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The Cardinals will face either the Giants or Mets in the NLCS. AP
Cards overpower Braves, complete three-game sweep
The Cardinals struck early and often against the defending National League champs and the result was another disappointing October for the Atlanta Braves. Fernando Vina opened the game with a home run and red-hot Jim Edmonds added a two-run shot in the third inning as the Redbirds completed an improbable three-game sweep of the Braves in their Division Series 7-1. The Cardinals await the Mets-Giants winner.
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Postseason history: Braves | Cardinals
||Game 2: Cardinals clobber Braves again|
St. Louis roughed up Tom Glavine for seven runs in 2 1/3 innings en route to a 10-4 victory.
||McGwire homers in 1st playoff at-bat since 1992|
Mark McGwire has seen limited action as a pinch-hitter because of tendinitis in his right knee.
||Clark goes from enemy to hero in St. Louis|
St. Louis fans used to boo Will Clark. Now they can't get enough of their newest hero.
||Game 1: Cardinals rip Maddux early in ugly 7-5 win|
St. Louis scored six in the first and survived Rick Ankiel's five wild pitches to win 7-5.