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Score and situation: The St. Louis Cardinals overcame Carlos Beltran's early exit, an effective Matt Cain and a 3 hour, 28 minutes rain delay to secure a pivotal 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. They now hold a 2-1 advantage in th…Share Tweet
Jason Motte got loose, drove himself crazy for 30 minutes, pacing around the room, and then went out and did what he does best. That it was over so quickly ought not taint our perception of the degree of difficulty. With those six outs, Motte was the em…Share TweetMatt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran, and the St. Louis Cardinals earned a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants for a 2-1 series lead in the NL Championship Series on Wednesday night.Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly says he won't return to the team next season.Share TweetKnowing how much work lies ahead of him between now and the time the new-look Astros take the field as an American League club in 2013, manager Bo Porter has been at Minute Maid Park each morning this week trying to get up to speed.Share Tweet
City Folks Are Wimps, And Other Things We Can Learn From America's Reaction To Matt Holliday's SlideIn Game 2 of the NLCS on Monday night, 235-pound man-missile Matt Holliday broke up a double play by launching himself at Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro. Scutaro, only 185 pounds, never had a chance. The late slide demolished the 36-year-old's hip …Share TweetCardinals star Carlos Beltran left Game 3 of the NL Championship Series with a strained left knee, and there was an immediate impact: Replacement right fielder Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat.Share Tweet
Cardinals 3, Giants 1CNNSI.com Oct 17, 2012Play has resumed in Game 3 in St. Louis after a 3½-hour rain delay. Thanks to a two-run homer by Matt Carpenter, the Cardinals lead the Giants in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium.Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 17, 2012ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals seem to have done well for themselves without slugger Albert Pujols, who signed a $240 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels last offseason. After all, here they are ready for Game 3 of the NLCS. Allen Craig is thShare Tweet
Brewers' Hernandez, Torrealba hit free agencyESPN.com Oct 17, 2012The Milwaukee Brewers say veteran reliever Livan Hernandez and catcher Yorvit Torrealba have become free agents after refusing outright assignments to the minor leagues.Share Tweet
Bad weather threatens to delay Game 3 of NLCSThe Giants and Cardinals were going about their business as usual on Wednesday, with weather threatening to affect Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 17, 2012The ALCS is one-sided but over in the NL, the Giants and Cardinals resume their series tied at one game apiece. Who has the edge in Game 3? Cliff Corcoran breaks it all down.Share TweetWhen the great Hank Aaron became baseball's all-time home run king by hitting his 715th career homer in 1974 in Atlanta, Braves play-by-play announcer Milo Hamilton forged his place in history as well with one of the most indelible calls in baseball.Share Tweet
Highlight Of The NightOct 17Cardinals withstand the rain and Carlos Beltran injury to take 2-1 series lead with 3-1 win over Giants Wednesday.
SweetSpot: NLCS Game 3Oct 17David Schoenfield and Eric Karabell on NLCS storylines, the Giants bullpen and how not having Melky Cabrera factors into the series.
NLCS Game 4 PreviewOct 17Baseball Tonight looks ahead to Giants at Cardinals Thursday, 8pm ET.
The Next Round: Losing The CaptainOct 17Scoop Jackson, Andrew McCutchen, Brian Baumgartner discuss Ray Lewis' season-ending injury, and debate whether his injury is more significant to his team than Derek Jeter's.