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Dodgers Sweep Cardinals 6-3

Noah Syndergaard got his first win in a Dodgers uniform and Los Angeles got some timely hits and took advantage of mistakes by St. Louis pitchers to defeat the reeling Cardinals 6-3 on Sunday.

David Peralta drove in two runs for the Dodgers, who posted their first three-game series sweep of the season.

Syndergaard (1-3), who signed a one-year contract during the offseason, allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

St. Louis was swept in a series for the second time this season and went 2-8 on its season-long 11-day, 10-game road trip. At 10-19, the Cardinals are 10 games behind Pittsburgh in the NL Central. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the first time since 1907 St. Louis has been at least 10 games behind the division leader at the end of April.

The game was tied at 3 in the fifth inning when the Dodgers plated the go-ahead runs. Will Smith led off with a double before Zack Thompson (1-2) walked Max Muncy and Jason Heyward to load the bases. After James Outman struck out, Drew VerHagen came on and threw a wild pitch on a sweeper with a 2-2 count to score Smith.

Muncy made it 5-3 when he came across on Peralta’s grounder. Peralta also had an RBI grounder in the fourth inning.

Evan Phillips worked a scoreless ninth for his third save.

The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the second on Dylan Carlson’s sacrifice fly and an RBI single by Brandon Donovan, but were unable to make it stand.


Thompson has allowed two earned runs in each of his last three appearances after beginning the season without giving up a run in his first eight appearances.


Before the game, the Cardinals announced the death of Mike Shannon, who spent 50 years in the broadcast booth and nine years on the field for his hometown team. Shannon played for the 1964 and 1967 World Series champion teams.


Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (groin) made his third rehab start on Sunday pitching for Triple-A Memphis in its game at Durham. Wainwright suffered the injury in March while working out with Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.


Cardinals: After an off day, St. Louis returns home to begin a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. LHP Steven Matz (0-3, 6.23 ERA) takes the mound Tuesday against LHP Patrick Sandoval (2-1, 3.16).

Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his second start of the season on Monday in the opener of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. He’ll match up with RHP Taijuan Walker (2-1, 4.97).

Source: NBC Los Angeles

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