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  • Trusting instincts proved costly for Cardinals in Game 2

    Trusting instincts proved costly for Cardinals in Game 2
    Baseball isn’t about thinking. It’s about instincts and learned reactions. That’s why hitters take hundreds of swings a week in batting practice and pitchers throw dozens of pitches a week in the bullpen. But on Saturday, in one of...
  • Cardinals rally against Clayton Kershaw to stun Dodgers, 10-9

    Cardinals rally against Clayton Kershaw to stun Dodgers, 10-9
    It was such a nice little dream for the Dodgers. The timely hitting, Clayton Kershaw dominating, the jumping out to a five-run lead. And then came the other kind of dream, the nightmare variety. The kind that haunt and linger, and if a team’s...
  • Cardinals don't get down and out when trailing, rally squelches Dodgers

    Cardinals don't get down and out when trailing, rally squelches Dodgers
    For six innings Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals were handcuffed by Clayton Kershaw. They had managed just two hits while striking out eight times. Their own starter, Adam Wainwright, had been pounded. So when the Cardinals came to bat in the seventh...
  • Cardinals' winning rally escalates quickly and Clayton Kershaw can't stop it

    Cardinals' winning rally escalates quickly and Clayton Kershaw can't stop it
    The devastation began slowly, painfully, a nick here, a crack there, a bleeder, a blink, the quickening of a heartbeat. Is this really happening? This is Clayton Kershaw. How could this be happening? The devastation then finished quickly,...
  • It wasn't too much belief in Clayton Kershaw but not enough in bullpen

    It wasn't too much belief in Clayton Kershaw but not enough in bullpen
    Legacies are made in the postseason. It’s where memories are formed, images are permanently etched and moments become eternal. Clayton Kershaw longs to create such a memory on baseball’s grandest stage. He’s a player who’s done...
  • Clayton Kershaw shanks it again for Dodgers in 10-9 loss to Cardinals

    Clayton Kershaw shanks it again for Dodgers in 10-9 loss to Cardinals
    His back against a wall in a hallway outside the Dodgers clubhouse, Clayton Kershaw couldn't offer an explanation for what happened Friday night. In his most important start of the season, the best pitcher on the planet failed. Again. The playoffs...
  • Dodgers vs. Cardinals: How the NL division series opponents match up

    Dodgers vs. Cardinals: How the NL division series opponents match up
    The Dodgers have a big advantage on offense and with a rotation topped by the best pitcher in baseball, who will be available to start twice in the five-game series if needed. Add in a deeper, more versatile bench and a bullpen that finally began to hit...
  • Dodgers and Cardinals would be smart to make it all about baseball

    Dodgers and Cardinals would be smart to make it all about baseball
    It's a short series. It's only five games. There shouldn't be enough time for tired stereotypes and weak generalizations. But when it comes to the Dodgers and Cardinals, things can get real silly, real quick, so prepare for the worst. Based on the...
  • St. Louis' Michael Wacha in bullpen, Mark Ellis not activated

    Former Dodger Mark Ellis was left off the St. Louis Cardinals’ postseason roster while right-hander Michael Wacha, who beat the Dodgers twice in last fall’s National League Championship Series, will pitch out of the bullpen, Manager Mike...
  • Tuesday's recap: Cubs 4, Cardinals 3 (10 innings)

    Tuesday's recap: Cubs 4, Cardinals 3 (10 innings)
    The summary The Cubs, hoping to post a winning record at Wrigley Field for the first time since 2009, blew a 3-0 lead but rallied in the 10th. Anthony Rizzo double with one out to set up Welington Castillo's game-winning hit off reliever Pat Neshek with...
  • Timely redemption for Cubs' Rosscup, Castillo

    Timely redemption for Cubs' Rosscup, Castillo
    The sweetest redemption for rookie left-hander Zac Rosscup and catcher Welington Castillo surfaced at an ideal time for the Chicago Cubs. After blowing a 3-0 lead against National League Central leader St. Louis, Rosscup and Castillo each played...