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Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork. Zach Orr Jersey .com) - Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals knocked around Clayton Kershaw in another postseason stunner. Carpenters four RBI included a three-run double in an eight-run seventh inning and the Cardinals held on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-9 on Friday to open their NL Division Series. Kershaw and Adam Wainwright squared off in the first postseason game in 45 years to feature two 20-win starters with sub-2.40 ERAs. But what was supposed to be a pitchers duel between two staff aces turned into a slugfest, and Kershaw saw the worst of it. The presumptive NL Cy Young Award winner retired 16 batters in a row between Randal Grichuks one-out homer in the first inning and Carpenters two-out blast in the sixth, and his team had a 6-1 lead after scoring six runs off Wainwright in 4 1/3 innings. But the first four Cardinals batters hit singles in the seventh, starting a deluge that didnt end until Kershaw was on the bench, presumably wondering how the NL Central champions got the best of him again. Last year, Kershaw gave up seven runs in four innings in the decisive Game 6 of the NL Championship Series, which the Cardinals won 9-0 to reach the World Series for the third time in eight years. He was the first pitcher in major-league history to give up seven runs or more in back-to-back postseason starts. I feel terrible. Its an awful feeling to let your teammates down, said Kershaw. They were playing great, got a bunch of runs for me and I couldnt hold it. The Dodgers brought the go-ahead run to the plate twice in the ninth inning against Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal but scored just once and stranded the tying run at third base when Yasiel Puig struck out. Game 2 of the best-of-five series is Saturday in Los Angeles. Weve been through a lot, said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. I dont think we have to defend ourselves as a team. Well be ready tomorrow. It was a loss tonight. Its gotta be put behind us. Kershaws pitching line was stunning: eight runs and eight hits, but also 10 strikeouts and no walks in 6 2/3 innings. Also a strong candidate for NL MVP, Kershaw (0-1) had won his last seven starts. Matt Holliday added a three-run homer in the seventh inning for the Cardinals, who clinched their second straight division title on the final day of the season. A.J. Ellis had four hits for the NL West-champion Dodgers, including a two-run homer off Wainwright. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer off Randy Choate in the eighth to get the Dodgers with two. Tempers flared in the third inning after Wainwright hit Puig in the arm. The next batter, Gonzalez, jawed with catcher Yadier Molina, causing the benches and bullpens to clear, though no punches were thrown. The bad blood dates to Game 1 of the NLCS last year when Dodgers star Hanley Ramirez was hit in the side, and was bolstered by several bean-ball incidents this season. Matt Adams hit the fourth straight single for the Cardinals in the seventh, knocking in the first run. Jon Jay added a one-out RBI single and Carpenter fouled off five pitches before stroking his double off the right-center field wall, changing the tone of the game. They got a couple guys on base and they gained confidence really fast, said Kershaw. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny explained the rally as his players taking a simpler approach against Kershaw and not trying to do too much. And then you just hope someone comes up with a big hit, he said. Holliday hit his 13th career postseason home run off Baez, drawing a pained look from Kershaw in the dugout as the Cardinals turned a 6-2 deficit into a 10-6 lead. After Puig drew a one-out walk off Carlos Martinez in the eighth, Gonzalez hit a 1-1 slider to right-center to get the Dodgers within two run and Dee Gordon had an RBI groundout in the ninth. The Dodgers scored after Puig was hit in the third, sparking a two-run rally. The two-out runs came on Ramirezs single and Carl Crawfords ground-rule double. Puig and Matt Kemp added RBI singles in a two-run fourth and Ellis chased Wainwright with his homer to left in the fifth, which made it 6-1. Game Notes Kershaw eight) and Wainwright (six) gave up the same number of runs in this game that they allowed in each of their five unbeaten September starts ... Kershaw was asked about a comment made on the TV broadcast that he might be tipping his pitches to Cardinals players when he works out of the stretch. I think thats discrediting their team when you start thinking about that, Kershaw responded. Thats just a cop out ...Grichuk, a rookie outfielder, had just three homers in 116 plate appearances during the regular season ... Marco Gonzales (1-0) threw a perfect sixth for the win ... The Cardinals went 5-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded just one runner. The Dodgers were 4-for-11, leaving 11 men on base. C.J. Mosley Youth Jersey . So he and his Toronto FC teammates say they will have no problem getting up for their Amway Canadian Championship final against rival Montreal Impact, even if the result doesnt count toward Major League Soccer standings. Eric Weddle Womens Jersey . "If we only consider this season," Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said, "there is just one club in Manchester -- and its ours. http://www.cheapravensshoponline.com/Youth-Timmy-Jernigan-Ravens-Jersey/ . And on Sunday against the Houston Astros they were pleased to see his work finally pay off with his first win since May 24.DOVER, Del. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. can pick up his pursuit of Matt Kenseth from out front. Earnhardt showed a rare burst of top qualifying speed, turning a track-record lap of 161.849 mph to win the pole Friday at Dover International Speedway. Earnhardt won his second pole of the season, the first time he has multiple poles since 2002. Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers filled the top four spots and eight of the top 12. Kenseth, the points leader and winner of the first two Chase races, joins Earnhardt on the front row. Ryan Newman is third and Carl Edwards fourth. Earnhardts run marked the 17th time this season drivers have set qualifying records in the new Gen-6 car. Earnhardt is in 11th place in the 13-driver field. Hes not out of it, but certainly not a legitimate championship contender. He needs a hot streak in the No. 88 Chevrolet -- and for Kenseth and the rest of field to considerably cool. With that option pretty much a long shot, Earnhardt is determined to win at least one race this season. "Id be really disappointed if we dont win a race this season, because I think were a better team than we were last year," he said. "We came close so many times. Wed just like to go out there and get some trophies." No driver has been able to wrest the trophies -- or a lobster -- away from Kenseth. His series-high seven wins, including Chase victories at Chicagoland and New Hampshire, have made Kenseth the favourite to win a second Cup championship. Even Kenseth cant explain his roll since he joined Joe Gibbs Racing. "I dont think Ive ever been on one quite like this," he said. "Ive been enjoying it. You never know what its going to end." Earnhardt and Kenseth will try and keep the rest of the Chase field behind them. Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson starts eighth, Kurt Busch is ninth, Joey Logano 11th, KKevin Harvick 12th, Kyle Busch 14th, Jeff Gordon 16th, Greg Biffle 19th, Kasey Kahne 20th, and Clint Bowyer starts 23rd. Dennis Pitta Jersey. Bowyer got the news he wanted since the Richmond scandal when sponsor 5-Hour Energy decided to stick with embattled Michael Waltrip Racing through the 2014 season. Martin Truex Jr., his MWR teammate, is still waiting to find out where hell drive next season. Truex faces an uncertain future after NAPA Auto Parts yanked its sponsorship at the end of the season in the aftermath of MWRs decision to manipulate the outcome of the Sept. 9 race at Richmond. Furniture Row Racing is in the mix for Truex after losing Kurt Busch to Stewart-Haas Racing. General manager Joe Garone said the organization had expressed interest in the veteran driver. "We just need to be patient and see how things shake out," Garone said. Truex, who found out he likely wont need surgery on his broken right wrist, is antsy for a resolution. "Its a lot more complicated because of time," he said. "Theres no, well, wait a few weeks and talk to these people and see what theyre thinking. There is no slow-planning anything. Its, now, now, now. I need answers so I can make decisions. Thats the most difficult thing, putting people in positions where theyve got to make decisions theyre not sure about. I imagine when something happens, it will happen quick." NASCARs credibility was called into question after Richmond, and chairman Brian France ordered drivers to give 100 per cent in new rules prohibiting the artificial altering of events. Drivers have poked fun at the "100 per cent" edict the last two weeks. Asked if the track was simply quick for his qualifying run, Newman laughed and said, "No, I just tried harder." One hundred per cent? "Actually, I was 118 per cent that time," he said. 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