Furcal, Cards win in 12th over Ramirez, Dodgers
July 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rafael Furcal singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and St. Louis Cardinals dampened the Dodgers debut of Hanley Ramirez, beating Los Angeles 3-2 Wednesday night. Ramirez tripled on the first pitch he saw with his new team. The three-time All-Star infielder, acquired late Tuesday night from Miami, went 2 for 4 with a walk. He drove in a run and scored once. Lance Berkman, who left a day earlier with a bruised right knee after being hit by a pitch, drew a one-out walk as a pinch hitter in the St. Louis 12th from Jamey Wright (4-3). Matt Carpenter singled with two outs and Furcal drove home pinch runner Joe Kelly.