Cinderella Teams Crash on the Way to the Ball

Whoops, wrong pumpkin!

The Brewers hung in for a while after the shaky start, but you're not going to win a home run derby with St. Louis. The score was 5-1, then 5-4, then 9-4, then 9-5 ... but then 10-5, 10-6, and finally 12-6.

Here's a fun stat:

"Cardinals starters pitched just 24.2 innings in the series and allowed 19 runs. The bullpen, of course, was brilliant, pitching 28.2 innings and allowing seven runs."

Off to the series. It could have used a Cinderella team, in my opinion. But it will probably be lively.