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Cardinals again find a way to come back

St. Louis beat odds to get in the playoffs, then defied them again by beating Cliff Lee

Updated: October 4, 2011, 8:43 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Is there anything in life that's safer than handing Cliff Lee a four-run lead in a huge October baseball game?

"Sure," said his teammate, Hunter Pence. "Handing Cliff a six-run lead."

OK, good point. But it was "only" a four-run lead that the winningest team in baseball handed its resident Mr. October on Sunday night, in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. In the second inning, no less.

And if you've studied your Life and Times of Cliff Lee Handbook, ...

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