St. Louis Cardinals

Dodgers end long road scoring drought, rally past Cardinals

Dodgers 5, Cardinals 1

Yasmani Grandal, just activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list, hit a three-run homer to highlight a four-run sixth against Michael Wacha as the Los Angeles Dodgers ended the St. Louis Cardinals’ five-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory Saturday night at soggy Busch Stadium. The start of the game was delayed by rain for 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Stats that mattered

Wacha (7-1), who was attempting to become the first Cardinals pitcher to go 8-0 since Matt Morris in 2005, didn’t allow a hit until Justin Turner’s one-out double in the sixth. ... Wacha used 112 pitches to record 16 outs. ... The Dodgers had gone a club-record 42 consecutive scoreless innings in road games until they plated four in the sixth. ... Matt Holliday walked in the fourth and has reached base safely in a National League-record 44 games. ... Matt Carpenter and Jason Heyward had two hits apiece for St. Louis. ... Rookie Carlos Frias (4-2) was the winning pitcher, limiting the Cardinals to one unearned run on five hits in seven innings.

Up next

Carlos Martinez (4-2, 3.54 ERA) will pitch for the Cardinals against Brett Anderson (2-2, 3.47 ERA) in the series finale at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.