It All Goes Wrong for Dodgers, as Cardinals Clinch With 9-0 Win

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Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw delivers a pitch during the first inning of Game 6 of the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals. (credit: Los Angeles Times)

The Dodgers could have imagined a lot of scenarios for their Game 6 Friday night and never come up with the one that actually unfolded.

Not in the wildest dreams or darkest nightmares. Clayton Kershaw almost melting. Their defense unable to make a play. Their hitting less than rumor.

There will be no 25th anniversary return to the World Series for the Dodgers, not after they were embarrassed 9-0 by the Cardinals at Busch Stadium to clinch the National League Championship Series.

The Cardinals did more little things, made less mistakes, were more clutch at the plate and out-pitched the Dodgers. And whether you believe the Dodgers have the more talented roster, it was clear by the time the series was over,they were not the better team.

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