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Cardinals close in on return trip to World Series by beating Giants

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ST. LOUIS -- One more win and another bunch of wild-card Cardinals get their chance to repeat. Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and St. Louis roughed up Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in an 8-3 rout Thursday night that gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the NL Championship Series. The defending World Series champions can wrap up their second straight...