Padres bullpen carries team past Cardinals, into NLDS matchup with Dodgers

SAN DIEGO — The most unique season in Major League Baseball history will continue with the Padres as part of it after their most improbable victory Friday night.Nine pitchers, starting with 36-year-old Craig Stammen and including 20-year-old Luis Patino before ending with borrowed closer Trevor Rosenthal, produced a gem of a game and the Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0, to win their best-of-three Wild Card Series at Petco Park.It was the second time in MLB history — and the first time in the postseason — a team used nine pitchers in a shutout victory.The Padres’ first postseason in 14…

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