Rafael Furcal singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals dampened the Dodgers debut of Hanley Ramirez, beating Los Angeles 3-2 Wednesday night.
Ramirez tripled on the first pitch he saw with his new team. The three-time All-Star infielder, acquired late Tuesday night from Miami, went 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored once and hit an RBI single in sixth that made it 2-all.
Lance Berkman, who left a day earlier with a bruised right knee after being hit by a pitch, drew a one-out walk as a pinch hitter in the 12th from Jamey Wright (4-3). Matt Carpenter singled with two outs and Furcal drove home pinch runner Joe Kelly.
Fernando Salas (1-3) pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since July 9, 2011, against Arizona.
Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse went seven innings and allowed two runs on seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts. He also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Aaron Harang was even sharp for the Dodgers...