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10/02/2011 08:21 pm ET | Updated Dec 02, 2011

Phillies vs. Cardinals LIVE UPDATES: NLDS Game 2 In Philadelphia

It took a little longer than expected, but the Philadelphia Phillies exploded late in NLDS Game 1 to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-6. Manager Tony La Russa shook the starting rotation up for Game 2 and decided to throw out ace Chris Carpenter, who will pitch on three days rest for the first time in his career. Now we get the fantastic matchup of Cliff Lee vs. Chris Carpenter on Sunday night, and Justin Verlander vs. C.C. Sabathia in Game 2 of the Tigers-Yankees ALDS series on Monday night. Does it get any better than that?

Will Carpenter and the Cards be able to steal one in Philadelphia? Or will the Phillies take a stronghold on the series and head to St. Louis up 2-0? Scroll down for live updates!

10/03/2011 12:00 AM EDT

GAME OVER

Ruiz grounds out on the first pitch and the Cardinals have tied the series at 1.

10/03/2011 12:00 AM EDT

2 Outs

Polanco flies out to right. Phillies are down to their last out with Carlos Ruiz at the plate.

10/02/2011 11:59 PM EDT

3 Pitches

Motte gets Ibanez to strike out swinging. Easy three-pitch strikeout right there.

10/02/2011 11:55 PM EDT

Next UP

Next up for the Phils: Ibanez, Polanco and Ruiz.

10/02/2011 11:55 PM EDT

BIG K

Madson strikes out Adron Chambers to end the inning. Phillies need some magic in the bottom of the ninth.

10/02/2011 11:53 PM EDT

Strike Out/Throw Out

Madson gets Berkman to strike out swinging and Ruiz catches Pujols stealing in a hit-and-run attempt. Big 2 outs for Madson.

10/02/2011 11:48 PM EDT

Ryan Madson

Relief pitcher Ryan Madson is in to pitch the ninth inning. Pujols is up first and singles just past 3B Placido Polanco.

10/02/2011 11:45 PM EDT

It's Finally Over

The inning that is. The Cardinals finally get out of the inning after Shane Victorino flies out to center field.

10/02/2011 11:42 PM EDT

Longest Inning Ever

La Russa is making another change. Now he's up to 4 pitchers this inning. Now, Jason Motte is on the mound.

10/02/2011 11:41 PM EDT

BIG STRIKEOUT

Rhodes strikes out Ryan Howard with just three pitches. Big slider gets the big man swinging.