Ozuna hopes to stay put: 'I would love it'
( WASHINGTON -- As he prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse at Nationals Park late Tuesday night, Marcell Ozuna said he hopes that Game 4 of the National League Championship Series was not the end of his time with the Cardinals.

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Cards stay cold in DC, face ultimate challenge
( WASHINGTON -- In a must-win situation, almost everything went wrong for the Cardinals.

They did not get the start out of their ace that they needed. Their defense did not help. And even though their offense had more hits than it managed in the first two games of the series combined, it wasn't nearly enough to win.

After an 8-1 loss Monday night to the Nationals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, the Cardinals are one game from being swept and seeing ...    [ More ]
Cardinals homegrown Mr. October, David Freese, announces his retirement
( In the ninth inning Friday as the Cardinals tried to conjure, magically, a rally against the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, the scoreboard did its best to wake the spirits by playing highlights from Game 6 of the 2011 World Series.

David Freese's triple and then his walk-off homer to force a Game 7 the Cardinals would win has become more than a moment for the organization.

It's a talisman.

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Cards manage just 1 hit in Game 1 loss to Nats
( ST. LOUIS -- Just two days ago, the Cardinals scored 13 runs to advance to the National League Championship Series.

Game 1 against the Nationals was the complete opposite.

Nationals starter An?bal S?nchez held the Cardinals hitless until pinch-hitter Jos? Mart?nez singled up the middle with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The opportunity Mart?nez gave the Cardinals was squandered, though, in their ...    [ More ]
Cards romp their way to first NLCS since 2014
( ATLANTA -- Faced with the possibility of elimination on Wednesday, the Cardinals made sure their season was not going to end at SunTrust Park.

They emphatically made sure.

The Cardinals stomped their way to a 13-1 win over the Braves in Game 5 of the National League Division Series, sending St. Louis to its first NL Championship Series since 2014. The Cards will either play the Dodgers or the Nationals, pending the result of the other NLDS Game 5 on Wednesday. The ...    [ More ]
14 men, 10 runs in epic 1st inning for Cardinals
( In a first inning for the ages, the Cardinals plated 10 runs, which is the most in the opening frame in postseason history, against the Braves in a winner-take-all National League Division Series Game 5 at SunTrust Park on Wednesday.

St. Louis sent 14 men to the plate and knocked out Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz (seven runs) with just one out, and Max Fried (three runs) couldn't contain the damage either.

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Cards force Game 5 on Yadi's sac fly in 10th
( ST. LOUIS -- With their backs against the wall in every which way Monday, the Cardinals needed a hero, someone who could save the game, the series, the season.

Of course, it was Yadier Molina who stepped to the plate.

With runners on the corners and one out in the 10th inning, Molina -- who tied the game in the eighth with an RBI single that was deflected off Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman's glove -- lifted a towering fly ball to left field, deep enough to score ...    [ More ]
Clutch Cards stage dramatic comeback in G1
( ATLANTA -- The Cardinals scored six runs in the final two innings to win Game 1 of the National League Division Series, 7-6, against the Braves on Thursday at SunTrust Park. Marcell Ozuna's two-run double in the ninth inning broke a tie, and Kolten Wong's two-run double provided critical insurance.

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Cards clinch Central title in 9-0 pounding of Cubs
( On to Atlanta.

After some missteps in the past few days when they lost four games in succession, the Cardinals righted their course toward the National League Central Division title Sunday. They pounded the Chicago Cubs 9-0 before a sellout, paid house of 47,212 at Busch Stadium to secure their first division crown since 2015.

The Cardinals will contest the Eastern Division champion Atlanta Braves in a best-of-five division series to begin Thursday in Atlanta. Game 2 will ...    [ More ]
Comeback Clincher: Cardinals secure playoff berth by upending Cubs in ninth, sweeping series
( With a new and different way to madden their archrivals each game, the Cardinals assured their place in the postseason by taking a Cubs' lead and bending it and warping it in the ninth inning to pull off something they had not done in a long, long time.

Not since the year Albert Einstein won the Nobel for physics.

With two runs in the ninth inning the Cardinals flipped the Cubs and won 3-2 Sunday at Wrigley Field to complete their first four-game sweep at the ballpark ...    [ More ]