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With gray skies hovering over the park and rain in the forecast, nothing is guaranteed -- but Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, among others, expressed hope that Wednesday's NLCS Game 3 was not in jeopardy of delay or postponement.

La Russa gets results from Holliday, Craig

One hitter didn't have a spot, the other hitter wasn't filling his well. And for a manager liberal in lineup changes and entirely unhesitant to play to matchups, it took little other prodding for the Cardinals' Tony La Russa to make the switch.

La Russa, Cardinals going nuts for Rally Squirrel

Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals are going nuts for the Rally Squirrel.

Hairston Jr. is still in La Russa' hair

If you ask Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, although Thursday night might not have been the most propitious time, Jerry Hairston Sr. was one of his favorite players from 1981-86 when the former manage

Cards-Brewers series exactly as we thought

ST. LOUIS In six innings Thursday night, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa saw order restored to an even National League Central rivalry. The Cardinals' two-run lead after three innings? Gone by the end of the fourth. Any thoughts that this best-of-seven National League Championship Series will end without a return trip to Miller Park? Gone once Milwaukee Brewers players...

La Russa: Brewers, Cards are like twins

Even if the Brewers and Cardinals do not always get along, the two teams have proven to be evenly matched. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa even went so far on Tuesday to say the two clubs were nearly identical.

Pujols, La Russa on Cardinals' Game 2 victory

Tony La Russa lauds Albert Pujols after Cardinals star's big performance in NLCS Game 2.

Craig to start for Berkman in Game 4

Manager Tony La Russa expects to start Allen Craig in right field tonight against problematic lefthander Randy Wolf in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

Cardinals lean heavily on bullpen again

Tony La Russa used four relievers in Game 4 behind starter Kyle Lohse, who lasted just 4 1/3 innings.

Cards' bullpen suddenly looking good

ST. LOUIS The St. Louis bullpen has been a work in progress since opening day. There were blemishes in the early season. Through the juggling of manager Tony La Russa, nurturing of pitching coach Dave Duncan, and dealing of general manager John Mozeliak the complexion of the bullpen has changed. The timing couldn't be better. With a championship at stake, the Cardinals...

Game Picks - Thursday: October 13, 2011

Wednesday was another thrilling championship series day of baseball. Unsung hero, Scott Feldman pitched another scoreless inning and got a win. Nelson Cruz gunned Miguel Cabrera out at the plate and then hit a three-run homer off of Jose Valverde and Mike Napoli was a hero at the plate and behind it. The Tigers are now down three games to one but have their best pitcher on the...

Double Trouble

Nyjer Morgan hits the foul line in left for the Brewers fourth double of the evening. He’s on second with none out and the Cardinals and Brewers ties at two in the top of the fifth inning. Update: Morgan moves to third on a ground out to second. Update: That’s it for Kyle Lohse. With Ryan Braun coming up, Tony La Russa goes to the bullpen. Kyle gave up six hits in 4 1...

Pujols' power surge fuels Cards

MILWAUKEE • About an hour before Monday's first pitch, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa literally drew a line in the sand to illustrate Albert Pujols' issues this season against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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