Dodgers Face Elimination After Cardinals Win Game 4 of NLCS

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Momentum is a one-game deal in the playoffs, and as high as the Dodgers were feeling Monday, they were as low after Tuesday.


Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Dodgers starter Ricky Nolasco in the Dodgers’ 4-2 loss in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday. (credit: Los Angeles Times)

The Dodgers fell, 4-2, to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, leaving them down three games to one and without their offensive leader.

Shortstop Hanley Ramirez tried to play for a second consecutive day with a broken rib, but this time the pain proved too great. He could not conceal the agony as he swung the bat. It was actually hard to watch.

Ramirez struck out in all three of his at-bats and was finally taken out of the game in the seventh. It’s not difficult to imagine he is done for the series.

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