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ST. LOUIS When the damage was over, when the St. Louis Cardinals' hopes of closing this National League Championship Series at home were all but gone, Lance Lynn walked toward his dugout to little applause. It was a polite clap from few, the recognition a far cry from what the burly right-hander had in mind on what could have been a night of champagne and celebration to mark his franchise's 19th NL pennant.
Such visions were short-lived during the San Francisco Giants' 5-0 victory in Game 5 on Friday night, dashed with the NL West champion's four-run barrage in the fourth inning at a chilled Busch Stadium to cut the Cardinals' series lead to 3-2.Lynn's messy stretch lacked many things: Poise and control, command and a soft touch when throwing to second base, chief among them.
So with Lynn's loose hand, the Giants were made stronger. This series returns Sunday to San Francisco, where St. Louis must answer in a hostile setting with World Series dreams ...
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The St. Louis Cardinals franchise has been blessed to have so many great Hall of Fame players wear the Birds on the Bat.While the Cardinals have had many great players over the years, including Lou Brock and Bob Gibson, they do a great job of celebrating their legendary players at the right time.One of those instances came on Thursday night prior to Game Four of the National League...
Carlos Beltran returned to the St. Louis Cardinals' starting lineup Friday night for Game 5 of the NL championship series.
Beltran said his strained left knee felt good enough to play. The All-Star right fielder underwent 2 1/2 hours of treatment during the day, plus acupuncture to increase blood flow to the knee.
Beltran was set to bat second against San Francisco. The Cardinals...
Carlos Beltran is not in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting lineup for Game 4 of the NL championship series against the San Francisco Giants, a day after injuring his left knee while running on a double-play grounder.Matt Carpenter batted second in place of Beltran and played first base, with cleanup man Allen Craig moving to right field for Thursday night's game against the...
St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” This time, we discussed the National League Championship Series Game 5. If the Cardinals win, they can wrap up the series without...
Your browser does not support iframes. The St. Louis Cardinals had plenty to feel good about heading into Friday night's game against the San Francisco Giants, especially pitcher Adam Wainwright. After all, the right-hander helped St. Louis take a 3-1 lead in the NLCS after pitching a gem (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 5 K) in Thursday's 8-3 Cardinals victory. It appears as though those...
Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals roughed up Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in an 8-3 rout Thursday night that gave them a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series.
Matt Holliday, Jon Jay and Yadier Molina had two RBI apiece to lead a 12-hit outburst by a team that batted just .198 through the first three games of the series...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Jason Motte had a lot more time than usual to get ready, learning the plan before the grounds crew took the tarp off the field. It was nice to get some advance notice before going for the first two-inning save of his career under October pressure.
The San Francisco Giants went six up and six down against the St. Louis Cardinals' hard-throwing closer, thrust into...
Things were going swimmingly for the St. Louis Cardinals. They held a commanding lead in the NLCS at three games to one and just had to beat Barry Zito for their second straight trip to the World Series. But then serendipity showed up and a hashtag was born and somehow, a three games to two lead does not seem as solid as the series heads back to San Francisco. Can the Giants hold...
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright had six days to sit around and think about one of the worst starts of his career in one of the biggest games he had ever pitched. In the fifth and deciding game of the NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals, Wainwright put his team in a major hole, but his St. Louis Cardinals completed a historic comeback from that 6-0 deficit. Wainwright...
ST. LOUIS Rap music blared in a loose clubhouse, confidence oozed among players after turning the San Francisco Giants into a crater, and a franchise that has made October shock in vogue earned an unfamiliar role: A favorite charged with snuffing out the remaining light from this National League Championship Series.
"Obviously, that's a great club over there," said...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- One more win and another bunch of wild-card Cardinals get their chance to repeat.
Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and St. Louis roughed up Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in an 8-3 rout Thursday night that gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series.
The defending World Series champions can wrap up their second straight...
Lance Lynn fielded the easy comebacker in the fourth inning and quickly turned to try to start a double play at second base.
Instead, his throw caromed off the bag and set the Giants on a path that would send the National League championship series back to San Francisco.
Lynn was dominant through three innings of Game 5 Friday night, but his throwing error was crucial in a four...
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright had six days to sit around and think about one of the worst starts of his career. In the fifth and deciding game of the NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals, Wainwright struggled, but his St. Louis Cardinals completed a historic comeback from a 6-0 deficit. Wainwright went to the mound Thursday night for the first NL Championship Series...
San Francisco starter Barry Zito escaped a big jam in the second and the Giants and St. Louis Cardinals were scoreless after three innings of Game 5 of the NL championship series Friday night.
Lance Lynn did not allow a hit for the defending champion Cardinals. Up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, St. Louis is seeking to go to consecutive World Series for the first time since 1967...
Game 5 of the NLCS did not go quite as planned for the St. Louis Cardinals, though that should not have been much of a surprise as the game unfolded. The Redbirds now head back to San Francisco to face the Giants in Game 6 Sunday evening.
Everything started off great for the Cardinals. They weren’t hitting much off Barry Zito, but Lance Lynn held the Giants without even one hit...