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In St. Louis, the nice guys finish first

ST. LOUIS — The beer-cradling Cardinals fans should have been celebrating. Dustin Pedroia was trotting back to the dugout, called out when he clearly had been safe.

A few hesitant, half-hearted, half-guilty cheers rose in a cavernous sports bar. And then, in the shadow of Busch Stadium, the unthinkable occurred.

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