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St. Louis puts end to Arizona's unbeaten streak.

Looking at the Cardinals playoff path ahead

Now that the ten post-season teams are named and slotted, it is time to look at the upcoming schedule as it affects and may affect the St. Louis Cardinals. Obviously, winning Friday’s wild card game at Atlanta is mandatory to continue. Because of the compressed schedule with the second wild card being added this year, the Division Series will be played in a one-time-only 2-3 format...

Cardinals Injury News: Lance Berkman Pinch-Hits for St. Louis

When St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman underwent surgery on his knee in early September, it appeared that his season, and perhaps career, were over. However, Berkman was able to return for the Cardinals last night as a pinch-hitter. Manager Mike Matheny made the move as a gesture to Berkman, who is likely in his last season with the Cardinals. The veteran slugger...

St. Louis Cardinals clinch playoff spot: will attempt to defend World Series title

There have been some big changes in St. Louis since the Cardinals won the World Series last year with slugger Albert Pujols leaving the team as a free agent and manager Tony La Russa retiring. However, the club will still have the opportunity to defend its World Series title as they made the playoffs on Oct. 2 by clinching one of the National League’s wild card...

Cardinals carry 10 pitchers on wild-card roster

The St. Louis Cardinals are carrying 10 pitchers, one more than the Braves, on their 25-man roster for their NL wild-card game against Atlanta. Kyle Lohse is starting Friday. Manager Mike Matheny has only one other starting pitcher, Lance Lynn, active for the game. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has three starting pitchers on his roster. The Cardinals are carrying three catchers...

Cardinals overcome underdog role again

ATLANTA The St. Louis Cardinals have no problem being the underdog. In fact, they love it. After winning three playoff series as underdogs last season to win their 11th World Series title in franchise history, the Cardinals were back in a similar role for Friday's winner-take-all wild-card showdown against the Braves in Atlanta. And the results looked similar to last year...

Lohse will be Cardinals' wild-card starter despite postseason woes

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny relied more on Kyle Lohse's success this season than his past postseason failures when he named Lohse as his starting pitcher for Friday's one-game National League wild-card playoff against the Atlanta Braves. Lohse is 16-3, the best winning percentage of any National League starter, and his 2.86 ERA is fifth best in the league....

Lohse finally gets chance in spotlight

ATLANTA Snubbed from the All-Star team on multiple occasions and lost among rotations featuring Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright, Kyle Lohse could be considered one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball. Hell get the chance in the spotlight come Friday. The Cardinals have tabbed Lohse to start their one-game, winner-take-all wild card showdown against the Atlanta Braves...

Cards, Miller finish regular season strongly

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated Cincinnati in game 162 behind Shelby Miller’s first MLB start and now look ahead to Friday’s wild card game in Atlanta.

Disputed call takes spotlight in Cardinals' win

Worried that more debris could fly out of the stands, St. Louis players scrambled off the field and launched a wild-card celebration in the safety of their clubhouse. Players danced in a happy huddle. Champagne was sprayed. Then someone yelled ''Infield fly!'' Those were words that only the Cardinals could celebrate on this night. Matt Holliday homered and St....

Cardinals recap: St. Louis Cardinals 6 Atlanta Braves 3

The St. Louis Cardinals were fortunate enough to qualify for the playoffs this season thanks to Bud Selig's new "Wild Card" format.  After beating the Braves 6-3 on the road in front of some raucous fans at Turner Field in Atlanta, it is obvious that the new system did not take long to turn "wild." A curious eighth inning call led to Braves manager Freddi...

Cardinals beat Braves in disputed playoff

ATLANTA (AP) -- David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals rediscovered their postseason touch. Chipper Jones and the Braves kept throwing the ball away. And the Atlanta fans turned Turner Field into a trash heap. They said anything could happen in baseball's first wild-card playoff. Boy, did it ever. In a game protested by the Braves, Matt Holliday homered and the defending...

Cardinals Fans Get The Last Laugh

What a strange year it must have been for Albert Pujols. He went from winning the World Series and being the consensus biggest name in free agency, to having a worse batting average than Howie Kendrick. If the Angels wanted a .286 hitter who could get 100 RBI’s and 30 jacks, they could have just signed Big Papi for half the price. It looks like the Cardinals came out victorious...

Jason Heyward robs Yadier Molina of a home run

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