A former Dodgers infielder ruined the debut of. a new Dodgers infielder on Wednesday night in St. Louis. Rafael Furcal singled to left field under the glove of Tony Gwynn Jr. to score pinch runner Joe Kelly from second base, giving the Cardinals a 3-2 win in 12 innings over the Dodgers.
The loss spoiled the Dodgers debut of Hanley Ramirez, who played third base and went 2-for-4 with a walk on the day he was acquired from the Miami Marlins. Ramirez tripled in his first at-bat in the second inning and scored the first run of the game, and he drove in the Dodgers' second run with an RBI single in the sixth inning.
Aaron Harang allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings, his third start of his last four lasting at least seven innings. Harang walked four and struck out eight in the no-decision. The Dodgers issued seven walks on the night, a constant source of consternation for manager Don Mattingly, who was ejected by home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg in the 10th inning.
Jamey Wright took the loss for the Dodgers, pitching 1 1/3 innings. Wright allowed three of the Cardinals' six hits on the night.
Fernando Salas pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the win for the Cardinals.