Furcal's GW hit in 12th spoils Ramirez's debut with Dodgers

10:56 PM, Jul 25, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Rafael Furcal singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory, spoiling Hanley Ramirez's debut with the Dodgers.

Furcal ripped a line drive into left and a charging Tony Gwynn misplayed the ball allowing pinch-runner Joe Kelly to score without a throw.

Ramirez, who was acquired from Miami earlier Wednesday and started at third base, tripled in his first at-bat, roping the first pitch he saw off the wall in center. He later singled in the sixth to tie the game at 2-2. He finished the game 2-for-4 with a walk.

Kyle Lohse drove in a run for the Cardinals while also tossing seven innings of two-run ball. Lohse allowed seven hits and struck out four without walking a batter. Fernando Salas (1-3) got the win after working around a lead off walk to Ramirez in the 12th. He tossed two shutout innings and struck out three.

Jamey Wright (4-3) was pegged with the loss.


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