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

LOS ANGELES - Two pitchers from two first-place teams took two very different routes to the same place in one very elongated game at Dodger Stadium Wednesday night.

Continuing an impeccable impersonation of a NL Cy Young candidate, the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright opened with four perfect innings and five without a hit.

The Los Angeles Dodgers' gifted lefthander, Clayton Kershaw, offered a display of how to get the least out of maximum talent.

Kershaw, 21, was long ...