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Cards' Wainwright has minor elbow surgery

Cards' Wainwright has minor elbow surgery

ESPN.com MLB.com yahoo.com Updated Oct 24 (yesterday)
After getting a second opinion, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had what the team described as minor elbow surgery on Friday.
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  • '85 World Series Royals Relishing Playoff Run

    '85 World Series Royals Relishing Playoff Run

    nytimes.com Oct 22 (4 days ago)
    Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals.
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  • Despite NLCS loss, Cards happy to be in 'Final Four'

    Despite NLCS loss, Cards happy to be in 'Final Four'

    MLB.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Based solely on the endpoint, the Cardinals essentially did as most expected them to in 2014, a year in which they entered as overwhelming favorites to repeat as National League Central champions.
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  • Cardinals prioritize upgrading bench, bullpen

    Cardinals prioritize upgrading bench, bullpen

    MLB.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    Describing the organization's offseason strategy as opportunistic, general manager John Mozeliak is expected to seek bullpen and bench depth this offseason while relying on returning players to fill the rotation and starting position player spots.
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  • Giants fan who caught and returned Travis Ishikawa's walk-off h…

    Giants fan who caught and returned Travis Ishikawa's walk-off homer gets World Series tickets

    Your browser does not support iframes. After San Francisco Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa connected for a historic three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning of NLCS Game 5, not everybody at AT&T Park knew where the ball ended up. They jus…
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  • Cardinals proud of fourth straight NLCS appearance

    Cardinals proud of fourth straight NLCS appearance

    MLB.com Oct 17
    By their nature, long baseball seasons always end abruptly for the good teams that play their way into October, and for more than 100 years, when the final pitch has been thrown and the clubhouse disappointment is heavy, the manager gathers his players …
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  • Neshek leads list of Cards' five free agents

    Neshek leads list of Cards' five free agents

    MLB.com Oct 17
    While general manager John Mozeliak won't let the winter pass without trying to fill some holes, the Cardinals are fortunate in that they won't have many of them. Just three players on their postseason roster (Pat Neshek, A.J. Pierzynski and Mark Ellis)…
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  • NLCS Game 5: Travis Ishikawa's walk-off homer sends Giants back…

    NLCS Game 5: Travis Ishikawa's walk-off homer sends Giants back to World Series

    yahoo.com Oct 16
    The San Francisco Giants are headed to their third World Series in five seasons thanks to an exhilarating 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. Travis Ishikawa, who earlier in the game misjudged a…
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  • Giants among men: SF walks off to win NL pennant

    Giants among men: SF walks off to win NL pennant

    MLB.com Oct 16
    Turning an embarrassing performance into an excellent one, Travis Ishikawa drilled a three-run homer to break a ninth-inning tie and lift the Giants to a 6-3 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. The …
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  • Giants 6, Cardinals 3: Shot Brings Echo of ’51: Giants Win the …

    Giants 6, Cardinals 3: Shot Brings Echo of ’51: Giants Win the Pennant

    nytimes.com Oct 16
    The Giants advanced to the World Series thanks to three home runs against the Cardinals, including a ninth-inning homer by Travis Ishikawa that brought to mind Bobby Thomson’s famous blast.
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  • Cards' Cruz gets start at catcher for Game 5

    Cards' Cruz gets start at catcher for Game 5

    Catcher Tony Cruz is in the St. Louis lineup for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday night with the Cardinals facing elimination by the San Francisco Giants.
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  • Lineup breakdown: Cardinals vs. Giants, Game 5

    Lineup breakdown: Cardinals vs. Giants, Game 5

    MLB.com Oct 16
    The Cardinals face the Giants' ace in a win-or-go-home situation tonight in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, as left-hander Madison Bumgarner tries to pitch San Francisco to its third World Series appearance in five years.
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  • Essay: Cardinals Pitcher Marco Gonzales Gives Family an October…

    Essay: Cardinals Pitcher Marco Gonzales Gives Family an October Surprise

    nytimes.com Oct 16
    It has been a surreal October for Gina Gonzales, whose son, a 22-year-old rookie, has emerged as a key player for St. Louis in the playoffs.
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  • Statcast: Perez's sprint home sparks Giants' comeback

    Statcast: Perez's sprint home sparks Giants' comeback

    MLB.com Oct 16
    With one out in the sixth inning Wednesday, Giants outfielder Juan Perez stood at third base, representing the potential tying run in Game 4 of the NLCS. Gregor Blanco stepped into the box against Cardinals reliever Marco Gonzales and chopped a pitch to…
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  • Cards' early-inning momentum halted by double plays

    Cards' early-inning momentum halted by double plays

    MLB.com Oct 16
    While it's difficult to gripe about the Cardinals' early-inning performance, they certainly could have had more against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong. In hindsight, two double plays off the bat of Jhonny Peralta in the first and third frames are tough t…
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  • Backs to wall, Cards focused on getting back to St. Louis

    Backs to wall, Cards focused on getting back to St. Louis

    MLB.com Oct 16
    Two years ago in the National League Championship Series, the Cardinals had a 3-1 lead over the Giants after four games, only to squander it away with losses in the final three games of the series. The Giants went on to win the World Series. Reminded of…
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  • Giants bust Cardinals' seventh-inning mojo en route to NLCS Gam…

    Giants bust Cardinals' seventh-inning mojo en route to NLCS Game 4 victory

    yahoo.com Oct 16
    SAN FRANCISCO — Before we delve any further into the San Francisco Giants' 6-4 win Wednesday night that brought them within one win of another World Series, let's consider these three facts about the St. Louis Cardinals postseason run of 2014: • The Car…
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  • Defensive lapses are holding Cardinals back in NLCS

    Defensive lapses are holding Cardinals back in NLCS

    MLB.com Oct 16
    The Cardinals as a whole were reliable defensively during the regular season, trailing only the Reds in defensive runs saved. But Adams' missteps were not the first instance in Game 4, or in the series, of the Cardinals' typically stout defense letting …
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  • Posey, Giants clip Cards to take 3-1 NLCS lead

    Posey, Giants clip Cards to take 3-1 NLCS lead

    Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.
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  • Miller's short start puts Cardinals in a bind

    Miller's short start puts Cardinals in a bind

    MLB.com Oct 16
    Starter Shelby Miller, making his second career playoff start, allowed three runs in 3 2/3 innings in his shortest outing since June 24 and let the Giants right back into Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park.
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  • Cardinals-Giants, NLCS Game 4: Did you know?

    Cardinals-Giants, NLCS Game 4: Did you know?

    MLB.com Oct 16
    San Francisco rode six innings of shutout relief and a three-run sixth inning to win, 6-4, on Wednesday night and take a commanding 3-1 series lead over St. Louis. Here's what you need to know about the Giants' victory.
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  • Video - Bochy Talks NLCS Win 03:14

    Bochy Talks NLCS Win

    Oct 16
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy comments on his team's 6-3 victory over the Cardinals to win the NLCS.
  • Video - Ishikawa's Walk-Off HR Sends Giants To World Series 04:53

    Ishikawa's Walk-Off HR Sends Giants To World Series

    Oct 16
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Travis Ishikawa's walk-off home run closed out the NLCS against the Cardinals and sent the Giants to the World Series to face the Royals.
  • Video - Matheny Explains Wacha Decision 01:52

    Matheny Explains Wacha Decision

    Oct 16
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny explains the decision to have Michael Wacha pitch in the ninth inning of the team's 6-3 loss to the Giants in the deciding game of the NLCS.
  • Video - Ishikawa Homers Giants To World Series 01:23

    Ishikawa Homers Giants To World Series

    Oct 16
    Travis Ishikawa discusses his three-run walk-off home run to give the Giants a 6-3 win over the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS.

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