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Dodgers using Scott Elbert in key spot is one for the birds
Dodgers using Scott Elbert in key spot is one for the birds

The richest sports payroll in history is now one loss from a second consecutive postseason elimination after trying to win a game with a $240-million question. Scott Elbert? In the seventh inning of a tie score in a tied division series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night at thunderous Busch Stadium, the Dodgers chose to place the most tense moment of their season on the shoulders of an injury-plagued, minor league veteran pitcher whose only major league appearances this season occurred during games with an average margin of six runs. Scott Elbert? Don Mattingly not only removed starter Hyun-Jin Ryu even though he had given up only one run on 94 pitches and wanted to keep...

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