ST. LOUIS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Michael Wacha and four relievers combined on a five-hit shutout Saturday and St. Louis grabbed a 2-0 NLCS lead with a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Wacha (1-0), who pitched a near-no-hitter in Game 4 of the National League Division Series against Pittsburgh, scattered five hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings, walking one and striking out eight.
Kevin Siegrist, Randy Choate and Carlos Martinez combined for 1 1/3 shutout relief innings and Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth for his first save of the series as the Cardinals shut down the injury-depleted Dodgers line-up.
Kershaw (0-1) allowed just the one unearned run over two hits over six innings, yielding one walk and striking out five.
Los Angeles will host Monday's Game 3.