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|Anemic Offense Costs Cardinals Against Dodgers
|LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Manny Ramirez hit an RBI double in the eighth inning and the surging Los Angeles Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 Tuesday night to take sole possession of first place in the NL West for the first time this season.
The Dodgers lead San Diego by a half-game. With their eighth win in 10 games, they're back in first for the first time since being tied on May 22. Eight of their previous nine victories were by one run, including three by scores of 1-0.
Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter and Los Angeles' Hiroki Kuroda dueled through seven scoreless innings.
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