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10/07/05 7:54 PM ET

2-0 a strong hand for Cards

Up 2-0 OK for Cards
Holding a two-game lead heading into Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Padres, the Cardinals have history on their side. In six previous postseason series in which the Cards held a 2-0 advantage, the Redbirds came out the victor in five of the series, with their only setback coming in the 1985 World Series.
Game 3 result
Series result
2004 NLCSHouston L, 5-3 W, 4-3
NLDS Los Angeles L,4-0 W, 3-1
2003 NLDS Arizona W, 6-3 W, 3-0
2000 NLCS Atlanta W, 7-1 W,3-0
1996 NLDS San Diego W, 7-5 W, 3-0
1985 World SeriesKansas City L, 6-1L, 4-3

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