October 15, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay (19) and right fielder Shane Robinson (43) celebrate the 4-2 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game four of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Image Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

PostCards: NLCS Game 5 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers


The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Dodgers this afternoon in Game 5 of the NLCS.


For the Dodgers, they would need to win in order to stave off the threat of elimination. The Cardinals, however, would like to accomplish the same thing they did 28 years ago today and two years ago today: win the National League pennant…without the drama.

Joe Kelly (10‐5, 2.69; 0‐0, 3.00) takes the mound for the Cardinals against Zack Greinke (15‐4, 2.63; 0‐0, 2.25) this afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

The Cards have some history when it comes to Game 5′s of the NLCS: Thet are 4-6 all-time, including a 1-4 record on the road. In overall Game 5′s, the club is 14-17. Before losing last year to the San Francisco Giants, they had won 3 straight NLCS Game 5′s. The only NLCS Game 5 win on the road came in Houston when Albert Pujols crushed a home run to bring it back to Busch Stadium for a final postseason game.

On this date in Cardinals history, they clinched the National League pennant in 1985 and 2011 by defeating the Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers, respectively. Overall, the Cardinals are 2-5 in postseason play on October 16th. Let’s hope for a win this time around.

Cardinals Lineup:
Matt Carpenter 2B
Carlos Beltran RF
Matt Holliday LF
Matt Adams 1B
Yadier Molina C
Jon Jay CF
David Freese 3B
Pete Kozma SS
Joe Kelly P

Dodgers Lineup:
Carl Crawford LF
Mark Ellis 2B
Hanley Ramirez SS
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Andre Ethier CF
Yasiel Puig RF
Juan Uribe 3B
A.J. Ellis C
Zack Greinke P

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  • Daniel Solzman

    Almost game time.

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    Carp gets a leadoff single.

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    Greinke missed everything in four pitches to Beltran.

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    Bases loaded for Matt Adams. You have to like how today’s game is starting with no outs.

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    Adans strikes out but everything looked like it was outside.

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    Yadi GIDP with the bases loaded but Greinke is really struggling out there this afternoon

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    Kelly gets Hanley looking on a strikeout. Scoreless through one.

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    Cards go 1-2-3 in the second.

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    Dodgers take a 1-0 lead with 1 out in the 2nd inning.

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    Kelly gets out of a jam but the Dodgers have a 2-0 lead.

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    Beltran just missed a home run. RBI triple scores Carpenter!

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    Holliday with an RBI double that scores Beltran to tie the game at 2 runs a piece

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    We go to the bottom of the third tied at 2

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    AGon helps the Dodgers take a 3-2 lead with a home run. Cards follow with two deep balls to center in the top of the 4th but they are caught.

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    Dodgers lead 3-2 going into the middle of the 5th

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    Kelly gives up another home run. Dodgers 4-2

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    Dodgers still lead as Molina strikes out to end the inning. The Cards have got to start making contact and scoring more runs to clinch today. Otherwise, it is back to Busch for Game 6 and maybe 7.

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    Cards go down in order in the 7th

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    We head to the bottom of the 8th. Down 5-2.

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    Top of the ninth we go, down 6-2