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NLCS Game 4: Cardinals one win from World Series return after 8-3 dismantling of Giants Updated Oct 18, 2012
Score and situation: The St. Louis Cardinals took command of the NLCS and put themselves one win away from a World Series return with an overpowering 8-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. Leading lads: Adam Wainwright bounced back…
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  • With ailing mom on mind, Holliday contributes Oct 18, 2012
    Hours after visiting his mother in the hospital, and with much more than baseball on his mind, Matt Holliday stepped up to help lead the Cardinals to an 8-3 victory over the Giants on Thursday with a pair of RBI hits.
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  • Untimely Slump Shared by Pair of Catchers Oct 18, 2012
    The two best hitting catchers in the National League during the regular season, the Cardinals' Yadier Molina and the Giants' Buster Posey, entered Game 4 of the N.L.C.S. relatively quiet at the plate.
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  • Photo: Jason Motte ready for his close-up Oct 18, 2012
    ST. LOUIS - No, he hasn't gone Hollywood, but St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte looks as cool as a bearded cucumber before Game 4 of the NLCS. Despite heavily overcast skies and turned-off lights at Busch Stadium, Motte rocked some righteous reflec
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  • Brenly returns to Diamondbacks as TV analyst Oct 18, 2012
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Former Arizona manager Bob Brenly rejoined the Diamondbacks as a television analyst Thursday, a day after he left the Chicago Cubs' broadcast crew.
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  • Beltran (knee) out of Cards' lineup for Game 4 Oct 18, 2012
    Carlos Beltran was not in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting lineup for Game 4 of the NL championship series against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night, a day after injuring his left knee while running on a double-play grounder.
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  • Astros taking their time deciding staff Oct 18, 2012
    The Astros have a new manager in place in Bo Porter, but it could still be a few days before we learn the makeup of the coaching staff.
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  • Here's How A Year-Old Aerial Shot Of St. Louis Ended Up On Last Night's Fox Broadcast Oct 18, 2012
    When we noted earlier today Fox's apparent use of old video during last night's NLCS broadcast from St. Louis, we asked how such a thing might happen-and if it was simply a mistake or a revelation that much of what we assume is a live broadcast is, inde
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  • Leading Off: The Great A-Rod Debate Oct 18, 2012
    The lack of an actual game on Wednesday only cleared more room in people's minds for the circus that is Alex Rodriguez's postseason.
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  • Last Night's Rain Delay Was Called One Out Before The Cardinals Had To Stop Selling Beer Oct 18, 2012
    When Shane Robinson grounded out to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead, with two outs in the seventh, it was raining. Raining hard. Raining hard enough to call the game? Raining harder than in the previous at-bat? Raining not quite as hard as it would for th…
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  • MLB Notebook: Lohse shows grit in NLCS Game 3 Oct 18, 2012
    In helping lift the Cardinals past the Giants in Game 3 of the NLCS on Wednesday, Kyle Lohse became the 20th pitcher in postseason history to win a start in which he allowed an average of more than two baserunners per inning.
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  • In case of emergency, Cardinals use Carpenter - Matt Carpenter, that is Oct 18, 2012
    Your browser does not support iframes. ST. LOUIS - If rookie Matt Carpenter happens to be unhappy with his representation, then teammate David Freese might be his best bet for an agent. Freese paid him a high compliment Wednesday night, probably the mo
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  • Video - Wainwright Outduels Lincecum In Game 4 01:35

    Wainwright Outduels Lincecum In Game 4

    Oct 18
    Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and the Cardinals jumped on Tim Lincecum early, cruising to an 8-3 victory.
  • Video - Breaking Down The Cardinals' Game 4 Win 02:56

    Breaking Down The Cardinals' Game 4 Win

    Oct 18
    Baseball Tonight breaks down the Cardinals' win over the Giants.
  • Video - Wainwright Solid In First NLCS Start 01:22

    Wainwright Solid In First NLCS Start

    Oct 18
    Adam Wainwright talks with Tim Kurkjian about getting his first NLCS start and working his curveball.