6:07 PM ET, October 8, 2009
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
LOS ANGELES -- A sinking line drive sailed through the chilly evening air toward Matt Holliday. All he needed to do was make the catch and St. Louis would have a series-tying victory.Instead, the ball smacked him in the gut and dropped to the grass -- and the Cardinals never recovered.
• Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw is winless in his last 13 games (12 starts), with his last win coming July 18.
• Los Angeles improved to 6-12 in NLDS games since 1995 and has won five straight.
• The Dodgers improved to 5-7 in postseason games vs. the Cardinals.
• St. Louis has lost three straight postseason road games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina got hit in the head as Ramirez's bat swung around in the seventh but stayed in the game.
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|2nd||M Holliday homered to left.||1||0|
|4th||A Ethier homered to center.||1||1|
|7th||C Rasmus doubled to deep center, M DeRosa scored, C Rasmus thrown out at third attempting to advance on play.||2||1|
|9th||R Belliard singled to center, J Pierre scored, C Blake to second.||2||2|
|9th||M Loretta singled to center, C Blake scored, R Belliard to third, R Martin to second.||2||3|
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|Stadium||Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA|
|Attendance||51,819 (92.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||71 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Brian Onora, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Ed Rapuano|
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