Dodgers send NLCS back to St. Louis with Game 5 win

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma throws to first as Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark...

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma throws to first as Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis tries to break up the double play during Game 5 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium Wednesday, October 16, 2013. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:47 PM ET

The Los Angeles Dodgers took the first step in their long comeback dream Wednesday afternoon.

In the St. Louis Cardinals camp, it brought thoughts of ‘Oh no, here we go again.’

Last year in the NLCS series against the San Francisco Giants, the Cardinals opened up a 3-1 lead and then watched it all slip away as the Giants stormed back to win the final three games and head off to the World Series. Following their 4-2 victory Tuesday to go up 3-1, the Cardinals vowed that this year would be different. The Dodgers weren’t buying into that thinking.

Backed by another solid outing from Matt Greinke and a burst of power at the plate, the Dodgers forced Game 6 in St. Louis with a 6-4 triumph.


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