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Cardinals' winning rally escalates quickly and Clayton Kershaw can't stop it
Cardinals' winning rally escalates quickly and Clayton Kershaw can't stop it

The devastation began slowly, painfully, a nick here, a crack there, a bleeder, a blink, the quickening of a heartbeat. Is this really happening? This is Clayton Kershaw. How could this be happening? The devastation then finished quickly, suffocatingly, boom, pause, stunned silence, boom, lead lost, Cy crushed, season gasping. Yes, this was really happening. Yes, in about 20 sweltering minutes early Friday evening, the two-time Cy Young Award winner blew a five-run lead, the richest payroll in baseball blew a seemingly certain win, and raucous Dodger Stadium flat melted. "There are no words you can use right now," said a somber A.J. Ellis. This was a speechless defeat...

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