7:30 PM ET, October 9, 2004
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
LOS ANGELES -- Never has Lima Time meant so much or been this good.Jose Lima pitched a five-hitter Saturday night and the Los Angeles Dodgers staved off elimination in their first-round series by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0.
|Game 3 Breakdown|
Jose Lima. Pitching in the biggest game of his career, Lima was absolutely brilliant. He tossed a five-hit shutout against perhaps the best lineup in the majors.
When Green hit a one-out single in the second, it snapped a string of 18 straight Los Angeles batters retired by Morris, who set down the final 14 in a two-hit, 3-0 victory over the Dodgers on Sept. 3. ... Green is the first Los Angeles player to homer in consecutive postseason games since Kirk Gibson accomplished the feat in the fourth and fifth games of the 1988 NL Championship Series. ... Matheny singled in the fifth to extend his postseason hitting streak to 12 games -- the longest active postseason hitting streak. ... Cora was hit by pitches 18 times this season -- the most by a Dodgers player since they moved to Los Angeles in 1958.
|3rd||S Finley doubled to left, A Cora and B Mayne scored, J Lima to third.||0||2|
|4th||S Green homered to center.||0||3|
|6th||S Green homered to right.||0||4|
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|Stadium||Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA|
|Weather||70 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Chuck Meriwether, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Brian Onora|