The St. Louis Cardinals didn't just beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS Friday night--they destroyed them!
The Cardinals bats beat up on Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw early with four runs in the third. They would get five more in the fifth (final score 9-0), but Kershaw was pulled after getting tagged with three hits and another run in the fifth.
The star of the night was St. Louis pitcher Michael Wacha. The rookie from Texas A&M pitched seven masterful innings holding the Dodgers lineup to just two hits and a walk while striking out five. When combined with his 6 2/3 inning performance in Game 2 (5 hits, 1 walk, 8 Ks) it was enough to earn him the NLCS MVP award.
Should the Red Sox win they will head to the World Series a year after losing 93 games. If necessary Game 7 will be Sunday night.