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Edmonds' HR Forces Game 7 vs. Astros

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Jim Edmonds circles the bases in triumph after his walk-off home run Wednesday (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The Cardinals stayed alive in their playoff series with Houston on Wednesday with a dramatic 6-4 win in extra innings.

The difference was a two-run homer by Jim Edmonds in the bottom of the 12th.

Game seven is tonight (Thursday) at 7 at Busch Stadium. A Cardinals win sends them to the World Series to face the Boston Red Sox. That would set up a rematch of the 1967 World Series, which the Redbirds won. A loss sends them home for the winter and sends the Astros to their first ever World Series, with pitcher Roger Clemens facing his former team.

Jeff Suppan will start for the Redbirds tonight. Clemens will pitch for the Astros.

Edmonds' shot was his second home run of the postseason. It was also the second game in the NLCS that ended with a round-tripper.

Houston's Jeff Bagwell tied the game at 4-4 with a two-out RBI single in the top of the ninth.

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