Recalling details from the Dodgers' come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night, Manager Don Mattingly had to fight back tears.

There was Luis Cruz's two-out double that tied the score in the ninth inning and Juan Rivera's follow-up single that won it. But the play that made Mattingly particularly emotional was a play Matt Kemp made on defense in the top of that inning, on which he crashed into the center field wall, fell down, chased down the ball and threw out Yadier Molina at third base to prevent a triple.

"It really chokes me up," Mattingly said. "That's total not wanting to lose."