LOS ANGELES — Jon Jay hit a go-ahead double during a three-run 12th inning as the Cardinals split a four-game series with the Dodgers, beating them 5-2 Sunday and regaining sole possession of the second NL wild-card spot.
John Ely walked Matt Carpenter leading off, and Jay drove him in from second with a line drive into the rightfield corner on 0-and-2. Jay scored on Allen Craig's infield hit up the middle, and Yadier Molina walked with the bases loaded.
Both teams have 15 games left to settle the wild-card situation. The Dodgers embark on a nine-game road trip against East-leading Washington, Central-leading Cincinnati and San Diego before ending the regular season with a six-game homestand against Colorado and West-leading San Francisco. The Cardinals' next nine games are against the Astros and Cubs, who are a combined 81 games under .500.