ST. LOUIS — For the second straight time, the lefty generally acknowledged as the best pitcher in baseball was no match for a team that’s made a habit of coming alive this time of the year.

Matt Adams’ drive sent Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers packing.

While celebrating a 3-2 victory in Game 4 on Tuesday that put the franchise in the NL Championship Series for the fourth straight year, St. Louis Cardinals teammates bathed in champagne said they’d counted on the burly first baseman nicknamed Big City.

“We were jumping around, hitting our heads in the dugout, going crazy,”

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