Molina’s pinch-hit double lifts Cardinals over Dodgers 5-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Matt Carpenter homered, Yadier Molina had a tie breaking two-run double in the top of the seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Sunday night to avoid being swept in the three-game series.
Molina pinch hit for starting pitcher Mike Leake and put the Cardinals up 3-1 when he lined reliever Joe Blanton’s pitch into the left field corner with two outs. Stephen Piscotty followed with an RBI single off Blanton wo batters later.
Leake (2-3) pitched six innings to win his second straight start, and Trevor Rosenthal got his seventh save.
Corey Seager homered twice for the Dodgers, the first multi-homer game of his career.
J.P. Howell (1-1) took the loss after allowing a one-out single to Jeremy Hazelbaker, who scored on Molina’s double.