Dodgers finish off Cardinals
Los Angeles advances to NLCS for second consecutive year
ST LOUIS -- On this night the workhorse was a thoroughbred.
On this night the outcast was the leader of the pack.
Vicente Padilla, signed by the Dodgers to eat innings and fill gaps in the second half of the season, signed just weeks after the Texas Rangers had unceremoniously kicked him to the curb, pitched the game of his life on this night.
"It's the best we've seen him," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said in the postgame interview room. "In fact, it's the longest ...
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