ST. LOUIS --
The first-place Dodgers won three of the four games against the Cardinals at
They also widened their lead in the
Ellis' homer, his sixth of the season, came in the fifth inning off the Cardinals' Carlos Martinez, a right-hander making his first start in the majors.
But moments after Ellis' hit, Martinez developed cramping in his throwing hand and had to leave the game.
It was the second time in as many nights that the St. Louis starting pitcher was forced from the game with an injury.
Martinez had been called up from triple-A Memphis to make the start in place of veteran
Ryu gave up the one run, which was unearned, on five hits while striking out seven Cardinals in his seven innings of work. He did not walk a batter.
Crawford scored the Dodgers' first run on a sacrifice fly by
St. Louis tied the score, 1-1, in the fourth inning on a lapse by Dodgers center fielder