The Cardinals improved to 15-4 in the month of August, which is the most victories in the majors during that time span. Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter hit consecutive long balls in the ninth, both to centerfield, as the Cardinals won their sixth straight game away from home. That improves their road record to 35-29 this season.
Jansen gave up three hits in the inning, including a Marcell Ozuna single, as he struggled after coming off of the disabled list with an irregular heartbeat. He was hospitalized on August 9th and is expected to need another procedure in the off-season. The Dodgers' bullpen recorded a 5.17 ERA while he was out, which has knocked them down to third place in the National League West Division.
Jose Martinez had a big night for the Cardinals, driving in a pair of runs, which included him connecting with a solo long ball in the first inning. That makes it the 13th straight game that the Cardinals have hit a home run, which is the longest active streak in baseball. Bud Norris gave up a walk to Matt Kemp, but nothing further to record his 25th save.
The Dodgers stranded 14 runners on base in the loss, as their offense could not capitalize on numerous opportunities. Justin Turner did extend his hitting streak to 14 games, while Cody Bellinger's streak came to an end at 12 games. That game lasted four hours, 10 minutes, and it was just the first of three between these two teams, as the series continues on Tuesday night.