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Old Friends Become First-Time Foes

The Game 5 showdown will be the first between Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay

Updated: October 7, 2011, 9:09 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- It isn't just a baseball game.

It's a game where lives will change and careers will be defined.

It's a game that will send one team home and leave the other heaving a gigantic sigh of relief.

It's Game 5 of the 2011 National League Division Series, on a spine-tingling Friday night in Philadelphia. It's Phillies versus Cardinals, Cy Young versus Cy Young, The Best Team in Baseball versus a wild-card team that keeps roaring back from the endangered-species ...

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