User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Auto
Soccer
Horses
Golf
More
Betting Tools

 
Beltran, Cardinals cool off Dodgers, 5-1

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Carlos Beltran and Matt Adams homered in the eighth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Los Angeles Dodgers' 15-game road winning streak with a 5-1 victory on Tuesday night.

Advertisement
Joe Kelly pitched into the sixth inning, outperforming Clayton Kershaw and helping St. Louis to its fourth victory in the last six games. Tony Cruz added an RBI single.

The Dodgers' road winning streak was a franchise record. Their previous loss away from Chavez Ravine was a 4-2 decision at San Francisco on July 6.

Adrian Gonzalez hit a one-out RBI single off Kelly (3-3) in the sixth, but that was it for Los Angeles against the right-hander. He left with runners on first and second and the Cardinals nursing a 2-1 lead.

Andre Ethier singled against Randy Choate, loading the bases, but Seth Maness got A.J. Ellis to bounce into an inning-ending double play.

The Cardinals then grabbed control in the eighth. Beltran hit his team-high 20th homer off Brandon League for a 3-1 lead. Matt Holliday then walked before Adams connected for his third pinch-hit drive of the season.

Kershaw (10-7) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings for Los Angeles, which dropped to 15-3 since the All-Star break. The left-hander is 5-2 with a sparkling 1.62 ERA over his last eight starts.

Cruz helped the Cardinals take the lead in the sixth. He singled in Jon Jay, then moved to third on Pete Kozma's double. He came home on Kelly's bouncer to second, lifting St. Louis to a 2-0 lead.

Kelly was working on a scoreless streak of 20 innings before Los Angeles scored in the sixth. He allowed six hits while lowering his ERA to 2.98.

St. Louis recorded four double plays in the first six innings to help Kelly, who is 3-0 in five starts since joining the rotation on July 6. The Cardinals used six pitchers.

The Dodgers came up two wins short of tying the major league single-season mark of 17 straight road wins for the Detroit Tigers from April 3-May 24, 1984, and New York Giants from May 9-29, 1916. The two-season mark is 21 in a row by Detroit from Sept. 18, 1983 to May 24, 1984.

NOTES: St. Louis-based rapper Nelly took batting practice before the game. He also threw out the ceremonial first pitch from the rubber on his bobblehead night. ``I was glad that I just didn't totally bounce the ball,'' he said. ``It hit the dirt a little, but it was there. Just a little low and outside.'' ... Los Angeles is 32-8 in its last 40 games. ... The Cardinals scored in the first inning in their previous four games before coming up empty on Tuesday. ... Beltran did not hit a home run in July, the first month he has gone without a round-tripper since September 1998, his first month in the league.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: Win Total Update - August
Lawrence: September Pitchers Report
Kershaw's CG, 15 Ks lead L.A. over Giants
Yanks ride 8-run 2nd, beat Red Sox 13-8
Dickey throws 4-hitter, Jays top Tribe 5-1
Votto's homer lifts Reds past Cubs
Pujols hits 35th HR, Angels top Gray's A's
Milone, Sano lift Twins over White Sox 3-0
CarGo's 2 HRs, 7 RBIs key Rox past Dbacks
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
19-3 +1,605 Win Streak, +2,885 TY
4-0 +559 Y'day, 7-1 +849 L3 Days
11-2 L13 Picks, 19-7 L26 G-Plays
8-3 Last 11, 11-5 Last 16 Run
37-22 L59, 45-24 L69 Picks
6-0 Record Last 6 Selections
6-3 L9 Guarantees
14-8 Last 22 MLB Picks
5-2 Record Last 3 Days
10-5 Last 15 Guaranteed Plays
4-2 +284 L6, +1,650 G-Plays TY
3-1 Last 4 MLB Guarantees
3-1 L4 Picks, +1,367 G-Plays TY
7-3, +590 Last 10 Selections
5-2 L7 Picks, 8-3 L11 Guarantees
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks-
2015 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 2885
Scott Pritchard + 1168
Michael Black + 1075
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 1092
Doc's Sports + 545
John Fisher + 397
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 856
Marc Lawrence + 290
Michael Black + 264
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1650
Joe Nelson + 1367
Marc Lawrence + 1064
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 2771
Chip Chirimbes + 2090
Mark Franco + 1611
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 1485
Stephen Nover + 951
Chip Chirimbes + 797
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership