Furcal, Cards win in 12th over Ramirez, Dodgers
Loss dampened debut of Hanley RamirezRafael Furcal singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and 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 drove in a run and scored once.
ST. LOUIS — 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 St. Louis 12th from Jamey Wright (4-3). Matt Carpenter singled with two outs and Furcal drove home pinch runner Joe Kelly.