The St. Louis Cardinals riled by the Los Angeles Dodgers' flamboyant celebrations decided Tuesday they wouldn't put up with it anymore.

So they went out and shut up the Dodgers the old-fashioned way silencing the Dodgers on the field winning 4-2 and moving within one victory of their fourth National League pennant in 10 years.

The Cardinals with a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series will play the Dodgers for the last time at Dodger Stadium at 4:07 p.m. (ET) Wednesday determining whether they'll be traveling sober back to St. Louis for Game 6 or drunk in ecstasy waiting for the World Series.

Yet they have to pay a few extra bucks for handling charges on their return flight stuffing an offense into the overhead bins which had been non-existent all series.

The Cardinals had been shut out for 15 innings and entered the game with these ugly numbers this series: .134 batting average .175 slugging percentage and a .190 on-base percentage. It was the worst offensive numbers ever compiled after three games in a League Championship Series in baseball history.

Yet as atrocious as it looked Cardinals manager Mike Matheny looked me into the eyes in their dugout and vowed we would see an offensive assault this evening.

Ok well maybe in not those exact words but said: "We are so close. We are just missing pitches. I think you'll see us come alive tonight. …We have a couple of guys that are just a click off. We think they're close.''

Next time Matheny has these premonitions I'll be happy to buy him an airline ticket for Vegas.

Matt Carpenter the Cardinals' MVP candidate drove in his first run of the postseason.

Shane Robinson who had five career homers in 386 career at-bats hit a pinch-hit homer.

But oh no one blew out the Dodgers' candles like Matt Holliday.

This is a guy who was not only hitless in the series but had not driven in a run in his last 12 postseason games -- dating back to Game 3 of the 2012 season.

Holliday with one swing of the bat turned boisterous Dodger Stadium into a morgue.

Holliday turned on Dodger starter Ricky Nolasco's 91-mph fastball in the third inning sent it over the Dodgers' bullpen and on the way to Pasadena.

It was measured at 426 feet an estimate so conservative that it makes Rush Limbaugh look like a liberal.

Holliday who had not had a hit in the NLCS forgot to thrust his hands into the air and scream around the bases but it still counted just the same good for a Cardinals' 3-0 lead.

The Cardinals with a bullpen that hasn't given up a run in 14 innings this series setting an LCS record made sure there would be no 25-year encore celebration of Kirk Gibson's homer.