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Cardinals Swept by Dodgers

Posted on: October 14, 2009

The Los Angeles Dodgers swept the St. Louis Cardinals and became the first team to advance to the National League Championship Series. Vicente Padilla pitched 7-shutout innings and Manny Ramirez had 3 hits, good for 2 rbi’s, in Saturday’s 5-1 win over the Cardinals. The Dodgers scored all 5 of their runs with two outs. Meanwhile, St. Louis was only able to muster 6 runs in the whole series.  The Cardinals big sluggers, Matt Holliday and Albert Pujols, were held in check, going a combined 5-22 in the series with only 2 rbi’s. In game one on Wednesday, Chris Carpenter wasn’t his usual self for the Cardinals. He allowed 9 hits and gave up 4 runs in only 5 innings. The Dodgers won that game by a score of 5-3. In game two on Thursday, the Cardinals wasted a great start by Adam Wainwright by blowing a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning. Matt Holliday dropped what would have been the last out of the game and a tied series going back to St. Louis. But, he dropped it. Ryan Franklin couldn’t close the door after the error and pinch-hitter Mark Loretta eventually won it with a bloop single over shortstop Brendan Ryan. The Cardinals now face the obstacle of re-signing Holliday and several other important pieces of the NL Central division champs. The Dodgers advance to the National League Championship Series where they will face the winner of the Rockies-Phillies series.

Jonathan Broxton and Manny Ramirez celebrate after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals

Jonathan Broxton and Manny Ramirez celebrate after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals.

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1 Response to "Cardinals Swept by Dodgers"

matt, nice job on both MLB articles. Please get my approval first before you write.

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