Found October 03, 2013 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
Those of you in the St. Louis area can donate to the United Way while entering a contest to win one of two pairs of prime seats to Friday afternoon’s National League Division Series Game 2 at Busch Stadium. Details follow. Here is the link to donate/enter. 2013 Cardinals NLDS Game 2 Raffle Two lucky winners will each receive a pair of tickets to the game tomorrow, Friday, October 4. GRAND PRIZE: TWO “GREEN SEAT” TICKETS Cardinals Club tickets in Section 6, Row F, Seats 10 & 11 Includes full dinner at the Cardinals Club and all-inclusive in-seat service FIRST PRIZE: TWO FIELD BOX TICKETS Section 153, Row 6, Seats 9 & 10 RAFFLE TICKET PRICING: $10 per raffle ticket Best deal: $100 for 15 chances! INFORMATION AND RULES: Raffle closes TODAY (Thursday, October 3) at 8 p.m. CDT Winner will be notified TONIGHT and must acknowledge prize by Friday, October 4 at 10 a.m. CDT to avoid forfeiting tickets to a runner up. (Stay close to your email and phone!) See...

Carlos Beltran ties Babe Ruth with 15th postseason homer

Carlos Beltran’s three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning that gave the St. Louis Cardinals an early lead of Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. Beltran’s homer of 443 feet into the second deck off an A.J. Burnett pitch 

Despite September woes, Mujica on Cardinals roster

ST. LOUIS -- Edward Mujica is on the Cardinals' roster for the NL division series -- even after losing his job as closer in mid-September. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that Mujica's role would be "right-handed reliever." Mujica likely made it at the expense of rookie lefty Sam Freeman. Matheny also said there wouldn't be any lineup wrinkles...

Matheny announces NLDS roster, stays mum on Game 3 starter

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McNeal: Yadier Molina's MVP credentials go way past the statistics

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Cardinals choose Wacha over Miller in Game 4

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Musial memorabilia up for auction

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NL Preview: St. Louis Cardinals At Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates downed the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Tuesday night, earning the right to face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS. The NL Central rivals faced off 19 times in 2013, with the Pirates taking ten of those contests. In their most recent matchup, the Cardinals swept the Pirates at home, outscoring them 26-10. Below is my preview of the NLDS, broken down into...

Mujica on roster; Kelly set for Game 3

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that most of the roster decisions were pretty clear before the Pittsburgh Pirates toppled the Cincinnati Reds in the wild-card playoff and advanced to the National League division series. The Pirates' win just offered the finishing touch. Edward Mujica will serve as "a righthanded reliever" according to Cardinals manager...

Carlos Beltran is best playoffs hitter ever

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Cardinals Rout Pittsburgh in NLDS Opener

The St Louis Cardinals used a 7 run inning and solid pitching to rout the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 in game one of the NL Division Series. Carlos Beltran‘s three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning and the St. Louis Cardinals got seven strong innings from Adam Wainwright to open a commanding 7-0 in the third. Beltran has 15 home runs, 10 doubles and 28 RBIs in 35 postseason...

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NLDS Game 1: Cardinals blister Pirates 9-1

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The St. Louis Cardinals have released seven minor league players from six different levels of play.

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