Found September 27, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Some of the drama in the National League is over - the St Louis Cardinals are NL Central champions for the first time since 2009. The division title is actually only the second for the Cardinals since they won three in a row from 2004-06, but the club was the NL's lone Wild Card in 2011, and one of two Wild Cards in 2012. The Cardinals clinched the division title by beating the Cubs 7-0 in St Louis. The Cardinals were in a dogfight for the NL Central championship all season with the Pirates and Reds, but have been in at least a tie for the division's top spot since shutting out the Pirates 5-0 on September 7th. St Louis also is tied for the best record in the National League with the Braves at 95-65. Both teams will be hosting the opening games of the NLDS, but whichever team finishes with the better record gets to host the winner of the Pirates-Reds Wild Card game as opposed to facing off with the Dodgers, who are looking like a tough matchup in a short series. Ho...
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