Cardinals beat Dodgers, move on to World Series

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams slides past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis to...

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams slides past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis to score during Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium Friday, October 18, 2013. (Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:02 AM ET

There would be no sour grapes for the Cardinals this series, just the sweet taste of champagne.

Unable to close out a 3-1 advantage in last year’s NLCS gutting against the San Francisco Giants, the Cardinals didn’t make the same mistake this time.

The curse was lifted Friday night as, on a chilly evening at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals went marching to the 19th World Series in franchise history by laying a 9-0 pounding on the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the best-of-seven series in six games.

They will play the winner of the Boston-Detroit series, with the opening game of the World Series set for next Wednesday in the American League city.


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