Dodgers outduel Cardinals

Dodgers outduel Cardinals

DODGERS 3, CARDINALS 1
at Jupiter, Fla.
Tuesday, March 7

Dodgers at the plate: Andy LaRoche's double down the line opened the scoring. LaRoche later added a single to his line. Jason Repko's tie-breaking two-run single gave the Dodgers their margin of victory. James Loney had a pair of base hits and scored a run.

Cardinals at the plate: David Eckstein doubled and scored. John Gall had a sacrifice fly and singled. But for the most part, it was a quiet day for St. Louis, which was held to four hits.

Dodgers on the mound: Starter Brett Tomko pitched three solid innings for the win, allowing a run on three hits. Eric Stults pitched three scoreless, hitless innings in relief. Justin Orenduff, Hong-Chih Kuo and John Meloan each tossed a shutout inning.

Cardinals on the mound: Jeff Suppan showed progress from his first start, but he still allowed three runs in three innings. Jason Isringhausen and Jeff Nelson each pitched a shutout inning in their respective spring debuts. Blaine Neal twirled two shutout frames.

Grapefruit League records: Dodgers 3-2; Cardinals 2-4

Up next: The Dodgers return home on Wednesday to face the Orioles in Vero Beach, Fla., at 10:05 a.m. PT. Chad Billingsley will pitch against John Halama. St. Louis travels to Viera, Fla., to play the Nationals at 10:05 a.m. PT, with Chris Carpenter going against Kyle Denney.

Matthew Leach is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.