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Magglio Ordonez and Yadier Molina hit decisive homers in the deciding games of each LCS.  (AP)
Two teams, taking two distinctive routes, are left standing, and the World Series field is set. The Cardinals beat the Mets, 3-1, in Game 7 of the NLCS to earn a date with the Tigers, who swept the A's in four games in the ALCS.
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The Cardinals' Jeff Suppan, who allowed one run over 15 innings in the NLCS, and Placido Polanco, who hit .529 for the Tigers in the ALCS, were series MVPs.  More >
Cards win:
St. Louis closer Adam Wainwright strikes out Carlos Beltran to give the Redbirds the 2006 NL Championship. Video  350K
Endy's amazing catch:
Endy Chavez goes over the left-field fence and takes a homer away from Scott Rolen in Game 7 of the NLCS. Video  350K
Cards receive NL trophy:
The 2006 NL Championship Award is presented to Cardinals chairman William O. DeWitt Jr. and manager Tony La Russa Video  350K
MLB.com FastCast, Oct. 19:
Yadier Molina's homer sends the Cardinals to the World Series. Video  350K
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 • King's Court, Oct. 19: Video 350K
 • Baseball Today, Oct. 19: Video 350K
 • Daily Rewind, Oct. 19: Video 350K
 • Cards celebrate: Video 350K
 • Mets discuss Game 7: Video 350K
 • Suppan named NLCS MVP: Video 350K
 • Suppan's strong start: Video 350K
 • Perez's solid six innings: Video 350K
 • Suppan and Molina on Game 7: Video 350K
 • Molina's two-run shot: Video 350K
 • Randolph's postgame remarks: Video 350K
 • La Russa's postgame remarks: Video 350K
Cardinals closer Adam Wainwright strikes out Carlos Beltran as St. Louis wins Game 7 of the NLCS at Shea Stadium.

Yadier Molina belts a two-run homer over the left-field wall in the ninth inning of Game 7 of the NLCS at Shea Stadium.
Endy Chavez reaches over the left-field wall to rob Scott Rolen of a two-run homer and then doubles off Jim Edmonds.

With one out in the second inning, Ronnie Belliard lays down a sacrifice bunt to score Jim Edmonds in Game 7.
Featured audio
 • Wright's RBI single Audio
 • Reyes' solo shot Audio
 • Beltran reflects on the season Audio
 • Spiezio: Our goal is to win it all Audio
 • Kinney: An unbelievable experience Audio
 • Taguchi: Homer gives me confidence Audio
 • Glavine: We fell short of our goal Audio
 • Heilman: One bad pitch cost us Audio
 • Suppan: Molina came up big Audio
 • Flores: Cards' bullpen full of grinders Audio
 • Duncan: It was an unbelievable game Audio
 • Wright: Suppan had a good gameplan Audio
Endy's amazing catch:
Endy Chavez goes over the left-field fence and takes a homer away from Scott Rolen in Game 7 of the NLCS. Video  350K

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The fall charge of the Tigers took another dramatic step Saturday night as Magglio Ordonez's walk-off three-run homer in the ninth inning finished the A's, 6-3, capped a four-game sweep of the American League Championship Series, and blasted manager Jim Leyland's squad into its first World Series since Detroit won it all in 1984.
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Tigers win series, 4-0
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 DET 5 @ OAK 1 Tue Oct. 10    
Gm 2 DET 8 @ OAK 5 Wed Oct. 11    
Gm 3 OAK 0 @ DET 3 Fri Oct. 13    
Gm 4 OAK 3 @ DET 6 Sat Oct. 14    
Yadier Molina's two-run homer in the ninth unlocked Game 7 and lifted the Cardinals into the World Series with a
3-1 victory over the Mets on Thursday. MVP Jeff Suppan dominated, allowing only two hits in seven-plus innings.
Wrap | Box score | Own the clincher 
Yadier Molina hit a game-winning two-run homer off Aaron Heilman in the top of the ninth inning as the Cardinals beat the Mets, 3-1, in Game 7 of the NLCS. More >

Cardinals win series, 4-3
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 STL 0 @ NYM 2 Thu Oct. 12    
Gm 2 STL 9 @ NYM 6 Fri Oct. 13    
Gm 3 NYM 0 @ STL 5 Sat Oct. 14    
Gm 4 NYM 12 @ STL 5 Sun Oct. 15    
Gm 5 NYM 2 @ STL 4 Tue Oct. 17    
Gm 6 STL 2 @ NYM 4 Wed Oct. 18    
Gm 7 STL 3 @ NYM 1 Thu Oct. 19    

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