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Kenley Jansen #74 and A.J. Ellis #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after the Dodgers defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 in Game Five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
After their monster win against the Cardinals in Game 5, the Dodgers are heading back to the Busch Stadium in St. Louis for another must-win ballgame. Ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw will take the mount. If that’s not enough, the Dodgers also have history on their side.
The Cardinals have blown a 3-1 lead in a postseason series four times and the last time that happened was in 2012 when they played against the San Francisco Giants. The Cards will send in rookie right-hander Michael Wacha, who bested Kershaw in Game 2.
A Dodgers win will set the stage for a decisive Game 7 tomorrow.
Kevin Baxter, LA Times sports writer who’s covering Game 6 between the Dodgers and the Cardinals in St. Louis. He tweets at @kbaxter11