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It's all too familiar for Dodgers in 3-0 loss to Cardinals
It's all too familiar for Dodgers in 3-0 loss to Cardinals

The names might change but the pain remains. If you saw the Dodgers and Cardinals match up in the postseason and hadn’t seen them since, you might not have recognized the two teams Friday that met for the first time this season. Of the nine players the Dodgers started, only two -- Adrian Gonzalez and A.J. Ellis -- were in the playoff opener against St. Louis. The Cardinals started five different players. The results were very similar, though, the Cardinals downing the Dodgers, 3-0, at Busch Stadium behind a strong outing by former Angel John Lackey in the first meeting between the two teams that began the day with the best records in the National League. The Dodgers went rather...

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