The Dodgers got on the board first, but St. Louis scored five runs over the course of the fifth and sixth innings to build a 5-2 lead. Los Angeles came up with one run in the bottom of the sixth, which was followed by Van Slyke's decisive homer in the seventh.
At the plate, Rafael Furcal and Daniel Descalso also had two-hit games.had a pair of hits in his MLB debut for St. Louis.
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