Phillies Knocked Out of Playoffs

In astonishing defeat, the Philadelphia Phillies were knocked out of the playoffs Friday night as they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. The Phillies, who had the best record in baseball for the 2011 season, were defeated 1-0—with their star pitcher, Roy Halladay, letting up the only run in the whole game to the Cardinals in the first inning. The Cardinals will face the Milwaukee Brewers, who defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night. The underdog Diamondbacks had managed to force a Game 5, but in the end, they couldn’t overcome the Brewers, who captured their first postseason victory since 1982