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Zito dominates Cards as Giants win Game 5

Zito dominates Cards as Giants win Game 5

ESPN.com yahoo.com CNNSI.com Updated Oct 19, 2012
Barry Zito pitched the San Francisco Giants back into the NL championship series, dominating into the eighth inning of a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night that narrowed their deficit to 3-2.
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  • Lance Lynn’s throwing error opens door wide for Giants in Game …

    Lance Lynn’s throwing error opens door wide for Giants in Game 5

    yahoo.com Oct 19, 2012
    ST. LOUIS - Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn threw to the right base in the fourth inning. The problem was, he threw right to the actual base, hitting it with the baseball while trying to start an inning-ending 1-6-3 double play. The ball skipped away
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  • Vogelsong hopes to play similar tune in Game 6

    Vogelsong hopes to play similar tune in Game 6

    MLB.com Oct 19, 2012
    Ryan Vogelsong, author of the National League Championship Series Game 2 outstanding start, will get another one in Game 6 for the Giants, who clearly did not leave their heart in San Francisco. It was beating in their chest Friday night, in the 5-0 win…
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  • Missouri Man Holds Up Bank, Yells "Go Cards" As He Ma…

    Missouri Man Holds Up Bank, Yells "Go Cards" As He Makes His Getaway

    deadspin.com Oct 19, 2012
    Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals are just the best in baseball, aren't they? While everyone else robs banks in the greater St. Louis area in such a negative, surly way, Cardinals fans do it with gusto and spirit and enthusiasm. More »
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  • M. Carpenter takes full advantage of opportunity

    M. Carpenter takes full advantage of opportunity

    MLB.com Oct 19, 2012
    With Carlos Beltran returning to the Cardinals' lineup for Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, Matt Carpenter makes his way back to the bench.
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  • Schoendienst a 'treasure' for Matheny, Cards

    Schoendienst a 'treasure' for Matheny, Cards

    MLB.com Oct 19, 2012
    As the carousel of franchise icons passes through this Cardinals postseason, the constant presence of Red Schoendienst quietly continues.
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  • Cardinals have well-rested bullpen for Game 5

    Cardinals have well-rested bullpen for Game 5

    MLB.com Oct 19, 2012
    The Cardinals had a rested relief corps entering Game 5 of the National League Championship Series with a chance to close out the Giants, thanks to Adam Wainwright's marvelous seven-inning start and an offensive breakout in an 8-3 Game 4 victory.
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  • Beltran returns to Cardinals' lineup for Game 5

    Beltran returns to Cardinals' lineup for Game 5

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Oct 19, 2012
    Carlos Beltran has returned to the starting lineup for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the NL championship series.
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  • Leyland to have Tigers scrimmage Minor Leaguers

    Leyland to have Tigers scrimmage Minor Leaguers

    MLB.com Oct 19, 2012
    The Tigers are one Cardinals win away from a rematch of the 2006 World Series. They are not going to reprise the way they spent waiting for that World Series to actually get under way.
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  • Cards trying to join Tigers for rare Series

    Cards trying to join Tigers for rare Series

    CNNSI.com Oct 19, 2012
    With one more win, the Cardinals will join the Tigers in a World Series that would be historically rare and say much about the current state of the game, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • Albert Chen: Giants have been here before, but Cardinals Octobe…

    Albert Chen: Giants have been here before, but Cardinals October magic too tough

    CNNSI.com Oct 19, 2012
    The Giants have been here before. But facing tough Cardinals pitching and a lineup that won't stop hitting, a 3-1 deficit after an 8-3 loss may be too much to overcome, says Albert Chen.
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  • Surprising stars tilt NLCS in Cardinals' favor

    Surprising stars tilt NLCS in Cardinals' favor

    MLB.com Oct 19, 2012
    You put the Buster Poseys and Carlos Beltrans and Matt Cains and Chris Carpenters of the world on a field and ask them to play a best-of-seven for the right to advance to the Promised Land, and you'd think the series would hinge on those we hype.
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  • Video - Barry Zito After Game 5 01:08

    Barry Zito After Game 5

    Oct 19
    Tim Kurkjian talks to Barry Zito after recording his first postseason win since 2006.
  • Video - NLCS Game 6 Preview 02:33

    NLCS Game 6 Preview

    Oct 19
    Baseball Tonight looks ahead to Cardinals at Giants Sunday, 7:30pm ET.
  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 02:59

    Highlight Of The Night

    Oct 19
    Giants avoid elimination behind Barry Zito tossing 7.2 scoreless innings to send series back to San Francisco.

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    Oct 19
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    Oct 19
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    Oct 19
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