By beating the Dodgers four straight from July 15-18, 2010, the Cardinals completed their first four-game sweep of Los Angeles in 23 years.
On July 7 and July 8, 1987, the Cardinals took a pair of doubleheaders from the Dodgers at St. Louis. Three of the four wins were by a run.
Manager Whitey Herzog relied on a deep bullpen and the offense of first baseman Jack Clark to achieve the sweep.
The St. Louis starting pitchers in the series _ Ricky Horton, Lee Tunnell, 37-year-old Bob Forsch and Dave LaPoint _ weren’t a dominant group. Only Forsch pitched into the seventh inning.
Ken Dayley relieved in three of the four games and closer Todd Worrell appeared in two, pitching a total of 4.1 innings.
Clark, who burned the Dodgers in the 1985 National League Championship Series, was a force again. In the four games, he went 4-for-9 with 5 RBI and 8 walks.
The sweep of the Dodgers came amid a season-best nine-game winning streak and propelled the Cardinals to the pennant, their last under Herzog. It would be 17 years before they’d win another.