Dodgers beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a two-run single in the 10th inning for his third hit, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers end a season-worst 4-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Casey Blake had four hits and is 7 for 10 the last two games for Los Angeles, which avoided a 4-game sweep. The Dodgers lead the NL in hitting and are second in scoring with an average of nearly five runs, and finally got rolling after totaling three runs on 33 hits the first three games.

The Dodgers were 4 for 11 with runners in scoring position after going 4 for 25 the first three games. James McDonald (3-2) worked a perfect ninth and Jonathan Broxton, one strike away from ending the Dodgers' slump Wednesday, finished for his 24th save.

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