NLCS - Cardinals top Dodgers, advance to World Series

Michael Wacha got the best of Clayton Kershaw again Friday, tossing seven more shutout innings in Game 6 of the NLCS to lock up a World Series berth for the St. Louis Cardinals.


St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Trevor Rosenthal celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Trevor Rosenthal celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The St. Louis Cardinals run out of the dugout after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series

The St. Louis Cardinals run out of the dugout after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw holds his head down in the dugout after being taken out of the game during the fifth inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw holds his head down in the dugout after being taken out of the game during the fifth inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams celebrates after scoring during the fifth inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams celebrates after scoring during the fifth inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams slides safely past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis during the fifth inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams slides safely past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis during the fifth inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina reacts after Los Angeles Dodgers' Mark Ellis strikes out to end Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina reacts after Los Angeles Dodgers' Mark Ellis strikes out to end Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly looks around the dugout during the eighth inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly looks around the dugout during the eighth inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Cardinals rough up Kershaw, headed to World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks back to the dugout after the third inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals scored four runs in the inning. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals

Oct 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) walks back to the dugout after being relieved during the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game six of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mark Ellis walks away after striking out to end Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mark Ellis walks away after striking out to end Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw watches as St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese hits a single during the third inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Trevor Rosenthal celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Trevor Rosenthal celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The St. Louis Cardinals bench erupts after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series

The St. Louis Cardinals bench erupts after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese and Yadier Molina celebrate after both scored on a hit by Shane Robinson during the third inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese scores in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis during the third inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez celebrates after hitting a home run during the third inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez celebrates after hitting a home run during the third inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson reacts after getting St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran to strike out during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson reacts after getting St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran to strike out during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson throws during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson throws during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese grounds out during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese grounds out during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Carl Crawford rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers' Carl Crawford rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mark Ellis (14) tries to break up a double play as he gets tangled with St. Louis Cardinals' Pete Kozma (38) and Matt Carpenter (13) during the third inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. Matt Carpenter was out at first

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mark Ellis (14) tries to break up a double play as he gets tangled with St. Louis Cardinals' Pete Kozma (38) and Matt Carpenter (13) during the third inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. Matt Carpenter was out at first. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams hits a broken-bat single during the third inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams hits a broken-bat single during the third inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier watches a triple off the wall by St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran during the third inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier watches a triple off the wall by St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran during the third inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter catches a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Nick Punto during the second inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter catches a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Nick Punto during the second inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Zack Greinke runs to first after hitting an RBI single during the second inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers' Zack Greinke runs to first after hitting an RBI single during the second inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez scores from second past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina on a hit by Juan Uribe during the second inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez scores from second past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina on a hit by Juan Uribe during the second inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)