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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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For the fourth time in the past decade, the St. Louis Cardinals are on top of the National League. A 9-0 beatdown in Game 6 of the NLCS Friday night sealed yet another trip to the Fall Classic.

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.

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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.

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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:

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