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Cliff Corcoran: Infield fly drama mars Cardinals' wild-card win, a black eye for MLBCNNSI.com Oct 5, 2012Aided 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.Share Tweet
Cardinals move on to NLDS; Braves' protest deniedESPN.com Oct 5, 2012The 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.Share TweetScore 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…Share TweetIt 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…Share Tweet
For Stubbs, it's 'refreshing' to start with clean slateFew 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.Share TweetESPN.com Oct 5, 2012The Chicago Cubs have received permission to add seats at Wrigley Field.Share Tweet
The Rosters For The Wild-Card Deathmatch Games Are Pretty Wackydeadspin.com Oct 5, 2012Big 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…Share TweetAs 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.Share Tweet
Postseason anthem: Cardinals fans are Taylor Swifting their way past the Braves'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 …Share Tweet
Decisive Game 1s Could Add to the Dramanytimes.com Oct 5, 2012A video from MLB Productions serves to demonstrate that baseball's elimination games have often produced moments that require no introduction or explanation.Share Tweet
10 numbers for the Cardinals-Braves wild cardAs 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 AtlantShare TweetFor 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…Share Tweet
Giants officially tab Bumgarner for Game 2 startThe 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.Share Tweet
Wild Ending In AtlantaOct 5Curt Schilling breaks down the controversial infield fly call in Braves' 6-3 loss to Cardinals.
Kyle Lohse, Cardinals AdvanceOct 5Kyle Lohse tosses 5.2 innings to help Cardinals advance to face Nationals.
Baseball Tonight MinuteOct 5Baseball Tonight previews A's vs. Tigers and Reds vs. Giants.
Reds Vs. Giants NLDS PreviewOct 5Baseball Tonight looks ahead to game 1 between the Reds and Giants.