardinals came from Kozma, who went 4 for 4 at the plate with 2 runs and 3 RBI.

Kozma’s double in the 2nd inning gave the Cardinals a 3-2 lead until the Dodgers scored one run in the 5th inning.

In the 7th, the Cardinals scored when Matt Carpenter singled and drove Kozma home.

In the 9th inning, they would take a 5-3 lead when Matt Adams singled and drove in Kozma.

Every run that the Cardinals scored had Kozma to thank in one form or another.

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  • Tommy Yarbrough

    Man, you gotta love my Cardinals. I thought they were done for when LaRussa left, but Matheny has done an excellent job, AND so have those scouts calling up players from Triple-A. Cards coaches and management have taken relative unknowns(Kozma, Descalso, Freese) put them with some of the most talented players around, and built a team that is feared everywhere they go. Two titles in the last 7 years or so… so far in 2013, the best record in the majors, and not missing Albert Pujols at all. Pretty damn good for a second year manager, and a team that everyone seemed to write off as misfits. GO Cards!!! All the way to another world championship title!!!

  • Tommy Yarbrough

    Man, you gotta love my Cardinals. I thought they were done for when LaRussa left, but Matheny has done an excellent job, AND so have those scouts calling up players from Triple-A. Cards coaches and management have taken relative unknowns(Kozma, Descalso, Freese) put them with some of the most talented players around, and built a team that is feared everywhere they go. Two titles in the last 7 years or so… so far in 2013, the best record in the majors, and not missing Albert Pujols at all. Pretty damn good for a second year manager, and a team that everyone seemed to write off as misfits. GO Cards!!! All the way to another world championship title!!!