The lucky after-effects of the Sons' recent visit to Busch Stadium lingers in the park this evening, as the Dodgers roll to a thirteen-run stomping of St. Louis, which wasn't their biggest run-producing output of the year (15 runs scored on June 27 versus the Twins), but their most against a contending team this season.
Credit Clayton Kershaw for another stellar start (6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB and 8 Ks), but that wasn't really the story. The Dodgers had four home runs, starting with Matt Kemp's 29th, a three-run shot before an out had even been recorded in the game (Justin Sellers singled and James Loney walked). Rod Barajas had two HR, his 13th and 14th of the year, and Aaron Miles, the hero of last night's ninth inning, added a two-run HR of his own off of Cardinals 2B Skip Schumacher (who ended the inning with a 18.00 ERA, down from a momentary 54.00).
Oh, and Eugenio Velez had a strikeout in the eighth to make him 0-for-26 on the season.