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Holy Molina: Cardinals clinch pennant

Molina hits a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-1 victory in Game 7 of the NLCS over the New York Mets.

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa smiles during his news conference before the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Mets' Oliver Perez pitches agianst the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning. (AP Photo/Andrew Gombert)

St. Louis Cardinals' Jeff Suppan pitches to New York Mets' Paul LoDuca in the first inning. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Second base umpire Jerry Layne, right, signals safe after New York Mets' Carlos Beltran, center, beat the tag from St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Ronnie Belliard for a double during the first inning. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Mets batter David Wright hits an RBI single in the first inning. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina heads to first after laying down a sacrifice bunt to score Jim Edmonds from third base during the second inning. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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