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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After a misplay in LF by infielder-turned-outfielder Howie Kendrick, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir has now given up 18 first-inning runs, his most of any inning this season. The Dodgers lead St. Louis 6-1 after one inning.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers built a 6-0 lead at St. Louis in the first inning for their starter Scott Kazmir, who has an 8.05 ERA in the opening frame this year. Kazmir drove in two of the runs with a single.

Gonzalez clears the bases with a grand slam (0:33)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Known for their offense in July, the Dodgers showed more of it with Adrian Gonzalez's first-inning grand slam. The Dodgers entered play Sunday leading the NL in hits (183), doubles (42) and on-base percentage (.348) this month.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The temperature at first pitch of Dodgers-Cardinals at St. Louis was announced at 96 degrees, while AccuWeather reports a RealFeel temp of 99. No precipitation is expected.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers will decide on a DL stint for Yasiel Puig on Tuesday. Puig injured his right hamstring Thursday at Washington but it wasn't considered serious. He hasn't started since, though.

Lineup: Dodgers (55-44) at Cardinals (52-45)

  • 1. Chase Utley, 2B (L)
  • 2. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 3. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
  • 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 5. Howie Kendrick, LF (R)
  • 6. Yasmani Grandal, C (S)
  • 7. Andrew Toles, RF (L)
  • 8. Joc Pederson, CF (L)
  • 9. Scott Kazmir, LHP (L)
  • Daily notes

Altuve hits two home runs as Astros rout Angels (0:40)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers' Sunday night lineup at STL: Utley 2B Seager SS Turner 3B Gonzalez 1B Kendrick LF Grandal C Toles RF Pederson CF Kazmir P

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

It's official, we've now hit 100 degrees at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, with all the humidity to boot.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Four of the top 14 NL batting leaders for the month of July are Dodgers: Howie Kendrick (4th at .375), Corey Seager (T8th at .333), Yasmani Grandal (12th at .327) and Justin Turner (14th at .324).

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Lineup: Angels (43-54) at Astros (53-44)

  • 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
  • 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 5. Daniel Nava, LF (S)
  • 6. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 7. Ji-Man Choi, 1B (S)
  • 8. Jett Bandy, C (R)
  • 9. Gregorio Petit, 2B (R)
  • SP: Tim Lincecum, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Turner has turned it on recently

Justin Turner leads the majors with 14 RBIs since the All-Star break, two coming in the Dodgers' 7-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday. Elias Sports Bureau reports that only two other Dodgers have driven in that many in the first eight games following the break: Gil Hodges (1953) and Dusty Baker (1983).

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