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Carpenter, Cardinals slip past Dodgers

Chris Carpenter allowed two runs over eight innings to get the win, as the St. Louis Cardinals nipped the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday night.

St. Louis cashed as -160 road favorites as the game played UNDER the 7.5-run total listed by sportsbooks.

Rick Ankiel hit a two-run drive for the Cardinals, who got a big fly from Albert Pujols in the payday.

Casey Blake and James Loney knocked in runs for Los Angeles, while Charlie Haeger gave up three runs over seven innings to take the loss for the Dodgers.