Found September 09, 2013 on Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land:
After sending a message to the Pirates that basically said "Not in our house", the Cardinals ended a 17-game stretch against the best teams in the NL (Braves, Reds and Pirates) with a 10-7 record and a 1.5 game lead in the division. Things should get easier from here, as the Cardinals face 5 teams with a combined winning percentage of just .457 in their final 19 games.  Here is a comparison of the Cards remaining schedule against the other NL Central contenders: Cardinals Milwaukee Brewers (62-80):  Home Sept. 10-12 (3 games), Away Sept. 20-22 (3 games) Seattle Mariners (65-78):  Home Sept. 13-15 (3 games) Colorado Rockies (66-78):  Away Sept. 16-19 (4 games) Washington Nationals (73-69):  Home Sept. 23-25 (3 games) Chicago Cubs (60-82):  Home Sept. 27-29 (3 games) Overall record 326-387 (.457), 12 Home games, 7 Away Pittsburgh Pirates Texas Rangers (81-61):  Away Sept. 9-11 (3 games) Chicago Cubs (60-82):  Home Sept. 12-15 (4 games), Away Sept. 23-25 (3 games) San D...
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