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Dodgers Rip Injury Plagued Cardinals Pitching
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake DeWitt hit his first home run of the year and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 12-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Monday night.

The Dodgers won for the seventh time in nine games, giving themselves plenty of breathing room this time. Their six previous wins were all by one run, with four coming in walk-off fashion.

Carlos Monasterios (3-0) allowed three runs and four hits in six-plus innings, walked three and struck out none.

St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols was hitless in four at-bats, while Matt Holliday was hitless in three.

Blake Hawksworth (0-3) gave up six runs and seven hits in four innings, struck out five and walked three in his first major league start after 48 career relief appearances. He got the start because regulars Brad Penny and Kyle Lohse are on the disabled list and Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa decided to give Chris Carpenter an extra day of rest.

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