Matt Holliday homered and doubled with three RBIs, and Lance Lynn won his third straight start for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Kolten Wong had two hits and scored on both of Holliday's RBI hits for the Cardinals against the team they beat in the NLCS last fall.
They have won six of eight and remained a game behind the Brewers for the NL Central lead.
A.J. Ellis had an RBI double for the Dodgers, battling the Giants for the NL West lead.
They remained offensively challenged coming out of the All-Star break, totaling 10 runs the last six games.
Holliday's seventh homer, estimated at 435 feet to straightaway center, came off Dan Haren (8-7).