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With their 12-6 win over the Brewers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday, the Cardinals can now go with their ace Chris Carpenter in the opener of the World Series.

Carpenter to get call for Cardinals in Game 1

Chris Carpenter has been tabbed as the likely starter for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers.Carpenter was being saved in the event the National League Championship Series went to a seventh and deciding game. The Cardinals made sure that didn't happen, routing the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6 to wrap up the NLCS in six games.Carpenter has...

Padres coach Balsley a fan of Carpenter

Long before Chris Carpenter became a Cy Young Award winner or helped the Cardinals to their 2006 World Series title, he was a 19-year-old biding his time before his professional debut, and Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley was his first manager.

Carpenter primed for key postseason start

MILWAUKEE • Whatever the result of Game 6 in the National League championship series on Sunday night, Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter arrived at Miller Park expecting to start tonight in Game 7.

St. Louis Cardinals 2011 Starter of the Year

In what should be a surprise to no one, Chris Carpenter is our choice as the St. Louis Cardinals’ top starting pitcher this season.

Carpenter gets Game 1 Series start for Cards

The pitching matchups for the first two games of the World Series are set, as Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said Chris Carpenter will take the ball for Game 1 on Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers' C.J. Wilson.

Elbow Swoon?

Chris Carpenter’s elbow may or may not be fine: Mozeliak, La Russa and Carpenter took turns Sunday night insisting that Carpenter’s right elbow is not an issue and that he would have started Game 7 against the Brewers if the Cards had failed to clinch. La Russa challenged a description of Carpenter being “sore” following his five-inning start in Game 3 while Carpenter dismissed...

Stars from both teams downplay injuries

The Wednesday evening forecast here calls for temperatures in the high 40s and a chance of rain. The conditions won't be ideal for Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton to play through a groin injury, or Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter to keep his sore right elbow warm. But both are expected to play. It is, after all, Game 1 of the World Series. Hamilton batted .293 during the...

Little to history between Rangers and Cardinals

The World Series matchup between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals will pit two teams with almost absolutely no history between them. In the era of interleague play, the Rangers and Cardinals have crossed paths just three times. St. Louis came to Rangers Ballpark in 2004, with the Cardinals taking two of three in that series in dominating fashion. St. Louis won the June...

Oh Nellie! Rangers OF Cruz is This Week’s Sports Dreamboat

If chicks do indeed dig the long ball, well then Nellie Cruz was probably busy this past week. Your ALCS MVP decided to get red hot against the Tigers, and connect for 6 HRs total in the series. The stats don’t lie Cruz hit .364, 6 Bombs, and 13 RBIs. All of his 8 hits went for extra bases. Behind Cruz’s efforts, the Rangers are headed to the World Series to face the St. Louis...

Cold temperature, rain possible for Game 1 of Series

Wednesday's Game 1 of the World Series promises to be ... well, cold. The weather forecast for the opening contest of the Fall Classic pitting the host St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers is scheduled to be in the 40s - with a chance of rain. With the wind chill taken into account, the temperature could drop into the upper 30s as the game goes into its later innings. St...

Wilson likely, but Rangers have options for Gm. 1

The Cardinals are in the World Series largely thanks to their ace, Chris Carpenter, who has led them all autumn with their season on the brink. The Rangers are in the World Series largely in spite of their ace, C.J. Wilson, whose brilliant regular season has been obscured by playoff hiccups.

Three Cardinals join the history books

Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina and Chris Carpenter have been on three NL pennant-winning teams for the Cardinals

World Series Predictions

This week the Rangers won the ALCS over the Detroit Tigers 4 games to 2 (which I predicted would happen) and punched their ticket to the World Series for the second straight year. I was there Saturday night to see them clinch and will be there this weekend for the World Series. I am so pumped and can’t wait for Wednesday, when the Series starts. Below are my predictions for both...
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