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On a night when his Cardinals teammates had banged out 12 runs and 17 hits in a 12-3, Game 2 win over the Brewers, Octavio Dotel immediately flipped the conversation's focus to pitching.

Cardinals marketing "Rally Squirrel"

The "Rally Squirrel" may have been removed from Busch Stadium, but it is still very much a part of the postseason. The St. Louis Cardinals will distribute 40,000 rally towels with a squirrel design to fans at Wednesday's Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, a nod to the squirrels who ran on the field during the previous series. In addition to the free...

Cards to distribute Rally Squirrel towels for Gm 3

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals are going nuts for the Rally Squirrel.

Game 3 of NLCS shapes up as battle of aces

On the day he pitches, Chris Carpenter can be an ornery cuss. He prowls the mound, barks at hitters, and on at least one occasion has been known to invite a basepath collision. Though just an 11-game winner for the St. Louis Cardinals, the 36-year-old right-hander has been in dominating mode since midseason. Apparently in the Milwaukee Brewers' heads, too, heading into a matchup...

La Russa too late with hook

Game 1 of the National League Championship Series got away so fast, it left Cardinals manager Tony La Russa flat-footed in the dugout. With bombs exploding at Miller Park, with the pitching mound opening up like a pit of quicksand to swallow Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia, the future Hall of Fame manager didn't react.

Cardinals have Gallardo's number

ST. LOUIS -- Nobody on either side can quite figure out why Milwaukee Brewers All-Star starter Yovani Gallardo looks like a completely different pitcher against the St. Louis Cardinals. "I can't explain it," Gallardo said. But the Brewers ace, holder of a lifetime 53-34 record and a 3.52 ERA, seemingly transforms from a top of the rotation starter to someone Milwaukee...

Pujols' Excellent Adventure

MILWAUKEE -- In the light of day, the carnage created by Albert Pujols' Monday night demolition of the Milwaukee Brewers remains impressive. His four hits and five RBI only partially tell the story of

On Baseball: Cardinals, Minus an Ace, Were Able to Piece Together a New Plan

St. Louis lost starter Adam Wainwright for the year before the season even started, but relied on their offense and some key trades to fight its way into the playoffs.

Pujols powers up

After grounding into a critical double play with two runners on base in the seventh inning of Sunday's 9-6 loss, Albert Pujols put on a postseason show Monday night in the Cardinals' Game 2 blowout.

Pujols, Braun and Fielder rising to the occasion

One night after Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder stole the show, Albert Pujols helped the Cardinals even the National League Championship Series at a game apiece with a four-hit, five-RBI eruption in Game 2.

The Mighty Have Fallen

As the Yankees couldn't out-hit their pitching issues, even the Phillies' Four Aces couldn't out-pitch their hitting issues or Chris Carpenter in Game 5, sending the Cardinals forward in the postseason they weren't supposed to reach.

Albert Pujols leads Cardinals to 12-3 win over Brewers in Game 2 of NLCS

Thanks to Albert Pujols' monster night, the St. Louis Cardinals have done exactly what they set out to do in the NL championship series: Erase the Milwaukee Brewers' home-field advantage. Story includes post-game video.

Pujols-Marcum no longer a fair fight

At this point, if Albert Pujols vs. Shaun Marcum were a boxing match, it would be stopped, in the first round. Actually, it would be stopped at the weigh-in.

Ticket brokers take a hit on Game 1 prices

Two major ticket brokers in Milwaukee said Monday that the bottom fell out of the market for tickets to Game 1 of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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