VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Boxing/MMA
Fantasy Sports
More
Betting Tools

 
Beltran, Cardinals cool off Dodgers, 5-1

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.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Williams: Wednesday's Diamond Notes
Sportsbook.ag: Wednesday's Best Bet
Akins: Diamond Trends - Wednesday
Nelson: NL Lefty vs. Righty Splits
Nelson: AL Lefty vs. Righty Splits
Span lifts Giants over Rockies 4-3 in 14
Maeda dominates, Dodgers blank Halos
Franco, Altherr HRs pace Phils past M's
Newcomb earns first win, Braves top Padres
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
8-1 L9, 14-4 Streak, 10-1 Totals
11-7 +754 L4 Days, +1,982 TY
19-7 +1,167 Picks, +1,914 Totals
10-3 +650 L13, +1,396 This Year
3-1 +213 LN, 11-3 L14 Guarantees
8-3 +496 GPlays, 19-7 +1,212 Run
4-0 +502 L4 Days, 6-1 +591 Streak
10-3 L13 Guaranteed Plays
4-2, +344 Record Last 2 Days
7-2, +521 MLB Win Streak
3-0 +313 Sunday, 5-1 L4 Days
4-2 +279 L6 Picks, +816 TY
3-0, +332 Last 3 Selections
2-0 +261 LN, 7-3 L10 G-Plays
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks - Tampa Bay Rays at Pittsburgh Pirates
2017 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 1982
Stephen Nover + 1396
Alex Smart + 894
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 2289
Vince Akins + 1134
Don Anthony + 965
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 1914
Kyle Hunter + 1106
Stephen Nover + 475
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Nelson + 537
Kevin Rogers + 458
Antony Dinero + 456
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 533
John Fisher + 429
Michael Black + 227
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 1529
Antony Dinero + 1176
John Fisher + 761
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