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Rallies In 8th, 9th Give Cardinals 5-4 Win

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Matt Holliday’s two-out RBI single capped a two-run rally in the ninth, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and a four-game sweep at Busch Stadium.

Entering the ninth protecting a one-run lead, Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton (3-1) couldn’t hang on. Yadier Molina, who didn’t start due to a scheduled game off, singled and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. After left fielder Xavier Paul made a running grab on Felipe Lopez’s fly ball, Jon Jay kept the game alive with a walk.

Allen Craig followed with a single up the middle, scoring Molina without a throw, and Holliday laced a Broxton offering off the wall in right to plate the game-winner in Jay.

Craig finished with two hits and three RBI for the Cardinals, who have won five straight and evened the all-time series between these storied franchises at 998-998-16. Randy Winn added two hits and an RBI in the win.

Ryan Franklin (4-1) earned the win for tossing a scoreless ninth inning.