That left two on with no outs, but when Jon Hay his a soft liner to shallow left, Descalso broke for third. Which was a very bad idea.
Carl Crawford, who has very good speed, easily tracked the ball down and threw to second to double up Ddscalso.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 0 (end of fourth):
Mark Ellis led off with a well hit ball into the right-center gap that still should have been caught. But center-fielder Jon Jay stopped tracking the ball at the last moment, apparently thinking right-fielder Carlos Beltran would catch it.
Hanley Ramirez then lined out to deep right, enabling Ellis to tag and take third. With the corners infielders playing in, Adrian Gonzalez looped a soft hit over first baseman Matt Adams that fell for a double to score Ellis.
Gonzalez took third when Andre Ethier bounced out to second and scored when Yasiel Puig tripled off the right-field bullpen.
For Puig, who was 0-for-11 with seven strikeouts in the series, it had to be great relief. He stood on third and bounded his hands together.
It was only the second of their 26 NLCS innings the Dodgers have scored.
Dodgers 0, Cardinals 0 (middle of fourth):
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Hyun-Jin Ryu still has his no-hitter going through four innings. He has walked one. He did receive some nice defensive help in the fourth when first baseman Adrian Gonzalez made a nice stab of a well hit bouncer by Matt Holliday.
He has now retired 11 consecutive Cardinals.
Dodgers 0, Cardinals 0 (end of third):
The Dodgers remain in their offensive slump in the early going. They've managed one hit through three innings after being retired in order in the third.
After three innings, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Adam Wainwright have each thrown 44 pitches.
Dodgers 0, Cardinals 0 (middle of third):
Another easy inning for Hyun-Jin Ryu, who retired the Cardinals in order. He's now retired eight consecutive and has yet to allow a hit.
By this time in his last start, he had given up four runs and was done for the night.
Dodgers 0, Cardinals 0 (end of second):
That was a pretty unimpressive inning for the Dodgers, who failed to hit the ball out of the infield.
Yasiel Puig was called out on strikes on a pitch he thought was low. Puig is now 0-for-11 in the NLCS with seven strikeouts.