ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Shelby Miller escaped with just a bad scare. The St. Louis Cardinals rookie plans on being ready to go again in five days with a bruised right elbow.
"It feels good. I mean, it doesn't feel good but it's better than it could be," the rookie said after the Los Angeles Dodgers punished his replacements in a 13-4 victory on Wednesday night.
"It got me right in between two major bones on my elbow, so I lucked out there. I feel like I'm not going to be out too long. I'm planning on my making my next start."
Leadoff man Carl Crawford's line-drive double knocked out Miller, but X-rays were negative for the 22-year-old right-hander on what the team described as an elbow contusion. He's among the league leaders with a 2.89 ERA while going 11-7 in 22 starts.
Miller pivoted after the pitch to Crawford with his back to the plate, but couldn't get his arm out of the way of the liner that bounded into shallow left field for a double. The elbow was numb at first.
"You always think about the worst things when something like that happens, especially when you've got the trainer trying to get you to grip stuff," Miller said. "You're just in shock."
By Thursday, Miller thought he'd just be sore.
"We've all agreed, it's a good chance that I'm not going to miss any time," Miller said.
Andre Ethier and Skip Schumaker each had three hits and a season-best four RBIs and Crawford had a season-best four hits and a walk. The Dodgers had 18 hits to top their previous best by one, a night after the Cardinals ended their franchise-record 15-game road winning streak, and are 16-3 since the All-Star break.
Schumaker and Jerry Hairston Jr. had two RBIs apiece in a six-run second off Jake Westbrook, the scheduled starter Thursday working on three days' rest.
"When they go out there, they know they've shot their next start," manager Mike Matheny said. "He was determined to stay in there as long as he could.
Cardinals third-string catcher Rob Johnson got the last out in the ninth in his second career pitching appearance, striking out Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez.
Ricky Nolasco (8-9) opened with four scoreless innings before giving up three runs in the fifth, all of them unearned because of the pitcher's wild throw to first for a three-base error.
Rookie Michael Blazek worked out of a bases-loaded jam to finish a scoreless first before the Dodgers took off, sending 10 batters against Westbrook (7-7) in the second.
Carlos Martinez, among the Cardinals top pitching prospects, was recalled from Triple-A Memphis to make his first career start Thursday night against the Dodgers and Hyun-Jin Ryu. The 21-year-old right-hander is 4-2 with a 1.76 ERA in the minors and made his major league debut earlier this year out of the bullpen, with a 5.56 ERA in 11 1-3 innings over 10 appearances.
The 35-year-old Westbrook made his first regular-season relief appearance since April 19, 2004, when he worked seven perfect innings for Cleveland against Detroit. In 4 2-3 innings he gave up nine runs on 13 hits.
"You want to come in and do what you can and help the team out," Westbrook said. "Three days rest is sufficient for most people.
"The bottom line is I didn't do that."
A Star Wars-themed night that featured graphically-enhanced images of Cardinals players on the video board, and storm troopers at home plate for the exchange of lineup cards fell flat with Matheny, who said he'd never seen any movies in the series.
"We weren't a movie-going family," said Matheny, who recalled a childhood minus cable TV, too, and days spent playing football, baseball and Wiffleball.
Notes: The Dodgers' Matt Kemp was eligible to come off the DL Tuesday from a left ankle injury but manager Don Mattingly said he's not ready to sprint and make sudden stops and cuts. ... Holliday has grounded into a career-high 25 double plays, by far the most in the majors, and David Freese is among the leaders with 18 after getting victimized in the fourth. Former Cardinal Albert Pujols twice led the league, totaling 29 in 2011. ... Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig's attempt at a leaping catch in the stands was thwarted by a fan who gloved the ball on Matt Adams' long foul.
Flooding closed Interstate 44 at mile marker 172 near the city of Jerome early Wednesday morning. As of Wednesday night it was still closed, but MoDOT officials say it could reopen Thursday morning.
In addition, Missouri Route 63 is now closed in two locations - south of Vienna in Maries County and at Westphalia in Osage County - further complicating detour routes.
Motorists are encouraged to use U.S. 60, I-70 or U.S. 36 as alternate routes. This is especially important for commercial motor vehicle traffic approaching Missouri from other states.
Motorists traveling on Route 63 to destinations south of Vienna should take U.S. 50 to Route 28 to U.S. 63. Those traveling to areas north of Vienna should use Routes U and E to get around the closure.
National Weather Service predictions indicate water will overtake the lanes of U.S. 50 at Mount Sterling by mid-morning on Thursday, making travel in the area even more difficult.
“We don’t know for certain when flooded roadways will reopen or what additional flooding might occur,” said Travis Koestner, assistant district engineer of MoDOT’s Central District. “We appreciate motorists' patience as we monitor these roadways and ask motorists not to drive around barricades or attempt to drive through water.”
When the water recedes, MoDOT will inspect pavement and bridges for safety before opening highways for public use.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Powerball officials say there are three winning tickets in Wednesday night $448 million jackpot.
One ticket was sold in Minnesota and two in New Jersey.
The winning numbers are 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32.
Missouri Lottery officials report that one ticket sold in the state matched all five white balls, but not the powerball. That ticket is worth $1 million.
Two $1 million tickets were sold in Illinois.
An 82 year old Alton woman who's been missing since Monday morning has been found alive.
Madison County authorities say horseback riders found Shirley Plunk Wednesday evening. She and her minivan were stuck in the mud at the end of a dirt road in Mitchell, Illinois.
Plunk told police the van got stuck Monday afternoon. She got out, slipped in the mud and became stuck herself.
Plunk was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and reunited with her family.