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Reds held one-game edge vs. Giants in 2012

Reds held one-game edge vs. Giants in 2012

MLB.com nytimes.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
The Reds finished with a 4-3 advantage in the regular-season matchups.
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  • Cliff Corcoran: Infield fly drama mars Cardinals' wild-card win…

    Cliff Corcoran: Infield fly drama mars Cardinals' wild-card win, a black eye for MLB

    CNNSI.com Oct 5, 2012
    Aided by a questionable infield fly call, the Cardinals eliminated the Braves 6-3 to reach the NLDS. The new wild-card format couldn't have been exposed any quicker, says Cliff Corcoran.
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  • Cardinals move on to NLDS; Braves' protest denied

    Cardinals move on to NLDS; Braves' protest denied

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    The St. Louis Cardinals won baseball's first wild-card playoff, taking advantage of a disputed infield fly call and fans littering the field with debris to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Friday.
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  • NL wild card game: Cardinals capitalize on Braves mistakes to a…

    NL wild card game: Cardinals capitalize on Braves mistakes to advance

    Score and situation: In the first ever wild-card play-in game, the St. Louis Cardinals advanced to the NL Division Series with a wild 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Leading lads: Kyle Lohse rewarded Mike Matheny's faith with a stro…
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  • Bad infield fly rule call mars Cardinals victory over Braves in…

    Bad infield fly rule call mars Cardinals victory over Braves in NL wild card game

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012
    It only took eight innings for baseball's umpires to register the worst call of the postseason and the Atlanta Braves paid a big price for it in their 6-3 National League wild card loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. With one out in the eighth inning and r…
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  • For Stubbs, it's 'refreshing' to start with clean slate

    For Stubbs, it's 'refreshing' to start with clean slate

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    Few Reds were likely happier to reset the statistics for the postseason than center fielder Drew Stubbs, who struggled at the plate much of the season. Stubbs batted .213 with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs this season.
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  • Wrigley OK'd to move infield wall, add 56 seats

    Wrigley OK'd to move infield wall, add 56 seats

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Chicago Cubs have received permission to add seats at Wrigley Field.
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  • The Rosters For The Wild-Card Deathmatch Games Are Pretty Wacky…

    The Rosters For The Wild-Card Deathmatch Games Are Pretty Wacky

    deadspin.com Oct 5, 2012
    Big baseball games coming your way: Cardinals-Braves right now, and Rangers-Orioles at 8:37 p.m. Both air on TBS, if they're not preempted by whatever Tyler Perry show was originally scheduled. These games will, if all goes according to plan, excite you…
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  • Chipper well-prepared for final postseason run

    Chipper well-prepared for final postseason run

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    As the Braves prepared to play Friday's Wild Card playoff against the Cardinals at Turner Field, Chipper Jones did not seem the least bit fazed by the fact that he could be preparing for the final game of his storied career.
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  • Postseason anthem: Cardinals fans are Taylor Swifting their way…

    Postseason anthem: Cardinals fans are Taylor Swifting their way past the Braves

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012
    'Tis the season to be creating playoff parody songs for Big League Stew's enjoyment and we have to hand it to these three lovely ladies from St. Louis: It takes a lot of conviction to go through the trouble of co-opting Taylor Swift's hot new song when …
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  • Decisive Game 1s Could Add to the Drama

    Decisive Game 1s Could Add to the Drama

    nytimes.com Oct 5, 2012
    A video from MLB Productions serves to demonstrate that baseball's elimination games have often produced moments that require no introduction or explanation.
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  • 10 numbers for the Cardinals-Braves wild card

    10 numbers for the Cardinals-Braves wild card

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012
    As the postseason opens with its first-ever wild card games,  Alex Remington takes  a look at the statistics that might make a difference in each do-or-die contest. First up: The National League game featuring the St. Louis Cardinals visiting the Atlant
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  • Four unsung players who could end up as wild card day heroes

    Four unsung players who could end up as wild card day heroes

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012
    For the first time ever, four wild card teams will battle it out in the brand new one-game, sudden death format on Friday that sends the loser packing and the winner into a League Division Series against the top seed. With the St. Louis Cardinals playin…
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  • Giants officially tab Bumgarner for Game 2 start

    Giants officially tab Bumgarner for Game 2 start

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Giants officially named Madison Bumgarner as their starter for Sunday's Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Reds, with the 23-year-old left-hander following up ace Matt Cain, who will pitch for the Giants in Saturday's opener.
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  • Video - Wild Ending In Atlanta 03:09

    Wild Ending In Atlanta

    Oct 5
    Curt Schilling breaks down the controversial infield fly call in Braves' 6-3 loss to Cardinals.
  • Video - Kyle Lohse, Cardinals Advance 01:12

    Kyle Lohse, Cardinals Advance

    Oct 5
    Kyle Lohse tosses 5.2 innings to help Cardinals advance to face Nationals.
  • Video - Baseball Tonight Minute 01:43

    Baseball Tonight Minute

    Oct 5
    Baseball Tonight previews A's vs. Tigers and Reds vs. Giants.
  • Video - Reds Vs. Giants NLDS Preview 01:41

    Reds Vs. Giants NLDS Preview

    Oct 5
    Baseball Tonight looks ahead to game 1 between the Reds and Giants.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Chicago Bears better off with feisty Jay Cutler

    Oct 5
    The Bears should just let Cutler do his thing, and they might be better off for it.
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.