ST. Raymond Felton Jersey . LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals acquired John Lackey for a moment just like this. The right-hander will try to give the Cardinals the upper hand in their National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, as the set shifts to Busch Stadium for Game 3. Lackey was acquired from the Boston Red Sox at the non-waiver trade deadline and struggled a bit, going 3-3 with a 4.30 ERA in 10 starts. After dealing with a tired arm, Lackey did end the year strong, allowing just three earned runs over his final two starts, spanning 14 1/3 innings. He does bring an impressive postseason resume with him, one that has two World Series titles on it, including one last year that saw him win the deciding game for the Red Sox against the Cardinals. Im at the point of my career where being in the postseason and having the opportunity to win championships is definitely the most important thing, Lackey said. I take pride in trying to pitch well at this time of year, and Ive been fortunate to be on some good teams that had that opportunity. Lackey has pitched in 19 postseason games (16 starts) and is 6-5 with a 3.03 ERA. We were very happy to bring him into our club, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. We had a real good idea what we were going to get -- a veteran presence, a guy who knows what hes doing, knows how to go about and use his stuff, and just another starter to be ... in a leadership role and a voice for the rest of our staff. And hes been all of the above. Hes come out and pitched well, hes competed and kept us in games, and hes a gamer. Hes a competitor. Hes a guy that we like to watch compete, especially on this kind of stage. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will hand the ball to lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, who hasnt pitched since Sept. 12 because of a couple of injuries. The Korean hurler has battled back problems, not to mention a shoulder issue that was addressed with a cortisone shot. When he takes the hill on Monday it will be only his fourth start since Aug. 13. Overall, I feel really good, Ryu said through an interpreter. Compared to the last time I had this injury, I actually took the mound a few more times. I tried to make sure I didnt do too much or too little. I feel very confident right now. My arm feels really good. My shoulder feels really strong. And I have a pretty good feeling Ill be able to put in a good game tomorrow. Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly stated that Dan Haren, who has already been named the Game 4 starter, would be the first pitcher out of the bullpen should Ryu get injured again. Im thinking that theres very little, almost zero percent chance that the injury is going to come back tomorrow, Ryu said. Im not even thinking about it. I dont think its good for my psyche to think that way. I threw a few bullpen sessions and I went 100 percent, I felt great in all those sessions, I dont foresee a reason why I would feel anything tomorrow. When healthy, Ryu was solid, going 14-7 with a 3.38 ERA in 26 starts. Still, he was limited to only 152 innings this season. After St. Louis roughed up probable NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, Los Angeles evened the series on Saturday, as Matt Kemps leadoff blast in the bottom of the eighth lifted the Dodgers to a 3-2 win. Like Bostons Carlton Fisk in the 1975 World Series, Kemp pleaded with the ball while it was in the air, calling for it to stay fair, then celebrated around first base when it complied. St. Louis had tied the game in its half of the eighth on a two-run home run from Matt Carpenter, who was the hero of the Cards Game 1 win with four RBI. To face Kershaw and Greinke and get a split, thats what we were after, said Carpenter. Carpenter is 4-for-8 in the series with two homers, two doubles and six RBIs. He is now tied with Carlos Beltran (2013) and Daniel Descalso (2012) for the third-most RBI in an NLDS in Cardinals history. TSNs Game Notes: * The Cardinals Matt Carpenter is 4-8 with 4 extra-base hits and 6 RBI in the series (the rest of the team is 11-59 with 3 XBH, 6 RBI). * John Lackey has a 1.93 ERA in 11 career appearances (10 starts) against the Dodgers, his 2nd-lowest ERA against any team hes faced more than once. * Hyun-Jin Ryu opposes Lackey for the Dodgers. He allowed 3 hits in 7 scoreless IP against the Cardinals in Game 3 of last years NLCS. Los Angeles took four of the seven regular season matchups between these clubs this season. St. Louis and Los Angeles have met four times in the playoffs (1985, 2004, 2009, 2013) and the Dodgers won only one series, sweeping the Cards in three games in the 2009 Division Series. Los Angeles was 0-3 at Busch Stadium in last years playoffs, shut out twice. The Dodgers scored two runs and totaled 16 hits in 31 innings with no homers. Jerami Grant Jersey . 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The Serb completed a back-to-back sweep of titles at the China Open in Beijing and the Shanghai Masters for the second straight year. Hes now captured seven titles overall in China -- the most hes won in any country. Djokovic had to overcome a strong challenge from del Potro, who fended off two match points late in the third set, but couldnt put any pressure on Djokovics serve down the stretch and appeared to fade in the tiebreaker. "Hes a big fighter. All the way up to the last point, I dont know if Im going to win the match," Djokovic said. "His forehand is one of the best in the game, one of the best Ive ever played against. Its a huge weapon and once its on, its very dangerous." For Djokovic, the title has added significance coming just days after he relinquished his top ranking to Rafael Nadal, who lost to del Potro in the semifinals. He cant retake the top spot this week, but Djokovic has been focused on finishing the year strongly to stay within striking distance. "Considering the rankings, I put myself in a better position right now with back to back wins," the six-time Grand Slam winner said. "But the fact that if I would win, I would put myself in a better position, did not affect my motivation. My motivation is there always, especially when Im playing finals of such a big event." It was a tough loss for del Potro, who was trying to win his maiden Masters title at his third attempt. He was coming off a title last week at the Japan Open in Tokyo, and he got his first win over Nadal in four years in the semifinals in Shanghai. Del Potro overpowered Nadal so completely in that match, the Spaniard later said: "Very few times I played against a player with a level like today." Del Potro served notice, however, that hes fully fit and confident again after a wrist injury nearly derailed his career after his breakthrough win at the 2009 U.S. Open. Hes bacck up to the No. Patrick Patterson Jersey. 5 ranking -- his highest in three years -- and has beaten Djokovic, Nadal and Andy Murray this year. He also scored one of the biggest wins of his career over Djokovic at the London Olympics last year, where he beat the Serb in the bronze medal match. "I think Im playing even better than many years ago," he said. "I got good things on my career this year. I couldnt win a Grand Slam like I did in 2009, but I reach finals in the 1000 (level) Masters. I already win three tournaments. I beat the top guys, which is fantastic for me." The match looked like it might be a runaway win for Djokovic early on as he raced out to a 5-0 lead in the first set by dictating play with precise groundstrokes and keeping a sluggish del Potro on the defensive. But the momentum shifted in the second set when del Potro began connecting on his serve and cracking the same forehand winners he used to sweep Nadal off the court in straight sets in the previous round. He broke Djokovic to take an early lead, then played a magnificent game to save three break points to hold for 5-2 before closing out the set. The Argentine appeared to tire slightly as the third set wore on. During one changeover, the chair umpire, Damien Dumusois, warned him that he needed to speed up play between points. "Even after a long rally?" Del Potro asked, looking up wearily. Dumusois nodded yes. Djokovic had two match points on del Potros serve at 4-5 in the set, but the Argentine saved them both. The Serb then pulled away in the tiebreaker by hitting a forehand winner to finish off a 24-shot rally to take a 4-2 lead, leaving del Potro unable to manage another comeback. 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