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6 key moments from Tuesday's Cardinals-Dodgers NLCS Game 4

After a wild Game 3 Dodgers win that saw a clutch pitching performance from Ryu, stylish triple-ing by Puig and Mickey Mouse references -- L.A. looked poised to take Game 4 at home. But the Cardinals had other ideas. Let's go to the GIFs:

The Cards were feeling loose pregame: 

Cards pitchers, loose

And so was Matt Holliday's swing. After taking a 1-0 lead on a Matt Carpenter double in the fourth, the Cards left fielder followed with a two-run bomb to put his team up three:

Holliday HR

Then in the bottom half of the inning, Yasiel Puig shrugged off a near HBP and singled in the Dodgers first run:

Puig, single

A.J. Ellis followed with another hit to make it 3-2:

Ellis, single

But solid St. Louis defense and pitching halted any more L.A. rallies over the next two innings. And Shane Robinson, who hit just two homers during the regular season, added some big-fly insurance in the top of the seventh:

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Nick Punto got Dodger Stadium back into the game with a double in the bottom half of the frame, but was immediately erased on a pick-off:

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Closer Trevor Rosenthal came on in the ninth to close out the 4-2 victory and give the Redbirds a 3-1 series lead:

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We'll see you all for Game 5 tomorrow evening.