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Dodgers erase 6-run deficit, beat Cardinals

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Jul 13, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy (13) celebrates with right fielder Mookie Betts (50) after they both scored on a  single by shortstop Trea Turner (not pictured) against the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Hanser Alberto hit the game-winning single as the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from a 6-0 deficit to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 on Wednesday.

Will Smith hit a two-run homer and Trea Turner hit a two-run single for the Dodgers, who won for the 12th time in their last 14 games.

Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin allowed a career-high five earned runs on seven hits in five innings. It was the first time since Sept. 30, 2021, that he allowed more than two earned runs. He had made 16 starts without doing so since then.

Reliever Craig Kimbrel (3-4) pitched the eighth inning to earn the victory and Evan Phillips closed out the ninth to earn his first save.

Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and four walks.

Giovanny Gallegos (2-4) allowed two ninth-inning runs to take the loss.

Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run single for the Cardinals, who saw their three-game winning streak end.

The Cardinals seized a 4-0 lead in the third inning. Andrew Knizner singled, Tommy Edman doubled and Goldschmidt followed with a two-run single to right field. Arenado then smacked his two-run blast.

The Cardinals extended their lead to 5-0 in the fourth inning when Lars Nootbaar hit a single and scored on Knizner’s double.

They made it 6-0 in the sixth after Albert Pujols had a base hit and eventually scored on Nootbaar’s single.

The Dodgers broke through in the seventh inning when Freddie Freeman hit a single and Smith smacked a homer to cut the lead to 6-2 off Drew VerHagen.

They continued their comeback in the eighth on relievers Genesis Cabrera and Junior Fernandez. Cody Bellinger hit a single, Max Muncy walked for the fourth time, Mookie Betts hit an RBI double and Turner hit a two-run single to cut the lead to 6-5.

–Field Level Media