Cardinals Edge Dodgers in Series Opener

The St. Louis Cardinals edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 in the opener of a huge three-game series. The Cardinals now lead the Dodgers by two games in the race for the second NL wild-card spot.

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The Cardinals took their series opener against the Dodgers on Thursday night. Lance Lynn picked up the win after allowing one run on five hits and striking out seven over six innings of work. Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a RBI double in the first, but the hit of the night came in top of the seventh, when Allen Craig singled home the go-ahead run as St. Louis edged Los Angeles 2-1.