Carpenter Pitches Cards to 2-1 Lead Over Nats

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Carpenter Pitches Cards to 2-1 Lead Over Nats
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Chris Carpenter was every bit the postseason ace he's been in the past for the St. Louis Cardinals. Taking the mound for only the fourth time in 2012, missing a rib after surgery to cure numbness on his right side, the 37-year-old Carpenter pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning, rookie Pete Kozma delivered a three-run homer, and the defending champion Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series...

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