The Dodgers look to match their season high with a sixth straight win on Tuesday night, with Clayton Kershaw on the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals. Adam Wainwright takes the mound for the Cardinals, making this a rematch of Game 2 of the 2009 National League Division Series, aka The Matt Holliday Game.
Kershaw and Wainwright have faced off three previous times in their career, with each game decided by one run.
- August 19, 2009 - Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2: Kershaw couldn't make it out of the fourth inning, but he allowed just two runs. The bullpen was able to hold the Cardinals at bay as Wainwright allowed two runs of his own in seven innings, but Albert Pujols picked Jonathan Broxton's pocket in the ninth by stealing second, advancing to third on an error and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Holliday.
- October 8, 2009 - Dodgers 3, Cardinals 2: With two outs in the ninth inning James Loney lofted a game-ending fly ball to Holliday, who had the ball bounce off his junk instead, opening the door for an epic Dodger rally and putting the Dodgers in great position to win the series.
- June 9, 2010 - Dodgers 4, Cardinals 3: Kershaw struck out 10 batters in seven innings. He allowed a three-run home run to Ryan Ludwick, but the Dodgers had already scored four against Wainwright, including a home run by Manny Ramirez.
This season, Kershaw has allowed two runs in two starts since the All-Star break, both Dodgers wins, with three walks and 13 strikeouts in 14 innings. He shut out the Cardinals on May 19 at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers have beaten the Cardinals eight straight times, tying their longest winning streak against the Cardinals since moving to Los Angeles.
Game Time: 5:15 p.m.
TV: KCAL, MLB Network