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Dodgers vs. Cardinals: How the NL division series opponents match up
Dodgers vs. Cardinals: How the NL division series opponents match up

The Dodgers have a big advantage on offense and with a rotation topped by the best pitcher in baseball, who will be available to start twice in the five-game series if needed. Add in a deeper, more versatile bench and a bullpen that finally began to hit stride in September and the West winners look like the better team. The Cardinals rotation will keep these games close, though, and given the Dodgers' shaky defense that could help St. Louis, which has won 33 one-run games. Prediction: Dodgers in five Here's a look at how the teams match up, from lineups, to rotations, bullpens and benches: CARDINALS LINEUP POS., PLAYER | AVG. | HR | RBIs | COMMENT 3B Matt Carpenter |...

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