Cardinals are overwhelmed by Dodgers' home run power play and Bobby Miller's fastball.

Los Angeles— On Friday, the Cardinals and Dodgers returned to basics without the fanfare of opening day.

Good old-fashioned pitching with new-wave velocity rules.

Second-year Dodgers right-hander recorded career-high 11 strikeouts and was flawless through three innings. 

After Miller left, the Cardinals rallied, but not enough to catch Los Angeles. 

All six Dodgers runs came from homers in a 6-3 win at Dodger Stadium.

Mookie Betts homered against Cardinals starter Zack Thompson to start the game. 

Teoscar Hernandez blasted two home runs against the lefty, and the Cardinals were down six runs after four home runs when they rallied in 2024. 

Dodgers No. 9 hitter Miguel Rojas added the seventh-inning last one.

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