There is nothing quite like a game 7 in a series. One single game in a winner take all contest to see who moves on and who goes home. This is the kind of drama that every American sports fan loves to see. After 162 regular season games (161 in the case of the Cardinals) and the first round divisional play-offs then 6 games of the League Championship Series it will come down to the final 27 outs to decide who will represent the National League in the World Series. This would be equivalent to two runners in a marathon who go stride for stride through the race. The first runner stakes an early lead and cruises through the race while the other struggles and barely reaches the final leg. But when that final leg of the race begins, it is the struggling runner who finds his pace while the seemingly invincible runner struggles with aches, pains and minor injuries.

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