Hanley Ramirez doubles to tie things up in NLDS Game 3 vs. Cardinals

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The Dodgers have drawn even in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Cardinals.

After Matt Carpenter hit a solo homer in the third inning to give St. Louis an early 1-0 lead, Hanley Ramirez doubled home Yasiel Puig in the top of the sixth to tie things up.

Puig had struck out in seven straight plate appearances — one shy of tying the postseason record — before he tripled into the right field corner to begin the sixth. John Lackey responded by getting Adrian Gonzalez to fly out to shallow left field and then struck out Matt Kemp swinging, but Ramirez doubled to right field to get Puig home. The Dodgers were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position tonight before Ramirez’s hit.

Lackey struck out Carl Crawford swinging to avoid any further damage, but it’s a 1-1 game as we go into the bottom of the sixth at Busch Stadium.

Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.

The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.

Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.

It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).

Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.

Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).