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Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Turner singled in the only run of 
the  game  in the eighth inning  to lead the Los  Angeles Dodgers in a 1-0 win 
over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game set. 

Juan  Uribe, activated  off  the disabled  list before  the  game, scored  the 
winning  run  while Miguel  Rojas had two  hits for the  Dodgers, who have won 
eight of their last 10 games. 

Josh  Beckett  pitched seven strong innings,  giving up just four hits and two 
walks  with four  strikeouts. Brian  Wilson (1-2)  got the  win for  tossing a 
flawless eighth inning. 

"He's  been pretty  amazing this year," said Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly 
about Beckett. "That's a good hitting club over there. He used all his pitches 
tonight. This was kind of like a playoff game." 

Adam Wainwright (10-4) suffered the tough-luck loss as he gave up just one run 
on five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in eight innings of work for the 
Cardinals, who had won four of five coming in. 

"It  was a tough loss," said Wainwright. "I felt I threw the ball well. I left 
a  couple over the  plate in the eighth inning and they got a hold of them. We 
faced a good pitcher over there. It's disappointing, but I'm not going to hang 
my head about it." 

Uribe  led off  the eighth with a  single and moved to second on Drew Butera's 
sacrifice  bunt. Rojas then beat out an infield single before Turner dropped a 
pinch-hit single to left and Turner came home for a 1-0 lead. 

Kenley  Jansen  struck out Matt Holliday  to start the ninth before Matt Adams 
punched  a single to left. Peter Bourjos came on to run for Adams and appeared 
to  steal  second base,  but his leg  came off the  bag on  the tag and he was 
called  out. Jhonny Peralta then lined out to give Jansen his 24th save of the 
season. 

St.  Louis  left runners  on first and  second in the  fourth when Allen Craig 
struck out to end the inning. 

Wainwright  carried  a no-hitter into  the sixth, but  Rojas led off the frame 
with a single to break it up. 

In the seventh, Craig doubled with two outs and Jon Jay followed with a single 
to  left. Matt Kemp  fielded the ball on the run and went home with the throw, 
nailing Craig at the plate to end the inning. 

                                   Game Notes 

Uribe  had been  out since  May 20  with a  right hamstring  strain. Infielder 
Carlos  Triunfel was  optioned to  Triple-A Albuquerque  to make  room on  the 
roster  ... Wainwright,  who was looking to become the first 11-game winner in 
the  National League,  threw his  third complete  game of  the season  ... The 
Dodgers won four of seven from the Cardinals last season. 

 
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