(LOS ANGELES, CA) - Rick Ankiel hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2.
The Dodgers scored in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly by Casey Blake.
The Cardinals tied the game when Albert Pujols blasted his 39th homer of the season, a solo shot off LA starter Charlie Haeger.
James Loney gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead with an RBI single in the fifth, setting up Ankiel's game-winner.
Chris Carpenter improved to 13 and 3, allowing two runs on five hits over eight innings.
Haeger took the loss to fall to 0 and 1.
With the win, the Redbirds take a six-game lead over Chicago in the NL Central.
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