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A Miserable Season From The Houston Astros Ended With A Gloriou…

A Miserable Season From The Houston Astros Ended With A Glorious Faceplant In The Dirt

deadspin.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
Poor Carlos Corporán, who actually had a good game for the 'stros, getting them on the board with a run-scoring single in the first and then grabbing another hit after Houston tied the game in the eighth with a three-run home run. However, a botched hi…
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  • RBI leader Headley's homer overturned on replay

    RBI leader Headley's homer overturned on replay

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2012
    With the National League's RBI title still up for grabs, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke asked the umpires to take another look at Chase Headley's fifth-inning, two-run home run down the right-field line at Miller Park on Wednesday.
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  • Reds have more trimming to do for NLDS roster

    Reds have more trimming to do for NLDS roster

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2012
    General manager Walt Jocketty and the club will be traveling to San Francisco with 28 players to fill 25 spots on the National League Division Series roster.
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  • Regulars get rest in Cards' regular-season finale

    Regulars get rest in Cards' regular-season finale

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2012
    Knowing that the second National League Wild Card is already theirs, the Cardinals took the opportunity to rest their regulars on Wednesday in the final regular-season game against the Reds.
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  • Reds' Cueto gets nod in Game 1 against Giants

    Reds' Cueto gets nod in Game 1 against Giants

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed Wednesday that right-hander Johnny Cueto will start the opener of the NL Division Series against San Francisco.
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  • Cards can once again leapfrog Braves to NLDS

    Cards can once again leapfrog Braves to NLDS

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2012
    In the byproduct of baseball's successful push for a second Wild Card team in each league, the Braves and Cardinals will jockey for that chance to the advance to the National League Division Series.
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  • Astros set club record for losses in final NL game

    Astros set club record for losses in final NL game

    CNNSI.com Oct 3, 2012
    Astros set club record for losses in final NL game
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  • "What Do You Want Me To Do-Tell You How Bad My Life Is, Ho…

    "What Do You Want Me To Do-Tell You How Bad My Life Is, How Shitty It Is?": Adam Greenberg's Journey Back To The Majors

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    In 2005, Adam Greenberg was struck in the head with a fastball in his first major-league at-bat. He's spent the last seven years trying to get back to the majors. Last week, he signed a one-day contract with the Marlins and got his second career at-bat …
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  • Albert Pujols, Zack Greinke T-shirts available for discount at …

    Albert Pujols, Zack Greinke T-shirts available for discount at Missouri thrift shop (Photos)

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - They were princes here once. Albert Pujols finished his formative years practically next door and went to college close by, too, before winning three NL MVP awards with the St. Louis Cardinals on the other side of I-70. No, the Cards
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  • We're Not Sure Where "Milwaulke" Is, But Perhaps Nort…

    We're Not Sure Where "Milwaulke" Is, But Perhaps North Of "Chaigoh"

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    This is actually from last week, though provided the opportunity (and being out of town) we're running it today. This is one of the more curious spelling errors, as it's not a simple transposition of letters but the introduction of ones that don't belon…
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  • Cardinals back in (and back into) playoffs with Dodgers loss

    Cardinals back in (and back into) playoffs with Dodgers loss

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    A season ago, the St. Louis Cardinals qualified for the playoffs as the wild card with the help of an epic collapse by the Atlanta Braves. Late on Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, the defending World Series champions backed into the postseason tou…
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  • That's Right, the Pirates Had Another Losing Season

    That's Right, the Pirates Had Another Losing Season

    grantland.com Oct 3, 2012
    Here, for the paranoiacs and conspiracy theorists in our midst, is a brief peek behind the journalistic curtain: Sometimes those of us in the press ch...
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  • Video - Jim Bowden on Kyle Lohse 01:41

    Jim Bowden on Kyle Lohse

    Oct 3
    Jim Bowden breaks down the pending free agency of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse.
  • Video - Braves Blank Pirates In Regular-Season Finale 00:31

    Braves Blank Pirates In Regular-Season Finale

    Oct 3
    Chipper Jones singled in his final regular-season at-bat for Atlanta as the Braves shut out the Pirates 4-0.
  • Video - Web Gems 00:59

    Web Gems

    Oct 3
    Does Cameron Maybin's diving catch to rob hit top Travis Snider climbing wall to rob HR?
  • Video - NL Wild Card Game Preview 01:25

    NL Wild Card Game Preview

    Oct 3
    Cardinals at Braves, Friday 5:07pm ET.

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton