(BaseballStL) -- The Cardinals momentum didn't last long as Matt Kemp took Cardinals' reliever Pat Neshek deep to left field to put the Dodgers back on top.
Neshek gave up four homers in 71 appearances during the regular season. The inning got a little rougher for Neshek as Miguel Rojas laid down a bunt that Neshek threw away from Matt Adams at first.
The Cardinals were unable to make a comeback in the ninth inning as they went down in order. The series moves back to St. Louis tied at one game a piece.
Carpenter ties game with homer
A night after Matt Carpenter gave the Cardinals the lead, he does it again in Game 2 of the NLDS with a two-run homer to finally put the Redbirds on the board in the eighth.
Oscar Taveras pinch hit for Marco Gonzales which prompted Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly to lift Zack Greinke. Lefty JP Howell gave up a single to Taveras and then on the first pitch he saw, Carpenter went deep to right center to tie the game.
When Greinke left the game, he had given up only two hits in 7.0 innings.
Dodgers get runs after missed tag double play
The Dodgers got to Lance Lynn in the third inning after allowing a lead off double to catcher AJ Ellis.
During the regular season, Ellis hit .191. Through two games in the division series, he's 5 for 6 and he ended up scoring on a ground ball from Dee Gordon.
Zack Greinke slapped a ball to right to move Ellis to third and then what appeared to be a tag double play by Kolten Wong erased Greinke and Gordon, but scored Eillis. However, upon review Wong tagged Greinke with his glove while the ball remained in his hand and Greinke was allowed to return to second base.
Lynn was able to get Yasiel Puig to strike out for his fifth of the game. But Adrain Gonzalez made Wong's error pay but singling in Greinke.