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Baseball season ends for LA as Dodgers eliminated

October 7, 2014
St. Louis Cardinals players celebrate after their 3-2 win over Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in St. Louis as Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, right, looks on. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

St. Louis Cardinals players celebrate after their 3-2 win over Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of baseball’s NL Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in St. Louis as Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, right, looks on. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (32) celebrates as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, front,  catch A.J. Ellis and umpire Eric Cooper watch his, three-run home run in the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (32) celebrates as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, front, catch A.J. Ellis and umpire Eric Cooper watch his, three-run home run in the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball’s NL Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

By Lee Kyutae

Never mind the Freeway World Series. Neither one of them could even find their way onto the freeway.

Just two days after the Los Angeles Angels were swept by the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series (ALDS), the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the St. Louis Cardinals in four games in the National League Division Series (NLDS).

For the second straight year, the Dodgers were eliminated by the Cardinals, who will be making fourth consecutive trip to the NL Championship Series.

The Dodgers sent out “the best pitcher in baseball,” Clayton Kershaw, twice in the series to no avail. Kershaw was tagged  in the seventh inning for the second straight outing, this time heartbroken by Matt Adams’ go-ahead, three-run home run to lose 3-2.

The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s road game, but it just wasn’t meant to be.

“The season ended and I was a big part of the reason why,” Kershaw said.

Kershaw will likely win his third NL Cy Young Award in four years, but his postseason record leaves a lot to be desired. He dropped to 1-5 with a 5.12 ERA in 11 postseason games, including four straight losses to the Cardinals.

The Dodgers haven’t been to the World Series since winning the title in 1988.

 

 

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