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Dodgers stay alive in Game 5

Vintage Zack Greinke didn't show up for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but no matter -- Adrian Gonzalez & Co. finally got to the St. Louis Cardinals' pitchers, tagging them for four home runs in a season-saving 6-4 win. Now the National League Championship Series heads back to St. Louis, where the Cardinals -- haunted by memories of last season's collapse from a 3-1 NLCS lead and the notion of facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 -- need one more win. Will they get it?

  • How will the NLCS be decided? (Cardinals lead 3-2)

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  • Which team will win NLCS Game 6 in St. Louis? (Cardinals lead 3-2)

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  • How much will last season's NLCS collapse affect the Cardinals mentally the rest of the series?

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  • Which team has the better pitching staff?

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  • Which team has the better lineup?

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  • Will we see a no-hitter this postseason?

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  • What type of baseball game do you prefer?

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  • How much is Hanley Ramirez's injury hurting the Dodgers?

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Yasiel Puig hit a triple on Monday night, but he reacted as if it were a home run. He was about a foot short of being right, and had to hustle to make it to third base. Puig is ridiculously fast, so he was able to start celebrating even before stepping on third. Does this sound like something that would annoy you? If so, thanks for reading our blog, Carlos Beltran! The Cardinals outfielder called out Puig after the game, saying that he ''doesn't know [how to act]'' as a player. Dodgers fans probably aren't complaining all that much about Puig breaking out of his slump, but that might only be because he was safe.

Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:

What do you think? Leave your comments below.


Puig's celebration?

Puig plays with a lot of emotion, which occasionally rubs some of baseball's more traditional players the wrong way.

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Do you have a problem with Yasiel Puig celebrating during his triple in Game 3 of the NLCS?

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Dodgers stay alive in Game 5

Vintage Zack Greinke didn't show up for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but no matter -- Adrian Gonzalez & Co. finally got to the St. Louis Cardinals' pitchers, tagging them for four home runs in a season-saving 6-4 win. Now the National League Championship Series heads back to St. Louis, where the Cardinals -- haunted by memories of last season's collapse from a 3-1 NLCS lead and the notion of facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 -- need one more win. Will they get it?

  • How will the NLCS be decided? (Cardinals lead 3-2)

    •  
      36%
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      22%
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      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 119,232)

  • Which team will win NLCS Game 6 in St. Louis? (Cardinals lead 3-2)

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      62%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 49,202)

  • How much will last season's NLCS collapse affect the Cardinals mentally the rest of the series?

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      18%
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      43%
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      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 14,455)

  • Which team has the better pitching staff?

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      46%
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      54%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,836)

  • Which team has the better lineup?

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      50%
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      50%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,523)

  • Will we see a no-hitter this postseason?

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      15%
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      85%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,374)

  • What type of baseball game do you prefer?

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      35%
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      65%

    Discuss (Total votes: 65,139)

  • How much is Hanley Ramirez's injury hurting the Dodgers?

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      60%
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      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 13,359)

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AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Dodgers stay alive in Game 5

Vintage Zack Greinke didn't show up for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but no matter -- Adrian Gonzalez & Co. finally got to the St. Louis Cardinals' pitchers, tagging them for four home runs in a season-saving 6-4 win. Now the National League Championship Series heads back to St. Louis, where the Cardinals -- haunted by memories of last season's collapse from a 3-1 NLCS lead and the notion of facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 -- need one more win. Will they get it?

  • How will the NLCS be decided? (Cardinals lead 3-2)

    •  
      36%
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      22%
    •  
      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 119,232)

  • Which team will win NLCS Game 6 in St. Louis? (Cardinals lead 3-2)

    •  
      62%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 49,202)

  • How much will last season's NLCS collapse affect the Cardinals mentally the rest of the series?

    •  
      18%
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      43%
    •  
      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 14,455)

  • Which team has the better pitching staff?

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      46%
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      54%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,836)

  • Which team has the better lineup?

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      50%
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      50%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,523)

  • Will we see a no-hitter this postseason?

    •  
      15%
    •  
      85%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,374)

  • What type of baseball game do you prefer?

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      35%
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      65%

    Discuss (Total votes: 65,139)

  • How much is Hanley Ramirez's injury hurting the Dodgers?

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      60%
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      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 13,359)

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Cardinals take 1-0 NLCS lead

It took 13 innings and 13 total pitchers, but Game 1 of the NLCS is finally in the books. Carlos Beltran drove in all three of the Cardinals' runs with a two-run double in the third and the game-winning RBI single in the 13th. The new Mr. October got it done on defense, too. Beltran threw out Mark Ellis at the plate on a fly ball to shallow right field in the 10th to keep the score even at 2-2. Which team will win Game 2? Which will take the series?

Which team will win Game 2 of the NLCS?

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  • Should Mark Ellis have been called out in the play at the plate in the top of the 10th inning in Game 1 of the Cardinals-Dodgers NLCS?

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  • Hanley Ramirez was intentionally walked in the 10th and 12th innings. Is Ramirez the Dodgers' most dangerous hitter?

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  • Who should worry the Dodgers most at the plate?

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  • The Cardinals sent seven pitchers to the plate in Game 1 of the NLCS and Dodgers sent six. Which team has the better pitching staff?

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