ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 22: James Loney #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers shows the ball to the umpire after picking off Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on August 22, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Dodgers Stun Cardinals With Ninth Inning Comeback

The Dodgers trail the all-time series with the Cardinals 1,001-1,000

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Dodgers Vs. Cardinals: Ninth Inning Rally Lifts L.A. To Win In St. Louis

The Los Angeles Dodgers staged an improbable rally for two runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the opening game of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. Aaron Miles hit a game-tying triple into the right field gap, then scored on a ground ball by Rod Barajas, a play that was booted by ex-Dodger Rafael Furcal. The ninth inning represented a dramatic change from the first eight innings, which were owned by Chris Carpenter.

Carpenter allowed no runs through eight innings, which is par for the course for Carpenter against the Dodgers. He was removed after hitting Juan Rivera to open the ninth inning, and eventually allowed a run, but Carpenter still owns the Dodgers. In his last eight starts against the Dodgers, Carpenter has allowed just five runs and five walks. Total.

But Carpenter didn't get a win on Monday night.

Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run in five innings in his fourth major league start, a home run to Lance Berkman in the second inning. The Dodger bullpen -- Josh Lindblom, Scott Elbert, Matt Guerrier, and Javy Guerra tonight -- retired 12 of the 13 batters they faced to close out the game. The Dodgers are now 2-62 this season when trailing to start the ninth inning.

For more news and information about the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Shuffle Starting Lineup, Rafael Furcal Still Out For Cardinals

The Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals Monday night at Busch Stadium, and will do so with a new-look lineup, of sorts. For the first time all season, both Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp will start at somewhere other than third and fourth, respectively, in the batting order. Kemp has been moved to third and Ethier fifth for Monday's game. Here are the starting lineups:

Dodgers (57-69)

Carroll SS
Loney 1B
Kemp CF
Rivera LF
Ethier RF
Miles 3B
Barajas C
Velez 2B
Eovaldi P

Cardinals (67-60)

Schumaker 2B
Freese 3B
Pujols 1B
Holliday LF
Berkman RF
Jay CF
Molina C
Descalso SS
Carpenter P

Rafael Furcal is out for his third straight game, after spraining his thumb on Saturday in Chicago.

Monday night's 5:15 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information about the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Vs. Cardinals: Rafael Furcal (Thumb) Might Not Play In Series Opener

The Cardinals won three of four games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles in April.

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