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Cardinals beat Dodgers 3-1

For the second straight game, the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to win. And for the second time in the series, they did it on a ninth-inning homer off All-Star closer Kenley Jansen.
Paul DeJong hit the go-ahead, two-run homer Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory and the Cardinals' first sweep at Dodger Stadium since 2006.
The Cardinals' eighth straight road win helped them improve to 17-4 this month, the most wins in the majors. They've homered in 15 straight games, one off the current season mark of 16 in a row by Philadelphia.
St. Louis remained 2 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Cubs.
The Dodgers closer, who became a father for the third time earlier in the day, gave up consecutive homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in the series opener Monday. 
That was Jansen's first game back after missing time because of an irregular heartbeat.
This time, Gyorko got a broken-bat single off Jansen (0-5), and DeJong followed with his 14th homer to left-center, giving the Cardinals their first lead of the game.
The Dodgers went quietly in the ninth, with Jordan Hicks striking out Cody Bellinger, Brian Dozier and Chris Taylor to earn his fifth save.
Dakota Hudson (4-0) got the win with one inning of relief.
Los Angeles loaded the bases in the eighth, but Manny Machado grounded out to end the inning. The Dodgers stranded 30 runners while getting swept for the third time this season.
They dropped to 32-33 at home, falling below .500 at Dodger Stadium for the first time since June 30.
Rookie Tyler O'Neill launched his first career pinch-hit homer in the top of the eighth off Scott Alexander, tying it 1-all.
Jack Flaherty and Walker Buehler dueled in a stellar matchup of rookie pitchers, although either figured in the decision.
Flaherty held the Dodgers hitless through 5 1/3 innings. Joc Pederson broke through after Buehler struck out leading off the sixth, slugging his 19th homer to right field for a 1-0 lead.
Flaherty gave up just that one hit in six innings. The 22-year-old right-hander from nearby Burbank struck out 10 and walked two on 101 pitches.
Buehler scattered three hits over seven innings, struck out a career-high nine and walked two on 104 pitches.
The Dodgers have lost three in a row and they dropped four games behind NL West-leading Arizona in pursuit of a sixth straight division title.

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