Jon Jay hit a go-ahead RBI double during a three-run 12th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals earned a split of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, beating them 5-2 on Sunday and regaining sole possession of the second NL wild-card spot.
John Ely (0-2) issued a leadoff walk to Matt Carpenter and Jay drove him in from second base with a line drive into the right-field corner on an 0-2 pitch. Jay scored on an infield hit up the middle by Allen Craig and Yadier Molina walked with the bases loaded.
Rookie Shelby Miller (1-0) pitched one inning for his first major-league victory.
Jason Motte got three outs for his 35th save in 42 chances after giving up the tying and winning runs in Saturday night's 4-3 loss.
Both teams have 15 games remaining to settle the wild card situation. The Dodgers embark on a nine-game road trip against East-leading Washington, Central-leading Cincinnati and San Diego before ending the regular season with a six-game homestand against Colorado ...