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Barajas Homers Twice As Dodgers Crush Cardinals

Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

(ST. LOUIS, MO) - Clayton Kershaw threw six shutout innings and was backed by big nights from Rod Barajas and Matt Kemp as the Los Angeles Dodgers blew out the St. Louis Cardinals 13-2.

Barajas hit a pair of home runs with Kemp adding a three-run blast.

Kershaw allowed six hits, walking two and striking out eight to move to 16-5 on the season.

With the Cardinals trailing 11-0, utility infielder Skip Schumaker came in to pitch the top of the ninth for the redbirds.

Schumaker gave up a two-run homer to LA 's Aaron Miles.

Starter Kyle Lohse gave up eight earned runs in three innings to fall to 11-8.

With the loss, the second-place Cardinals fall ten games behind Milwaukee in the NL Central.

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