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.
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
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.