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Cardinals Crush Dodgers To Reach Fourth World Series In 10 Years

St. Louis will face either Boston or Detroit for the championship.

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The only scoring the Cardinals would need came in the third inning, when Carlos Beltran laced an RBI single to right. The Cardinals' pitching staff took care of the rest.


A historic second-half run was ultimately for naught, as the offense couldn't keep up with St. Louis' bats on a night that prospective Cy Young-winner Clayton Kershaw (four innings, seven earned runs) was downright human.

And for new St. Louis manager Mike Matheny, it's a pennant in his second season as skipper.

The skipper and his trophy.



The skipper and his trophy.

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Here's how the final out went down, causing a massive and well-earned St. Louis celebration: