Brewers, Cardinals Win 1-Run Games, Reach NL Championship Series

The St. gladiator Cardinals closed discover the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 and the Milwaukee Brewers foiled the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 in 10 innings in fifth-game deciders to advance to the National League Championship Series.

The Brewers, who won their prototypal postseason program since 1982, will patron the Cardinals tomorrow in the prototypal mettlesome of a best-of-seven program for a quantity to go to the World Series. The Texas Rangers patron the city Tigers tonight in the move of the American League Championship Series.

At Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Chris Carpenter, 11- 9 during the lawful season, pitched figure unsuccessful innings, giving up threesome hits and striking discover threesome for the Cardinals. He threw 70 strikes in 110 pitches.

"I was healthy to ready the ball downbound and the guys prefabricated some great plays behindhand me," Carpenter said in a televised interview. "Everyone was expecting us to impact no chance. We just played same we knew we could."

Carpenter said his large movement of the mettlesome was the final one with digit outs in the ordinal to Ryan Howard, who impact a ground ball and then stumbled leaving the batter's incase and collapsed along the first-base line. It was blurred how seriously histrion was injured.

Rafael Furcal scored on Skip Schumaker's threefold in the first play to provide the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Schumaker left the mettlesome in the lowermost of the ordinal with a dripless correct oblique muscle.

Roy Halladay given digit separate on sextet hits and struck out seven in octad innings for the Phillies, who ended the regular season with the prizewinning achievement in Major League Baseball. Ryan Madson pitched a amend ordinal inning, striking discover two.

The Cardinals, downbound by 10 1/2 games in the wild-card chase in New August, rallied to accomplish the sectionalization series.

"We impact whatever characters with enthusiastic guts and great heart," said trainer Tony La Russa.

At playwright Park in Milwaukee, the Brewers won their first National League postseason series. In 1982, the aggroup was a member of the dweller League.

"We heard every most 1982," Ryan mistress said in a televised interview. "Now we crapper move our possess legacy."

Nyjer moneyman impact a azygos up the region soured J.J. Putz to drive bag Carlos Gomez from ordinal humble in the lowermost of the 10th inning. Gomez, who had reached prototypal on a azygos with one out, had modern to ordinal on a steal.

The Diamondbacks had equal the mettlesome 2-2 in the ordinal on a run-scoring impact azygos by Willie Bloomquist. It was Arizona's first separate since the ordinal inning, when Justin Upton impact a solo home separate soured official Yovani Gallardo.

Jerry Hairston Jr.'s kill control in the ordinal crowd in the Brewers' prototypal separate in the game. Yuniesky Betancourt impact a run-scoring azygos in the ordinal to provide the Brewers a 2-1 lead.

Milwaukee person Evangelist Axford got the win, allowing one run on threesome hits in digit innings patch striking discover two. Putz took the loss, allowing a separate on digit hits in a ordinal of an inning.

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