Cardinals push Dodgers to the brink

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday hits a two-run home run against the Los Angeles...

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday hits a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Oct. 15, 2013. (ROBERT HANASHIRO/USA Today)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:51 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - Last year, the St. Louis Cardinals let a 3-1 lead against the San Francisco Giants slip through their fingers.

They find themselves in a similar position again.

It was the 25th anniversary of Kirk Gibson’s legendary pinch-hit homer in the 1988 World Series but there would be no miracle in the ninth inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers this night.

Thanks to a monster two-run shot to left field by Matt Holliday in the third inning, the Cardinals claimed Game 4 by a 4-2 margin over the Dodgers to move into a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.

Game 5 will go Wednesday afternoon with Zack Greinke on the mound for the Dodgers against the Cards’ Joe Kelly.

The Cards will be determined not to let their history repeat itself even though beating Greinke will be a tough act.


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