Cardinals and Dodgers have company

They shouldn't look back. The Phillies and Brewers are gaining on them.

Originally Published: September 14, 2012
By Molly Knight | ESPN The Magazine

LOS ANGELES -- Late Thursday afternoon, three hours before the first pitch of the biggest series of the Dodgers' season, Matt Kemp stood in the center of the Dodger Stadium locker room sweating through his blue undershirt, and guaranteed victory.

"We're winning this series," said Kemp, bobbing his head and flashing a smile. "And we're making the postseason for sure."

A hundred or so yards away in the visiting clubhouse, a more subdued but still jovial David Freese ...

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