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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…Upvote Share Tweet
With ailing mom on mind, Holliday contributesHours 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Untimely Slump Shared by Pair of Catchersnytimes.com Oct 18, 2012The 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.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 18, 2012ST. 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 reflecUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 18, 2012PHOENIX (AP) -- Former Arizona manager Bob Brenly rejoined the Diamondbacks as a television analyst Thursday, a day after he left the Chicago Cubs' broadcast crew.Upvote Share TweetCarlos 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Here's How A Year-Old Aerial Shot Of St. Louis Ended Up On Last Night's Fox Broadcastdeadspin.com Oct 18, 2012When 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, indeUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 18, 2012The lack of an actual game on Wednesday only cleared more room in people's minds for the circus that is Alex Rodriguez's postseason.Upvote Share Tweet
Last Night's Rain Delay Was Called One Out Before The Cardinals Had To Stop Selling Beerdeadspin.com Oct 18, 2012When 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…Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Lohse shows grit in NLCS Game 3In 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.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 18, 2012Your 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 moUpvote Share Tweet
Wainwright Outduels Lincecum In Game 4Oct 18Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and the Cardinals jumped on Tim Lincecum early, cruising to an 8-3 victory.
Breaking Down The Cardinals' Game 4 WinOct 18Baseball Tonight breaks down the Cardinals' win over the Giants.
Wainwright Solid In First NLCS StartOct 18Adam Wainwright talks with Tim Kurkjian about getting his first NLCS start and working his curveball.
Peter King: Week 7 PicksOct 18Last week: 8-6, .571. To date: 51-40, .560. San Francisco 20, Seattle 9. Have mercy on Russell Wilson, NFL Nation. Jim Harbaugh?s 49er teams have lost five regular-season games, including the 26-3 drubbing by the Giants last Sunday. Following the other …
Biggest NFL games of Week 7 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 18The NFC has dominated interconference games, John Clayton writes, but the AFC gets a break from that in Week 7.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 18Seahawks (+7) over 49ERS I've been mangling the meaning of "irony" since the eighth grade, so tell me if this scenario qualifies ... A writer re...