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St. Louis defeats Los Angeles to take 3-1 lead in NLCS
LOS ANGELES< California (USA) - St. Louis Cardinals was outhit 8-6, but won 4-2 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday-evening (October 15) to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. Game 5 will be played on Wednesday.

The Cardinals scored three runs in the third inning off of starter Ricky Nelasco. Daniel Descalso led off with a single, moved on a sacrifice bunt by pitcher Lance Lynn, then scored when Matt Carpenter followed with a double. After next batter Carlos Beltran grounded out, Matt Holliday homered to make it 3-0.

The Dodgers narrowed the deficit to 3-2 by scoring twice in the bottom of the fourth inning off of Lance Lynn. Adrian Gonzalez led off with a double and Andre Ethier walked, then Yasiel Puig singled to bring in Gonzalez. After a flyout, A.J. Ellis also singled in to make it 3-2, but then pinch-hitter Skip Schumaker grounded into a double play to end the inning.

St. Louis added an insurance run in the seventh inning. J.J. Howell became the third pitcher for the Dodgers and began with a strikeout. But he then gave up a homerun to pinch-hitter Shane Robinson to increase the lead to 4-2.

(October 15)

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