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Fat Strat wrote: But, Pujols HR against Lidge is also special. We still lost that series. It won us a game, but didn't matter much in the scheme of things.

So, awesome day Carp, Furcal, Yadi, Skip, RallySquirrel. But, it's not enough. Make the World Series. Then it will be truly special.
Eh, I dunno about that. To each his own and all, but that Pujols HR is the best single baseball event I've seen in my life. I wouldn't trade anything for it. All this stuff is arbitrary, so things have as much importance each person gives them. I might feel differently as a player, but as a fan I don't see it as any less significant than winning a world series.

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http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/131375558.html
Black Friday?

Frank Fitzpatrick, ace historian of local sporting masochism, instantly picked up on Friday night's game being the anniversary of maybe the darkest day in the Phillies postseason history - and, more to the point, the Phillies thumbed their nose at that history Friday night.

Oct. 7, 1977, was Black Friday, the day the Phillies led the Dodgers in Game 3 of a tied NL Championship Series, 5-3, with two outs and no runners on base in the ninth inning. That was before Vic Davalillo's drag bunt (with two strikes!) and Manny Mota's double off Greg Luzinski's glove started a rally that gave the Dodgers a 6-5 win and, ultimately, the series. That glove was usually replaced by Jerry Martin, but not that day. Manager Danny Ozark didn't feel the need for his usual defensive substitution.

Fitzpatrick, who celebrated his 28th birthday on Black Friday, was appalled that the Phillies picked this of all days to have Luzinski of all people throw out the first pitch.

"Are they trying to jinx themselves?'' Fitzpatrick asked when he heard The Bull was the pick for Game 5. "They want to run him out there with the whole city nervous? Why not resurrect Danny Ozark if you want to ensure bad October karma?"

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Pujol's 2005 NLCS gave a Cardinals crowd, with me included, a last final goodbye to Busch Stadium. Which I still think was far cooler than Busch III. We left Game 2 of that NLCS not knowing if it would be the last, no one was teary eyed, no one would know when Busch would hold its last. Pujol's homerun, Eck's hit, Edmond's walk, and Izzy's save all helped to form one of the greatest single comeback games in postseason history. It gave Busch the goodbye it deserved, and for that, that homerun will always be above and beyond special.

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Tonight Carp reminded us he is the money you could be saving with Geico:

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St. Louis 1, Philadelphia 0
WP: C. Carpenter (1-0)
LP: R. Halladay (1-1)
Cardinals win series 3-2


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Carpenter outduels Halladay, Cardinals edge Phils
By ROB MAADDI, AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chris Carpenter 's teammates clutched champagne bottles and eagerly waited for him to enter the clubhouse before popping the cork.

The ultimate ace, it turned out, belonged to the St. Louis Cardinals. So there's no way Carpenter wasn't going to be in the middle of this celebration.

Carpenter tossed a three-hitter to outpitch old pal Roy Halladay in a duel for the ages and St. Louis edged the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Friday night in the deciding Game 5 of their NL playoff series.

"That's Carp in a nutshell for you. That's just what he does, and who he is," Cards outfielder Jon Jay said. "No one in here is surprised at what he did out there. We owe it to him tonight. He was just doing everything right. We just had to make sure we caught the ball behind him."

The wild-card Cardinals scored in the first inning when Rafael Furcal led off with a triple and Skip Schumaker followed with a double.

And that was it.

Heavily favored Philadelphia, which featured four accomplished aces in baseball's best rotation, never broke through against Carpenter. Ryan Howard grounded out to end the game and hurt his leg coming out of the batter's box - he limped a couple of steps and crumpled to the ground as St. Louis started to celebrate.

Howard has a left Achilles' injury and won't know more about the severity of it until he has an MRI.

"Actually, I don't know what to say," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "I just got through talking to our team, and basically when I look at it, we played 162 games, and definitely we had the best record in baseball."

"I know that we're capable of going farther in the playoffs. Our goal was to get to the World Series. It's been that way for two years now," he said.

The Cardinals needed a monumental collapse by Atlanta in the final month and major help from the 102-win Phillies just to reach the playoffs. Now they're heading to Milwaukee for the NL championship series starting Sunday following a stunning upset in which they beat three of Philadelphia's four aces: Halladay, Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt .

"This is a nonstop feeling in there for them, and I all I can tell them, at this point, is let's go keep it going," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said.

Three of the majors' four opening-round matchups went to a deciding Game 5, and all of them were pitching-rich thrillers. Detroit held off the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday night, and Milwaukee beat Arizona in 10 innings earlier Friday.

Then, the showdown between Carpenter and Halladay topped them all.

" Roy Halladay is, at this time, probably the best pitcher in the game and we were able to go out and jump ahead, which was huge," Carpenter said.

"It was some kind of fun. He's a great friend of mine, and like I said, he did a great job tonight also."

To some, the Phillies seemed destined for the World Series because of their big arms. But in a city where the collapse of 1964 is still never too far from memory, and in a town that has endured more than its share of heartbreaks, jinxes and bad luck, a sure thing is never a sure thing.

Trailing two games to one, the Cardinals began their comeback with a win in Game 4. That night in St. Louis, a squirrel scampered across home plate as Schumaker batted in the middle innings - if the Cardinals keep winning, their fans will certainly go nuts, thanks to their "Rally Squirrel."

Coincidentally, a squirrel was caught at Citizens Bank Park before Game 5. Not a good omen, apparently, for the Phillies.

"This is the best feeling in the world for a lot of these guys, and it's something that we just can't describe it," slugger Albert Pujols said. "It's hard not to celebrate now, but this is just the start, and we know it's only going to get tougher from here."

Carpenter was over 100 pitches when he took the mound in the ninth. He retired Chase Utley on a fly to the warning track in center and got Hunter Pence on a grounder.

Howard was next, and Carpenter got the big slugger to end a most improbable series win.

Catcher Yadier Molina threw his mask toward the mound, Carpenter turned to the left of first looking for someone to celebrate with before his teammates finally got there, led by Pujols. The congregation settled at second base, as just off to the right, while Howard was carried off the field and into his dugout.

Howard took a called third strike with the tying run on second base to end the Phillies' season last year in the NLCS against San Francisco.

The expectations for Philadelphia were even higher this year after Lee returned. The loss meant the teams with the top two records and payrolls in the majors - the Phillies and Yankees - were gone in the first round, even while holding home-field advantage.

"We had a great team this year. We had a great opportunity," Pence said. "When you have a team like this, it's definitely disappointing to not come through."

Carpenter walked none and struck out three in the matchup of Cy Young Award winners who were longtime teammates in Toronto. The aces had already agreed to take a fishing trip together after this season.

Halladay was outstanding, too, but his year is over. Tagged by the first two batters, he allowed six hits overall, striking out seven in eight innings.

It wasn't good enough, and now the Phillies will certainly be considered a disappointment in their own town after failing to win a World Series in an all-or-nothing season. The Phillies cruised to their fifth straight NL East title and were hoping to add to the crown to the one they won in 2008.

But nothing less than a second World Series championship in four years was going to be acceptable this season. Everyone from management to players to fans expected the Phillies to win it all.

A sellout crowd that stood and screamed from the first pitch held their heads in disbelief and silently walked out without even booing.

"It's hard to have it end like that," Halladay said. "It won't sit well this winter."

The pesky Cardinals looked nothing like an underdog. They were the best team in the NL down the stretch.

St. Louis trailed the Braves by 10 1/2 games on Aug. 25, but went 23-8 the rest of the way and earned a wild-card berth after Game 162 when Philadelphia completed a three-game sweep in Atlanta.

The Cardinals scored three runs off Halladay in the first inning of the series opener on Lance Berkman 's three-run homer. They got to him again quickly in this one.

Furcal lined a triple to the gap in right-center. He did the same off Lee in Game 2, but was stranded that day.

Not this time.

Schumaker then lined a double to right to put the Cardinals up 1-0, stunning a crowd that expected Halladay to be lights-out.

One run wouldn't seem enough against a lineup that features seven regulars who've been All-Stars. But nearly everyone except Utley, Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino struggled.

Fans in the parking lot before the game talked about trying to unnerve Carpenter the way they famously did to Burt Hooton in Game 3 of the 1977 NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at old Veterans Stadium.

They made plenty of noise and waved their white-and-red rally towels

Carpenter never flinched.

After Victorino lined a one-out double in the second, Carpenter retired Raul Ibanez on a foul pop and Placido Polanco on a grounder.

The Phillies had runners on first and third with two outs in the fourth, but Ibanez flied out to the warning track in right.

Carpenter allowed a one-out single to Utley in the sixth, but Molina threw him out trying to steal second. Carpenter pumped his fist and hollered at Molina, who became the first catcher to nail Utley stealing this season. Utley had been 14 for 14 and 56 for 58, dating to 2009.

Furcal made an outstanding play to rob Ruiz of a hit in the eighth, diving to his left on a grounder up the middle and throwing out the slow-footed catcher.

This "dream matchup," as La Russa called it, lived up to the hype. Halladay and Carpenter grew up together with the Blue Jays, have remained best buddies and often vacation together.

NOTES: Pujols, who will be a free agent after the season, will play at least a few more games in St. Louis. ... Cole Hamels , the Phillies' fourth ace, won Game 3. ... Schumaker left the game in the fourth because of right oblique tightness. ... This was the 220th straight sellout in Philadelphia, including postseason play.
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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto, left, reacts after Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley was thrown out at second base on the steal attempt during the sixth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay reacts in the dugout during the eighth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Philadelphia. The Cardinals won 1-0. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (11) can't make the catch for the out on St. Louis Cardinals' Chris Carpenter (29) on the bunt by Rafael Furcal during the eighth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina reacts as he walks to the dugout after the eighth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday watches his fly out to left field with the bases loaded, to end the top of the eighth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Fans cheer Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay after he got out of a bases loaded situation in the eighth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto, left, reacts after Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley was thrown out at second base on the steal attempt during the sixth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter smiles after getting Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard out on a fly to right field during the seventh inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) talks with Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay (34) before facing St. Louis Cardinals' Nick Punto during the seventh inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto, left, reacts after Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley was thrown out at second base on the steal attempt during the sixth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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St. Louis Cardinals' Rafael Furcal, center, reacts after getting safely to third on his triple during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool)

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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto, left, reacts after Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley was thrown out at second base on the steal attempt during the sixth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, left, misses a tipped ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Chris Carpenter during the fifth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Philadelphia. Ruiz got Carpenter out at first base for a double play. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols takes his gloves off after he struck out swinging during the third inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay wipes his face during the fourth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley (26) is out at second base as St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal can't make the throw to first on the ball hit by Shane Victorino during the fourth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins talks with home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom about his ground out during the third inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay walks off the field after the second inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto (8) makes the catch as first baseman Albert Pujols (5) gets out of the way on the fly ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies Placido Polanco during the second inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter throws a pitch during the second inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter throws a pitch during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool)

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter throws a pitch during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool)

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Vice President Joe Biden, right, and his wife Dr. Jill Biden applaud during the second inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco (27) can't make the tag as St. Louis Cardinals' Rafael Furcal (15) slides safe at third on his triple during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay throws the ball during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco catches a foul ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool)

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay throws the ball during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay throws the ball during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool)

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Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco (27) makes the tag on St. Louis Cardinals' Skip Schumaker who is out at third base on the fielder's choice during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool)

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Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco (27) can't make the tag as St. Louis Cardinals' Rafael Furcal (15) is safe at third on his triple during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool)

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay wipes his face during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay throws the ball during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay talks with home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay throws the ball during the first inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa walks with a bat during warm ups before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols fields a ball during warm ups before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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St. Louis Cardinals first base coach Dave McKay, right, throws a ball before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is seen during warm ups before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, left, greets Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, left, greets Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, left, greets Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, left, greets Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, left, and Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel talk before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel looks over his shoulder during batting practice before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt walks behind a squirrel on the field before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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A Philadelphia Phillies grounds keeper chases a squirrel on the field before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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The Philadelphia Phillies take batting practice before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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A Philadelphia Phillies grounds keeper chases a squirrel before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies grounds keeper Soule Sidibe holds a squirrel he caught before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies grounds keeper Soule Sidibe places a squirrel he caught in a trash can before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Members of the Philadelphia Phillies warm up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels warms up before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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AP 2011-10-07-St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Octavio Dotel(notes), left, reacts with relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski(notes) in the clubhouse after their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Philadelphia.

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AP 2011-10-07-St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Daniel Descalso(notes), left, starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, second baseman Nick Punto(notes), catcher Yadier Molina(notes), and first baseman Albert Pujols(notes), react after their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Yadier Molina(notes), Albert Pujols(notes) #5, Chris Carpenter #29 and Nick Punto(notes) #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after they won 1-0 againt the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: A general view of Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitching against Chase Utley(notes) #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Howard(notes) #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies stumbles as he runs out of the box on his ground out for the final out of the game as they lost 1-0 against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-EDITOR'S NOTE: LANGUAGE ON FLASK CONTAINS PROFANITY - A Philadelphia Phillies fan reacts after the 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after the Cardinals won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter (C) #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with his teammates after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Howard(notes) #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies walks back to the dugout after he flied out in the bottom of the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter (C) #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with his teammates after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-A Philadelphia Phillies fan reacts after the 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Adam Wainwright(notes) and Mitchell Boggs(notes) #41 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate in the locker room after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Howard(notes) #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies stumbles as he runs out of the box on his ground out for the final out of the game as they lost 1-0 against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Madson(notes) #46 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Howard(notes) #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies stumbles as he runs out of the box on his ground out for the final out of the game as they lost 1-0 against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Howard(notes) #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies stumbles as he runs out of the box on his ground out for the final out of the game as they lost 1-0 against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa (10) is seen in the clubhouse after their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after the Cardinals won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after the Cardinals won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after the Cardinals won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after the Cards won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter (C) #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the locker room with his teammates after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter (C) #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the locker room with his teammates after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-The St. Louis Cardinals react after their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Matt Holliday(notes) #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the locker room with teammates after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Matt Holliday(notes) #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the locker room with teammates after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-Philadelphia Phillies fans react after the 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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AP 2011-10-07-St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal(notes) (15) reacts as he runs off the field after baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. Cardinals won 1-0.

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AP 2011-10-07-Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard(notes), center, is helped off the field after being injured while making the last out during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series with the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Philadelphia. Cardinals won 1-0.

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AP 2011-10-07-St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Octavio Dotel(notes), left, reacts with relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski(notes) in the clubhouse after their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Manager Tony LaRussa of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the locker room after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Nick Punto(notes) #8, Chris Carpenter #29 and Octavio Dotel(notes) #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate with a fake squirrel in the locker room after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Catcher Yadier Molina(notes) #4 and Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals embrace on the field as they celebrate their 1-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Catcher Yadier Molina(notes) #4 and Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals embrace on the field as they celebrate their 1-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals loses his jersey as he celebrates with teammates after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Octavio Dotel(notes) #28 and Albert Pujols(notes) #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate in the locker room after the Cardinals won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Chris Carpenter #29, Octavio Dotel(notes) #28 and Albert Pujols(notes) #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate in the locker room after the Cardinals won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, left, reacts with Rafael Furcal(notes), and Albert Pujols(notes), right, in the clubhouse after their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the locker room after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the locker room after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals is handed a fake squirrel in the locker room by teammate Octavio Dotel(notes) #28 after the Cards won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Nick Punto(notes) #8, Chris Carpenter #29 and Octavio Dotel(notes) #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate with a fake squirrel in the locker room after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after the Cards won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, center, reacts in the clubhouse with after their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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AP 2011-10-07 St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, right, reacts with relief pitcher Jason Motte(notes) in the clubhouse with after their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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AP 2011-10-07-St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, right, in the clubhouse with after their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 (C) and Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals celerbate with teammates in the locker room after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals kisses a fake squirrel as he celerbates with teammates in the locker room after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 (C) and Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals celerbate with teammates in the locker room after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard(notes), center, is helped off the field after being injured while making the last out during the ninth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. Cardinals won 1-0.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Howard(notes) #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies is assisted off of the field after he was hurt on the last play of the game as the Phillies lost 1-0 against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Howard(notes) #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies is tended to after he was hurt on the last play of the game as the Phillies lost 1-0 against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Howard(notes) #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies is assisted off of the field after he was hurt on the last play of the game as the Phillies lost 1-0 against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-The St. Louis Cardinals bench reacts at the end of the ninth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia. Cardinals won 1-0.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Carlos Ruiz(notes) #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on from the dugout dejected after they lost 1-0 against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter (C) #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals is surrounded by his teammates as they celebrate their 1-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Chris Carpenter #29, Nick Punto(notes) #8 and Albert Pujols(notes) #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after they won 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after final out of the Cardinals 1-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after final out of the Cardinals 1-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Yadier Molina(notes), Albert Pujols(notes) #5, Chris Carpenter #29 and Nick Punto(notes) #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after they won 1-0 againt the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Albert Pujols(notes) #5 and Chris Carpenter #29 (C) of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate with their teammates after they won 1-0 againt the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Yadier Molina(notes), Albert Pujols(notes) #5, Chris Carpenter #29 and Nick Punto(notes) #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after they won 1-0 againt the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Yadier Molina(notes), Albert Pujols(notes) #5, Chris Carpenter #29 and Nick Punto(notes) #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after they won 1-0 againt the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-The St. Louis Cardinals react after winning with a score of 1-0, baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins(notes) (11) can't make the catch for the out on St. Louis Cardinals' Chris Carpenter (29) on the bunt by Rafael Furcal(notes) during the eighth inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after he caught a line drive hit by Jimmy Rollins(notes) #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies for the final out in the bottom of the eighth inning during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after he caught a line drive hit by Jimmy Rollins(notes) #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies for the final out in the bottom of the eighth inning during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Raul Ibanez(notes) #29 of the Philadelphia Phillies catches a fly ball hit by Matt Holliday(notes) #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals for the final out in the top of the eighth inning during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Former Philadelphia Phillies player Greg "the Bull" Luzinski greets the Phillie Phanatic mascot for the Phillies after he threw out the ceremonial first pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Former Philadelphia Phillies player Greg "the Bull" Luzinski throws out the ceremonial first pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Former Philadelphia Phillies player Greg "the Bull" Luzinski acknowledges the fans before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Former Philadelphia Phillies player Greg "the Bull" Luzinski acknowledges the fans before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Albert Pujols(notes) #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals stands for the performance of "God Bless America" during the seventh inning stretch against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Howard(notes) #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies walks back to the dugout after he flied out in the bottom of the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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AP 2011-10-07-Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz(notes) (51) talks with Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay(notes) (34) before facing St. Louis Cardinals' Nick Punto(notes) during the seventh inning of baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chase Utley(notes) #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a single in the bottom of the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Roy Halladay(notes) #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on as he pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chase Utley(notes) #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies is caught attempting to steal second base in the bottom of the sixth inning against Nick Punto(notes) #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chase Utley(notes) #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies is caught attempting to steal second base in the bottom of the sixth inning against Nick Punto(notes) #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chase Utley(notes) #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies is caught attempting to steal second base in the bottom of the sixth inning against Nick Punto(notes) #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chase Utley(notes) #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies is caught attempting to steal second base in the bottom of the sixth inning against Nick Punto(notes) #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chase Utley(notes) #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies is caught attempting to steal second base in the bottom of the sixth inning against Nick Punto(notes) #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chase Utley(notes) #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a single in the bottom of the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals bunts into a double play in the top of the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Skip Schumaker(notes) #55 of the St. Louis Cardinals is tagged out attempting to advance to third base in the top of the first inning against the Placido Polanco(notes) #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Slocum-Pool/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals gestures after he hit a triple in the top of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Slocum-Pool/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals gestures after he hit a triple in the top of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Slocum-Pool/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Shane Victorino(notes) #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a single in the bottom of the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chase Utley(notes) #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies is fordced out at second base by Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals on a fielder's choice hit by Hunter Pence(notes) #3 of the Phillies in the bottom of the fourth inning during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: A fan of the Philadelphia Phillies holds up a sign which reads "Phils in 5 would be Phine" against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Fans cheer and wave towels as Roy Halladay(notes) #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets set to throw a pitch in the top of the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: David Freese(notes) #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts as he walks back to the dugout after he struck out in the top of the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Matt Holliday(notes) #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals is twisted up as he bats in the top of the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Manager Charlie Manuel of the Philadelphia Phillies walks back to the dugout against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Matt Holliday(notes) #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after he struck out in the top of the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chase Utley(notes) #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies is fordced out at second base by Rafael Furcal(notes) #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals on a fielder's choice hit by Hunter Pence(notes) #3 of the Phillies in the bottom of the fourth inning during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Albert Pujols(notes) #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after he struck out in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Roy Halladay(notes) #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill watch the Philadelphia Phillies host the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Roy Halladay(notes) #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies greets a teammate as he gets set to pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Slocum-Pool/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill watch the Philadelphia Phillies host the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Roy Halladay(notes) #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 07: Roy Halladay(notes) #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Chris Carpenter is the third pitcher in MLB history to throw a 1-0 shutout in a series clinching game.
Being shut out is uncommon for the Phillies as they were held scoreless in just seven games during the regular season. Carpenter registered an 84 on the Bill James Game Score scale which is tied for the second-highest Game Score in a winner-take-all game. His teams are now 9-2 in his 11 career postseason starts.
Source: ESPN.com Oct 8 - 8:34 AM

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I like this:
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And this is hilarious.

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Watching a recap of it on ESPN, and I can't help but laugh at Carp's chuckle after Howard hit the 3-0 easy fly to Berkman.

That was easily the greatest playoff game I have ever seen in my lifetime. Amazing.

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Philadelphia Enquirer wrote:For some 25 minutes after the final out, Roy Halladay sat facing his locker. He was still dressed in his full uniform because there was no postgame workout to divert his attention. He had made his final start, threw 126 high-stress pitches and dazzled, only to lose. Chris Carpenter outdueled his close friend in the first 1-0 shutout in a decisive Game 5 or 7 since 1991.

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Cronos wrote: That was easily the greatest playoff game I have ever seen in my lifetime. Amazing.
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^^ Gets my vote. ^^

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