The best and worst moments of the 2010s for the St. Louis Cardinals

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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4), center left, and shortstop Paul DeJong (12), right, celebrate after hitting back-to-back home runs off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (24) in the ninth inning at Wrigley Field Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Chicago.
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5th Best: Cardinals sweep Cubs in Wrigley in late September 2019

In 2015, when the Cubs took care of the Redbirds in the NLDS, you could almost feel the tide turning in the NL Central as the North Side had the fun young guys that everybody was raving about.

Since that moment, it seemed the Cubs just had the Cardinals number in every aspect, even signing away Jason Heyward from St. Louis. The Cubs looked like they were building something very special behind the likes of Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javier Baez.

When the Cardinals looked to be on fire late in the 2019 season, they knew that the end of the year was going to be tough as seven of their last 10 games were against Chicago. When the Cardinals surprised everyone and swept the Cubs behind three comeback victories, the tide of the NL Central seemed to have turned back into St. Louis’s favor. Everyone felt it.

As Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong went back to back off of Kimbrel to take the lead, you could hear a pin drop in Wrigley. Nobody could believe it. It was the first sweep of the Cubs in Wrigley since 1921. A very impressive feat and a very important moment of the decade and hopefully this momentum rolls over into the next decade.

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