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National League

Lackey, rookies lead Cardinals to 4-0 victory over Cubs

ST. LOUIS _ The Cardinals threw a bit of the old and new at the Chicago Cubs on Friday at Busch Stadium, welcoming their rivals back into the playoffs with a 4-0 win in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.tmpplchld Fifteen-year veteran John Lackey allowed two hits in 7 1/3 shutout innings, and rookies Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty hit home runs in the eighth to give the Cardinals that familiar feeling _ a postseason win.tmpplchld It was the first postseason meeting in the 123-year rivalry between the Cardinals and Cubs.tmpplchld With a little help from a pitcher's strike zone called by plate umpire Phil Cuzzi, and with All-Star Yadier Molina behind the plate again, Lackey...