The Los Angeles Dodgers have been quietly waiting in the Southland for their next opponent since clinching their series sweep in St. Louis against the Cardinals on Saturday evening. Huston Street opened the door for the Philadelphia Phillies to enter the NLCS on Monday night when he squandered a two-run ninth inning lead that could have extended the NLDS to a fifth game. Additionally, the teams would have had to travel to Philly for Game Five on Tuesday night, making it three games in three days and a near cross-country flight. They also would have had to travel back to Los Angeles on Thursday for the NLCS opener. But Street did blow the lead, and the series, and the Phillies got the gift of an extra day to rest up for a rematch of last yearÆs Senior Circuit championship with the Dodgers. ...
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