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    Carp, Wilson have potent bats to tame in Game 1

    The task of setting a new tone for the 2011 World Series and restoring order on the mound will fall to aces Chris Carpenter of the Cardinals and C.J. Wilson of the Rangers in Game 1 on Wednesday. More >

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    Trip to World Series 'bittersweet' for Furcal

    Champagne-drenched Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal posed near the entrance in the visiting clubhouse at Miller Park after Sunday's NLCS-clinching victory until his face hurt. He was not going to let this moment, this feeling, pass. More >

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    Motte finds success as battery's other half

    Jason Motte began his professional career as a catcher, but he was converted to a pitcher in 2006, and he rocketed up to the Majors. Today, he serves as the Cardinals' de-facto closer. More >

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    Clinch allows Carpenter to get call in Game 1

    With their 12-6 win over the Brewers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday, the Cardinals can now go with their ace Chris Carpenter in the opener of the World Series. More >

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    'Pens still have chapters to author in Series

    The Rangers and Cardinals got this far because their relievers carried them. And now -- considering how much their starting rotations have struggled and how fearsome their lineups are -- we can probably look forward to a lot more bullpen usage between the Rangers and Cardinals. More >

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    Cards accomplish goal of avoiding Game 7

    Technically, Sunday's Game 6 was not a do-or-die situation for St. Louis in the National League Championship Series at Miller Park. Manager Tony La Russa, his staff and players just treated it as one. More >

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    For Pujols and Cards, no time like present

    When the Cardinals made two trades in late July to fortify their 2011 playoff chances, the description of the deals as "win-now" moves was almost pejorative. Turns out, that characterization was downright clairvoyant. More >

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    Cards, Crew turn Miller into launching pad

    Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, which ultimately became a 12-6 Cardinals victory that sent St. Louis to the World Series, was an impromptu Home Run Derby in the early innings. More >

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    Pujols' gesture helps fans salute Prince

    Albert Pujols called time in the eighth inning of what would prove Prince Fielder's final at-bat in the Brewers' final game of 2011, giving the fans at Miller Park a few more moments to say goodbye. At least, that's what the standing ovation felt like. More >

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    Take flight: Homers send Cards to Fall Classic

    With a 12-6 rout of the rival Brewers at Miller Park, St. Louis completed a six-game dismissal of Milwaukee in the National League Championship Series on Sunday night and advanced to the World Series to face the Texas Rangers. More >

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    Redbirds well aware of punch Rangers pack

    While the Redbirds certainly reveled in their postgame celebration, they know they're meeting a tough opponent in the Texas Rangers, who are appearing in the Fall Classic for a second straight year. More >

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    Brewers' beastly run ends with NLCS defeat

    Shaun Marcum's disastrous one-inning start transformed Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park into a Cardinals hitting clinic. An early barrage of runs sent the Brewers to a season-ending 12-6 loss and sent St. Louis on to the World Series. More >

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    Brewers tip cap to division-rival Cardinals

    There were no excuses to be made in the home clubhouse Sunday night at Miller Park. Simply put, the Cardinals were the better team, and the Brewers knew it. More >

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    Redbirds are National League's gold standard

    The time has come to move past the assumption, a mistaken one all along, that the Cardinals were already content. This is not -- and never was -- a team satisfied by merely playing in October. Their history indicates otherwise. More >

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    Brewers don't regret giving Marcum key start

    Even after the gamble proved more disastrous than many had feared, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke stood by his decision to give Shaun Marcum one more attempt to regain the successful form that he had displayed through the season's first five months. More >

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    Sloppy fifth for Crew puts game out of reach

    Jerry Hairston's actions accounted for two of the three errors the Brewers committed in the pivotal fifth inning of their season-ending 12-6 loss to the Cardinals in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday night. More >

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    Freese named NLCS MVP after powerful series

    Third baseman David Freese, who hit a three-run homer in the first inning of the Cardinals' 12-6 win against the Brewers in Game 6 on Sunday, was named the NLCS MVP. More >

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    Evenly matched foes should make for fun WS

    Whether you saw this coming or not, the Cards and Rangers will meet on the game's greatest and grandest stage Wednesday at Busch Stadium, when Game 1 of the 107th World Series gets under way. More >

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    Pujols shaken up on controversial play in fifth

    The Cardinals suffered a scare in the fifth inning on Sunday when Albert Pujols was hurt while retiring Ryan Braun at first base. Pujols remained in the game, though he said he injured his forearm and right knee. More >

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    Bulk of Crew's nucleus to return for another run

    There's a chance Prince Fielder might have played his last game in a Brewers uniform, but the good news for Milwaukee is that much of the team that made up the 2011 National League Central champs will be around at least one more year. More >