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2013 NLCS: Dodgers vs. Cardinals

The Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70), winners of the National League West, play the St. Louis Cardinals (97-65), winners of the National League Central, in the 2013 National League Championship Series. The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves in four games in the NLDS, and the Cardinals dispatched the Pittsburgh Pirates in five games in their NLDS.

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NLCS Game 4: Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2

The Dodgers were pushed to the brink of elimination on Tuesday night with a loss to the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium.

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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers 3, Cardinals 0

Hyun-jin Ryu starts pitched seven shutout innings, leading the Dodgers to a win over the Cardinals to pull within a game of evening the National League Championship Series.

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NLCS Game 2: Cardinals 1, Dodgers 0

Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers held the Cardinals to just two hits and one unearned run in Game 2 on Saturday at Busch Stadium. But that was enough for St. Louis to take a 2-0 series lead.

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NLCS Game 1: Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2 (13)

In a classic opening contest and the longest Game 1 in NLCS history, the Dodgers came up on the short end to Carlos Beltran and the Cardinals in St. Louis.

NLCS Game 3 notes: Lasorda, Maddon, Urias, pickoffs

Pregame notes heading into Game 3 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Cubs.

2013 NLCS stats: No offense for Dodgers

Runs were at a premium in the National League Championship Series. Until the last game, that is, at least for one team.

Puig's season ends on sour note

A look back at a tough night for must-watch Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, whose team was eliminated with an embarrassing 9-0 loss to the Cardinals in Game 6 of the NLCS.

Clayton Kershaw shelled, Dodgers season ends

St. Louis advances to the World Series, while the Dodgers' season ends after 172 games, in shocking fashion.

Hanley back in lineup

The Dodgers made a lineup change less than an hour before the start of Game 6 at Busch Stadium.

True Blue LA podcast: NLCS Game 6 preview

Jacob Burch and Eric Stephen look ahead to Friday night's game in St. Louis.

Talking NLCS on Phil Naessens Show

In my regular appearance on the show, we talk NLCS and the MLB playoffs.

No Hanley in Game 6

A hairline fracture of a left rib has the Dodgers shortstop out of the lineup for the second time in the series.

Kershaw vs. Wacha, round 2

The Dodgers are 4-9 all-time in Games 6 in the postseason, including 0-2 in the NLCS (1985, 1988). They hope Clayton Kershaw can change that on Friday night in St. Louis.

Kershaw has Dodgers confident heading to St. Louis

The Cardinals lead the NLCS and have beaten Clayton Kershaw in four straight starts, but that hasn't sapped the Dodgers' confidence one bit heading into Game 6 on Friday night in St. Louis.

Crawford, Gonzalez paying dividends for Dodgers

Crawford and Gonzalez have hit seven of the Dodgers' 11 home runs this postseason. They combined for three home runs in the Dodgers' 6-4 win over the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Zack Greinke, competitor

The Dodgers right-hander struggled early but continued his three-month run of consistently great pitching on Wednesday afternoon.

Dodgers 6, Cardinals 4: See you in St. Louis

Four home runs and great pitching by Zack Greinke gave the Dodgers a victory over the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS, to keep the Dodgers' season alive.

Hanley back in lineup in Game 5

Hanley Ramirez is back in the lineup at shortstop for the Dodgers in Game 5 against Cardinals starter Joe Kelly, who hit him in the ribs with a pitch in Game 1.

Greinke looks to extend Dodgers' season

The seven runs scored by the Dodgers are their fewest in the first four games of a postseason series since scoring two runs in the 1966 World Series.

Hanley Ramirez questionable for Game 5

The Dodgers face an uphill battle in the NLCS, and might be without their best hitter on Wednesday, as Hanley Ramirez continues to battle a hairline fracture of a left rib.

Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2: L.A. pushed to brink

A pair of home runs helped St. Louis to a win in Game 4 of the NLCS and a 3-1 series lead, pushing the Dodgers to within one loss of elimination.

Lance Lynn vs. Dodgers

The Dodgers try to get even on Tuesday night at home against Game 1 winner Lance Lynn.

Ricky Nolasco vs. Cardinals

Ricky Nolasco on Tuesday night will make his first start since Sept. 25, as he is on the moun for the Dodgers against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS.

NLCS Game 4 preview: In search of offense

Both Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier are back in the Dodgers' lineup for Game 4. Perhaps they can add some offense to an NLCS that has seen only nine total runs in three games.

Tommy Lasorda to throw first pitch in Game 4

Tuesday and Wednesday bring four MLB playoff games, including one afternoon game in both the NLCS and ALCS. Tommy Lasorda will throw out the first pitch before Game 4 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium.

True Blue LA podcast: NLCS Game 3 review

The Dodgers trail 2-1 in the series, which is much better than 2-0 or 3-0. Jacob Burch and Eric Stephen discuss the NLCS.

Torre, Davis mourn passing of umpire Wally Bell

Bell was an MLB umpire for 21 years, and worked 12 postseason series in his career, including the Cardinals-Pirates NLDS.

Hyun-jin Ryu huge in 'must-win' game for Dodgers

Hyun-jin Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings on Monday night in Game 3 of the NLCS, giving the Dodgers their first win of the series over the Cardinals.

Nolasco remains Game 4 starter 'right now'

The scheduled starters for Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday are Ricky Nolasco for the Dodgers and Lance Lynn for the Cardinals.

Gonzalez, Puig go 'Mickey Mouse' to club Cardinals

Gonzalez and Puig each drove in their first runs of the NLCS in Monday night's Game 3, and in front of their home fans they celebrated. Oh, the horror.

Dodgers 3, Cardinals 0: Ryu rebounds

Dodgers starting pitchers in the NLCS have allowed two earned runs in 21 innings.

NLCS Game 3 chat