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League Championship Series
Championship Series:
AL: Red Sox-Yankees, Gm 7
NL: Astros-Cardinals, Gm 7
Division Series:
AL: Twins-Yankees
AL: Red Sox-Angels
NL: Dodgers-Cards
NL: Astros-Braves

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10/21, GAME 7:  Cardinals 5, Astros 2  Wrap >
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Cardinals' coronation complete
MLB.TV ArchivesExtended HighlightsPlays of the Game
The Cardinals set up a World Series showdown with the Red Sox as Scott Rolen snapped a tie with a two-run homer in the sixth.  Own the game >
Top plays
 Scott Rolen's go-ahead HR: 56K | 350K
 Albert Pujols' game-tying double: 56K | 350K
 Tony Womack scores on squeeze play: 56K | 350K
 Edgar Renteria makes a nice stab: 56K | 350K
Cardinals NL champsCards are NL Champs:
The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their first World Series appearance since 1987. 56K | 350K
Cardinals celebrateMLB.com Magazine:
MLB.com drops in on the Cardinals' NL pennant celebration in the clubhouse. 56K | 350K
Tony La RussaLa Russa on his team:
Cards manager Tony La Russa talks about Scott Rolen's home run and returning to the World Series. 56K | 350K
Albert PujolsPujols' dream comes true:
Albert Pujols talks about the Cards' well-balanced attack and the teamwork they display. 56K | 350K
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 Edgar Renteria's bare-handed play: 56K | 350K
 Tony Womack's sliding catch: 56K | 350K
 Carlos Beltran scores on an error: 56K | 350K
 Brad Ausmus picks off Tony Womack: 56K | 350K
 Jim Edmonds' diving catch: 56K | 350K
 Craig Biggio's leadoff homer: 56K | 350K
 Scott Rolen on his home run: 56K | 350K
 Jim Edmonds on his catch: 56K | 350K
 Larry Walker's first pennant: 56K | 350K
 Reggie Sanders enjoys third pennant: 56K | 350K
 Postgame press conference: 350K
 Pregame press conference: 350K
 Stayin' Hot Previews Game 7: 350K

10/20, GAME 6:  Cardinals 6, Astros 4  Wrap >
Jim Edmonds
Knot so fast: Cards send series to 7
MLB.TV ArchivesExtended HighlightsPlays of the Game
Jim Edmonds blasted a two-run homer in the 12th to force extras as the Cards sent the NLCS to Game 7.  Own the game >
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 Jeff Bagwell's RBI single in ninth: 56K | 350K
 Edgar Renteria fielding highlights: 56K | 350K
 Mike Lamb's solo homer in fourth: 56K | 350K
 Albert Pujols' two-run homer in first: 56K | 350K
Edmonds walkoffEdmonds' walk-off homer:
Jim Edmonds lifted Dan Miceli's 0-1 offering into the Cardinals bullpen, forcing a Game 7. 56K | 350K
Ausmus tagAusmus tags Pujols:
Brad Ausmus makes a spectacular play at the plate to tag out Albert Pujols. 56K | 350K
Larry WalkerLarry Walker flashes leather:
Larry Walker got the job done in right field with his glove and powerful arm. 56K | 350K
MLB.com MagazineMLB.com talks to media:
Steve Lyons and other members of the media talk with Ben Platt about the NLCS. 56K | 350K
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 Albert Pujols beats Beltran to the bag: 56K | 350K
 Mike Lamb's diving catch in seventh: 56K | 350K
 Jeff Bagwell's RBI double in third: 56K | 350K
 Edgar Renteria's two-run single in third: 56K | 350K
 Lance Berkman's sacrifice fly in first: 56K | 350K
 Edgar Renteria snares a liner in third: 56K | 350K
 Jose Vizcaino caught stealing in second: 56K | 350K
 Postgame press conference: 350K
 Pregame press conference: 350K
 Stayin' Hot previews Game 6: 350K

10/19, OFF DAY
Matt MorrisNLCS off-day press conferences:
Matt Morris, Tony La Russa and Phil Garner look ahead to Game 6. 350K

10/18, GAME 5:  Astros 3, Cardinals 0  Wrap >
Houston Astros Jeff Kent hits the gw hr in 9th inning of NLCS game five Monday night at Minute Maid Park
Kent curbs Cards' enthusiasm
MLB.TV ArchivesExtended HighlightsPlays of the Game
St. Louis' 2-0 series lead? Up in smoke as Jeff Kent blasted a three-run homer in the ninth and the Astros seized the NLCS lead.  Own the game >
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 Carlos Beltran's sliding catch: 56K | 350K
 Tony Womack ends Backe's no-hit bid: 56K | 350K
 Woody Williams' impressive outing: 56K | 350K
Jeff Kent's walkoff HRKent's walk-off homer:
Jeff Kent's towering walk-off home run gave the Astros a 3-2 lead over the Cardinals in the NLCS. 56K | 350K
Brandon BackeBacke's eight-inning gem:
The Astros starter retired the first 13 Cardinals batters he faced in Game 5, fanning four over eight innings. 56K | 350K
Rolen diveGame 5 defensive gems:
Both the Astros and Cardinals flashed the leather in this classic Game 5 matchup. 56K | 350K
Roger Clemens'Stros are happy with success
Roger Clemens talks about his son; former and current Astros discuss the team's success. 56K | 350K
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 Albert Pujols' nice defensive play: 56K | 350K
 Scott Rolen's diving play in fourth: 56K | 350K
 Postgame press conference: 350K
 Pregame press conference: 350K
 Stayin' Hot previews Game 5: 350K

10/17, GAME 4:  Astros 6, Cardinals 5  Wrap >
Carlos Beltran
Astros on level terms with Cardinals
MLB.TV ArchivesExtended HighlightsPlays of the Game
Carlos Beltran homered for the fifth straight game and Lance Berkman drove in three as the Astros rallied against the Cards in Game 4 of the NLCS.  Own the game >
Top plays
 Lance Berkman's solo homer in sixth: 56K | 350K
 Raul Chavez's RBI single in sixth: 56K | 350K
 Lance Berkman's two-run double in third: 56K | 350K
Carlos BeltranCarlos Beltran hits eighth playoff HR:
Beltran goes yard for the eighth time this postseason. This one gives Houston the lead. 56K | 350K
Pujols HRAlbert Pujols' two-run homer in first:
The Cardinals slugger struck again in the first inning, giving St. Louis an early lead. 56K | 350K
Nolan RyanMLB.com chats with Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan:
Nolan Ryan talks about the Astros and the similarities between this club and the one he played for. 56K | 350K
Red SchoendeinstPlatt profiles Schoendienst
MLB.com's Ben Platt chats with Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst about his 63 years in baseball as a player, coach and manager. 56K | 350K
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 Tony Womack turns double play: 56K | 350K
 Jeff Bagwell's diving catch: 56K | 350K
 Craig Biggio gets caught stealing: 56K | 350K
 Albert Pujols' RBI single in fourth: 56K | 350K
 Jim Edmonds' sacrifice fly in third: 56K | 350K
 John Mabry's RBI single in first: 56K | 350K
 Postgame press conference: 350K
 Pregame press conference: 350K
 Stayin' Hot previews Game 4: 350K
 Hanging with 'Stros fans: 56K | 350K

10/16, GAME 3:  Astros 5, Cardinals 2  Wrap >
Roger Clemens
Cards lost in Mr. Roger's neighborhood
MLB.TV ArchivesExtended HighlightsPlays of the Game
Roger Clemens threw a wrench in the Cardinals' postseason plans and the Astros clawed back into the NLCS with huge Game 3 win.  Own the game >
Top plays
 Lance Berkman solo homer in eighth: 56K | 350K
 Jim Edmonds' solo homer in second: 56K | 350K
 Larry Walker's solo homer in first: 56K | 350K
Carlos Beltran homers (3) on a fly ball to left center field.Carlos Beltran's solo homer in eighth:
Beltran clubbed his seventh home run of the 2004 postseason. 56K | 350K
Roger ClemensRoger Clemens' seven strikeouts:
Roger Clemens was as solid as ever for the Astros, fanning seven. 56K | 350K
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 Brad Lidge's five strikeouts: 56K | 350K
 Orlando Palmeiro's great throw: 56K | 350K
 Lance Berkman's RBI single in first: 56K | 350K
 Scott Rolen's double play in first: 56K | 350K
 MLB.com Magazine in Houston: 56K | 350K
 Postgame press conference: 350K
 Pregame press conference: 350K
 Stayin' Hot previews Game 3: 350K

10/15, OFF DAY
Phil GarnerPhil Garner talks about the Astros' chances:
Phil Garner talks about the Astros' meeting with the Cards in Game 3. 350K
Roger ClemensRoger Clemens off-day interview:
Astros starter Roger Clemens talks about his Game 3 start and his future in baseball. 350K
Press Conferences
 Off-day press conference: 350K

10/14, GAME 2:  Cardinals 6, Astros 4  Wrap >
Larry Walker, Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen
A perfect storm: Cardinals take 2-0 lead
MLB.TV ArchivesExtended HighlightsPlays of the Game
Neither Mother Nature nor the Astros could dampen the Cardinals' playoff parade as Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen homered in the eighth to give St. Louis the win.  More >
Top plays
 Scott Rolen's two home runs: 56K | 350K
 Cardinals' strike-'em-out-throw-'em-out: 56K | 350K
 Morgan Ensberg's homer in fourth: 56K | 350K
Pujols Rolen HRAlbert Pujols, Scott Rolen back-to-back HRs:
Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen went back-to-back at the perfect time in Game 2. 56K | 350K
Beltran HRCarlos Beltran's solo shot in first:
Carlos Beltran clubbed his sixth home run of the 2004 postseason in Game 2. 56K | 350K
96 houSTL Larry Walker homersLarry Walker's two-run homer in fifth:
Larry Walker continues to produce for the Cardinals in the playoffs. 56K | 350K
Ben PlattPlatt visits Gitto's Restaurant
Ben Platt talks with St. Louis restaurant owner Charlie Gitto about the legends who frequent his place. 56K | 350K
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 Morgan Ensberg ties the game: 56K | 350K
 Lance Berkman's RBI single in fifth: 56K | 350K
 Pete Munro's error on a pickoff: 56K | 350K
 Reggie Sanders throws out Jose Vizcaino: 56K | 350K
 Postgame press conference: 350K
 Pregame press conference: 350K
 Stayin' Hot previews Game 2 56K | 350K

10/13, GAME 1:  Cardinals 10, Astros 7  Wrap >
Larry Walker
Cardinals' six-run sixth sinks Astros
MLB.TV ArchivesExtended HighlightsPlays of the Game
A pair of early deficits proved to be no problem for the Cardinals as they turned on the offense in the sixth inning, en route to a 10-7 win over the Astros in Game 1 of NLCS.  Own the game >
Top plays
 Albert Pujols goes yard in first 56K | 350K
 Lance Berkman's two-run home run: 56K | 350K
 Larry Walker's RBI single in sixth: 56K | 350K
 Jeff Kent homers in fourth: 56K | 350K
Beltran HRCarlos Beltran homers in first:
Carlos Beltran's home run put the visiting Astros on the scoreboard early. 56K | 350K
Walker reelLarry Walker's big night:
Larry Walker had a huge night, going 3-for-5 with a single, double and triple. 56K | 350K
Jim EdmondsJim Edmonds drives in three:
Jim Edmonds' double to right field plated three runs for the Cards and secured the win. 56K | 350K
MLB.com's Ben Platt visits the Cardinals Museum.Visiting the Cards Museum:
MLB.com's Ben Platt and Museum curator Paula Homan take look at the Cardinals' rich baseball tradition. 56K | 350K
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 Scott Rolen's RBI single in fifth: 56K | 350K
 Woody Williams' double in fifth: 56K | 350K
 Mike Lamb's solo homer in ninth: 56K | 350K
 Cards fans rally in St. Louis: 56K | 350K
 Postgame press conference: 350K
 Pregame press conference: 350K

 ASTROS //  NLDS WRAPUP
Astros win:
Houston records the final out in a 12-3 rout of the Braves to clinch its first postseason series victory.
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Complete NLDS highlights >

 ASTROS //  TOP PLAYS OF 2004
How they got here: Recap the surprising late season surge that led to the NL wildcard.
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Oct. 3: Brandon Backe pitched the game of his life as Houston clinched the wildcard berth. 56K | 350K
Aug. 31: Back-to-back-to-back homers key an 8-0 win over Cincinnati. 56K | 350K
Aug. 19: The Astros turn a 5-4-3 triple play against Philadelphia. 56K | 350K
June 27: Carlos Beltran makes a great catch to rob a home run in a 1-0 win over Texas. 56K | 350K
May 5: Roger Clemens passes Steve Carlton on the all-time strikeout list. 56K | 350K
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 CARDINALS //  NLDS WRAPUP
How they got here:
MLB.com's Seth Everett recaps the series with video highlights from all four games.
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Complete NLDS highlights >

 CARDINALS //  TOP PLAYS OF 2004
How they got here: Recap St. Louis' run to 105 victories and NL Central crown in 2004.
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Sept. 6: Jim Edmonds makes an incredible running catch. 56K | 350K
June 17: Reggie Sanders' pinch-single scores the winning run in the ninth against Oakland. 56K | 350K
June 1: Albert Pujols added to his record-breaking totals with a 5-for-5 day against the Pirates. 56K | 350K
Apr. 29: Jim Edmonds knocks a walk-off homer in the 13th inning against the Phils. 56K | 350K
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