Los Angeles Dodgers Cy Young winner and potential MVP, Clayton Kershaw, has been defeated by his nemesis once again. The Dodgers star took the mound on just three days rest on Tuesday in the Dodgers win-or-go-home game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Kershaw was magnificent for six innings, but once again was done in by the Cardinals in the 7th inning for the second consecutive start.

Matt Adams hit the game-winning, three-run home run in the 7th inning off of Kershaw to defeat the Dodgers 3-2 and eliminate them from the MLB playoffs three games to one. The Cardinals ambushed Kershaw in the same fashion they did in game one by starting off the 7th with back to back singles. Instead of Carpenter with the big hit like in game one, it was Adams who delivered the death blow.

Matt Adams Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Kershaw is now 1-5 in the postseason with an ERA of 5.12, a huge contrast from his 21-3 record and 1.79 ERA during the regular season. Kershaw has now lost four consecutive games against the Cardinals in the post season. The Cardinals will now either face the Giants or Nationals in the NLCS later this week.

Thanks to Cardinals pitcher, Shelby Miller who all but matched Kershaw pitch for pitch for six innings, St. Louis will have their rotation rested and ready to roll against their next opponent in the NLCS. Adam Wainwright is expected to pitch Game One on Saturday, with Lance Lynn starting in game two. If the San Francisco Giants defeat the Washington Nationals later today, than game one will be in St. Louis. If the Nationals can win the next two, then the game one will be in Washington D.C.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were terrible this series with runners in scoring position. The Dodgers were 1-11 last night with RISP, and 1-7 today. Trevor Rosenthal pitched a clean ninth for his third save of the series, inducing Carl Crawford into a groundout to second to end the game. The Cardinals, under manager Mike Matheny, are headed to their third straight NLCS.

Kershaw will have another terrible summer to reflect on his performance against the Cardinals in the playoffs. Kershaw lost only three games and gave up the second least amount of home runs to opposing hitters in all of baseball during the regular season. Against the Cardinals in less than a year, he has lost four consecutive games, and given up more home runs than any other pitcher in the playoffs. The 2013 and 2014 Cy Young winner will carry a 0-3 record with a 9.72 ERA and 4 home runs given up in his last three post season appearances with him into the off season. The game was a tough loss for the Dodgers, but congratulations to the Cardinals.