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The Cardinals scored early, they scored often, and they won Game 6 of the NLCS 12-6 to eliminate the Brewers and advance to the Fall Classic.
Zack Greinke either had one of the best or most disappointing seasons in baseball this year depending on where you get your statistics, and he's on the mound for the Brewers in Game 5.
In Thursday's Game 4, Randy Wolf worked seven sparkling innings, and the Brewers tied the Cardinals in the best-of-seven at two games apiece.
The Cardinals put up a four-spot against Yovani Gallardo in the bottom of the first and then held on the rest of the way to take a 2-1 series lead over the Brewers.
Monday night, the Cardinals pounded the Brewers into submission and evened the NLCS 1-1. Let's pull out the magnifying glass, shall we?
Albert Pujols powered the Cardinals to an early lead, a big lead, then an even bigger lead, as St. Louis clobbered the Milwaukee Brewers, 12-3.
The Brewers got home runs from Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder and Yuniesky Betancourt as they outscored the Cardinals 9-6 in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Everything you want to know about this showdown between the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals, provided you don't actually want to know that much.
The 2011 National League Championship Series is set after two thrilling Game 5s on Friday night. The Milwaukee Brewers used a 10th inning single by Nyjer Morgan to down the Arizona Diamondbacks and take the series with a 3-2 win. In the nightcap, the St. Louis Cardinals rode the arm of Chris Carpenter, escaping Philadelphia with a 1-0 win over the Phillies to advance to the NLCS.
The Brewers and Cardinals have the day off on Saturday before getting right back to work on Sunday in Game 1 of the NLCS. Milwaukee has the hosting duties, with the first pitch set for 4:05 p.m.
Here's the full schedule for the 2011 NLCS. The Milwaukee Brewers have home-field advantage, and will host the first, second, sixth and seventh games of the series.