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Dodgers Survive Epic Game against Cards

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This game was supposed to be an exhibition by St. Louis Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter to display his dominance over a completely overmatched Dodgers club.

But what was the name of the game? Let’s leave runners on base!

The Dodgers and Cardinals broke an NLDS record combining for 30 runners left on base. Three times the Dodgers had the bases loaded only to bring home one runner - and that was on a hit batsman. They ended up leaving 16 runners on base, but they still went on to beat the Cardinals 5-3 in game one of the National League Divisional Series.

“To me I felt we applied a lot of pressure,” Torre said, “but when you have the best teams in baseball out there their pitchers know how to get out of jams, and I’m happy to say that ours did too.”

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But Torre isn’t going to lose sleep over it.

“That really doesn’t concern me,” Torre continued. “All it tells me is we’re getting opportunities. And you certainly want to cash in on more, but you have to understand who you’re playing too.”