NLDS: Cardinals beat the platoon advantage

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Matt Adams’ three-run homer off Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday afternoon turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead that eventually sent the Cardinals through to the NLCS. The dinger was emblematic of the entire series: St. Louis’ left-handed hitters simply beat the Dodgers’ southpaws at the biggest times. Fourteen of the Cardinals’ 18 RBIs came from lefties facing lefties, including all eight in Games 2-4. That came as a stark contrast to the rest of the season, in which lefties-vs-lefties accounted for only 11% of Cardinals RBIs.

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