The Dodgers went to rookie reliever Chris Withrow in the bottom of the 12th, and he retired the side in order. The Cardinals have only five hits through 12 innings.
Withrow will likely be the first Dodgers reliever asked to throw more than one inning.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (middle of 12th):
How many opportunities can the Dodgers waste?
Lance Lynn became the sixth St. Louis reliever, and immediately got into trouble by giving up a leadoff single to Carl Crawford.
It was time for Don Mattingly's favorite frustrating move -- he had Mark Ellis sacifice bunt Crawford to second.
Which naturally, immediately took the bat out of the hands of their best hitter. Hanley Ramirez was walked intentionally.
That brought up Michael Young, who promptely bounced into a double play.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (end of 11th):
Neither team may ever score again.
After both scored a pair of runs in the third, it's been all zeros.
J.P. Howell took over for the Dodgers in the bottom of the 11th and gave up a leadoff single to Matt Carpenter. But then, as this game is going, retired the next three Cardinals.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (middle of 11th):
The Cardinals went into the series with a nine-man bullpen, and they may need the all.
John Axford became the fifth Cardinals reliever in the 11th, but he pitched just like all the rest, almost teasing the Dodgers.
The Dodgers got a two-out walk to Andre Etheir and single from A.J. Ellis, but Axford struck out pinch-hitter, and ex-Cardinal, Nick Punto.
The Dodgers are living dangeriously. They've now left 10 men on base and are 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (end of 10):
Relax, Ronald Belisario took over to start the inning, and lo and behold, it was the good Belisario.
Belisario retired the side in order on just seven pitches.