May 31, 2017
Dexter Fowler hit the go-ahead solo home run in the 8th inning off of Ross Striping, as the Cardinals defeated the Dodgers 2-1 on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. The Cards win snapped the Dodgers six-game win streak.
Fowler’s home run came on a 2-0 pitch with 2 outs in the 8th. The ball was drilled 429 feet into the right field stands.
Dodgers lefty Hyun–Jin Ryu made one of his best starts of the season, allowing just one run in six innings in his return to the rotation.
“He did have a really good look in his eye,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Ryu. “The change was really good. He was throwing a little cutter in on right-handers and the fastball played up and it was as much velocity as we’ve seen this year from Hyun-Jin.”
The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead against Ryu on an RBI double by Paul DeJong in the 2nd inning. However, LA tied it up on a sacrifice fly by Adrian Gonzales, scoring Corey Seager.
Carlos Martinez (4-4) got the win after allowing one run on four hits while striking out nine, in eight innings of work. Seung-Hwan Oh pitched a scoreless 9th inning for his 12th save in 14 opportunities.
Brandon McCarthy (5-1, 3.28 ERA) will start for the Dodgers in Thursday’s series finale at 10:45 a.m. PT. He’ll go up against Adam Wainwright (5-3, 4.20 ERA) of St. Louis.