Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14
WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis Cardinals had been here before. Last year, the Cardinals twice were one strike from elimination in the World Series and hung on to win Game 6, then won Game 7 the following night. They found themselves in the same position again Friday -- and once more got the same shocking results. Pete Kozma's two-run single with two outs capped a four-run rally in the top of the ninth inning as the Cardinals came back from a six-run deficit to stun the Washington Nationals 9-7 in the decisive Game 5 of their National League Division Series. The Cardinals won the series, three games to two, and advanced to the National League Championship Series against San Francisco. The best-of-seven series will begin Sunday at San Francisco. "They believe in themselves," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "You can't say enough about the experience they have had in the past, too, where they have had their back up against the wall and they realize that no matter what is being...
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