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St. Louis Cardinals
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The St Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 in Game 5 of their NLDS matchup to win the series 3-2 and advance to the NLCS to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The inspirational run of the Pirates came to a close on Wednesday night in St Louis. Adam Wainwright was magnificent for the Cardinals in their 6-1 victory, allowing one run on eight hits in a complete game victory, striking out six and walking one. It was a shutdown performance reminiscent of Justin Verlander's start in Game 5 for the Tigers last year against the Athletics that ended Oakland's season.
Wainwright got all of the help he needed from his offense in the second inning, when David Freese hit a two-run homer off of Pittsburgh rookie Gerrit Cole to give St Louis a 2-0 lead. Freese's homer, the seventh of his Postseason career, simply kept carrying and carrying, over the head of Starling Marte and into the Pirates bullpen just beyond the left field wall.
For his part, Freese's ho...
BEST OF MAXIM
The St. Louis Cardinals will partake in the glorious, heart-pounding, frustrating-yet-exhilarating experience that is Game 5 of the National League Division Series for the third year in a row. They won both of those two previous games, but one player in particular most certainly hopes the game is more similar to 2011 than 2012 — Adam Wainwright.
The Cardinals 2011 ace, Chris Carpenter...
It was no secret that the key to winning game five of the National League Division Series would require a strong performance from Adam Wainwright. However, what he ultimately delivered was far more than just that. It was an effort that removed any doubt about whether he belonged among the most exclusive class of Cardinal hurlers all-time, Waino delivered. And it is now clear that...
ST. LOUIS -- When the best start of his career was complete, as his teammates rushed around to celebrate yet another October moment, Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright wrapped up Yadier Molina in an embrace that neither is likely to forget.
"It was hard to contain myself," Wainwright said after his complete-game gem. "I was teared up big-time. I had a death grip...
The last time the Pittsburgh Pirates played in a winner-take-all game in a playoff series, they lost Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS when Atlanta rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Braves memorably won on Sid Bream‘s slide into home, just beating the tag of Pirates catcher Mike LaValliere in one of the great moments in playoff history.
The Pirates are back...
Right-handed ace pitcher Adam Wainwright is The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com 2013 National League Division Series Most Valuable Player.
After yesterday's games, the Red Sox are in and the Tigers get to fight another day. The Tigers forced a Game 5 with a thrilling (and disputed) win over the Athletics. Yesterday, I speculated on whether Max Scherzer would start instead of Doug Fister. He did not. But Fister was decent and Scherzer did pitch after all and got the win in relief. After all, he got the run support...
Midnight struck for baseball’s Cinderella last night, as Adam Wainwright‘s curveball played the part of the wicked stepmother. Actually, I don’t know the Cinderella story well enough to know if that sentence makes sense, so let’s move on from this tortured analogy after just one sentence. The Pirates lost last night, and the season that put the city back on the map as a...
ST. LOUIS -- Heading into Game 5 of their NL division series against Pittsburgh, the Cardinals can take comfort in this: They're 7-1 the last three years when facing postseason elimination.
Manager Mike Matheny said poise comes from a mind-set of sticking to routine that is established during spring training.
"We saw it in Pittsburgh, and I anticipate seeing it tomorrow...
Nobody's better than the St. Louis Cardinals when they can't afford to lose.
Adam Wainwright went all the way on the mound and St. Louis got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Wednesday night, advancing to the National League Championship Series for the third straight season.
Wainwright scattered eight hits in his second dominant...
Yadier Molina and Game 5 pitching hero Adam Wainright shared this intimate embrace after beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Wednesday night. I mean they were a couple of inches away from a kiss there. It’s kind of sweet seeing how close they are. All that was missing was a little Diana Ross and Lionel […]
Just like their regular season series, the NLDS matchup between the Cardinals and Pirates was as close as could be, with St. Louis needing the full five games to advance to the NLCS for the third consecutive year. Here are five observations from the five-game set.
1. You don't want to face Adam Wainwright in the playoffs.
Wainwright's Game 5 start was his sixth career...
With a decisive Game 5 between the Pirates and the Cardinals, with the winner moving on the meet the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, viewers reached for the clicker to watch.
The complete game by Adam Wainwright that led the Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Pirates in Game 5 of the NLDS on Wednesday led to the most-watched game of the 2013 Postseason.
TBS’ national telecast of...
Two October heroes in the past for the Cardinals helped carry them to more October baseball in the future tonight at Busch Stadium.
Adam Wainwright the relief star of the 2006 World Series championship for the Cardinals held the Pittsburgh Pirates to eight singles over nine innings. David Freese the hitting star of the 2011 World Series championship for the Cardinals hit a two-run...
Experience against youth is featured in the game five pitching match up between the St Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. On the mound for the Cardinals will be their ace Adam Wainwright. He will be opposed by Pirates rookie Gerrit Cole.
The Cardinals forced a decisive game five on the heels of an outstanding performance by rookie pitcher Michael Wacha. He no-hit the Pirates...
The Cardinals’ pitching staff, obviously, is led by Adam Wainwright, and Wainwright’s curveball is the single biggest reason the team was able to slip past the Pirates in the previous round. Wainwright’s a veteran, and though he can throw pretty hard, he’s not known for his velocity so much as his movement and command. But behind Wainwright, this is a postseason staff featuring...