Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Blake Hawksworth, right, tosses to first to throw out St. Louis Cardinals' Jon Jay during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse walks off the field after working during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw won his National League-leading 16th game and Rod Barajas homered twice in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 13-2 victory over the fast-fading St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Kyle Lohse (11-8) was rocked for a season-worst eight runs in three innings, an impossible deficit against the 23-year-old Kershaw, who struck out eight in six scoreless innings. The Cardinals have lost six of eight and dropped a season-high 10 games behind the NL Central-leading Brewers.
Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer in the first and Barajas had a solo homer in the third and three-run shot in the fifth for his 11th multihomer game, also giving him four in five games.
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