Los Angeles Dodgers defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2

LOS ANGELES - Mark Loretta is 38 years old and Ronnie Belliard is 34.

Both infielders have been around the major leagues for all of this decade and part of the preceding one, but both said they never had accomplished anything better than they did in a span of about five minutes in the ninth inning Thursday at Dodger Stadium.

Belliard tied Game 2 of the National League Division Series with a two-out single, and shortly thereafter pinch hitter Loretta looped the game-winn...

Holliday drops a line drive with two out and nobody on, and the Dodgers respond with a stunning two-run rally that gives them a 3-2 victory and puts the Cards in an 0-2 hole in the National League Division Series.


LOS ANGELES - What couldn't happen did happen to the Cardinals Thursday afternoon.

A game they controlled, even dominated, fell apart in the ninth inning extended by a line drive that went into the lights as a potential game-ender and came out as a d...