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Every World Series team is lucky


The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox have exceeded their own expectations all year, but only one team can keep doing it.

Cards lose on walk-off pick-off


The St. Louis Cardinals lose in a bruising, distracting fashion.

Cardinals trail Red Sox after Gomes homer


Jonny Gomes makes Mike Matheny pay for his confusing bullpen management.

Carlos Beltran strikes first as Cards lead 1-0

Carlos Beltran finally puts the Cardinals on the board against a weakened Clay Buchholz, but they're unable to chase him.

There's no such thing as letting the players play


Jim Joyce had to call obstruction, because baseball isn't football.

Here's the obstruction rule everybody's looking at


I don't relish World Series Game 3 ending like it did, but the St. Louis Cardinals' win appears to be justified by the rules.

Stumble-off! Cardinals win on obstruction call


The St. Louis Cardinals avoided disaster when Allen Craig tripped over a third baseman and scored the winning run on the ensuing obstruction call.

Cards take 2-0 lead early, can't build on it

The St. Louis Cardinals got on the board early, but they couldn't get back to it in a bases-loaded fourth inning rally.

Allen Craig won't start in Game 3


The St. Louis Cardinals' hobbled DH won't start at first base in Game 3 of the World Series.

Joe Kelly to start Game 3 in St. Louis


The St. Louis Cardinals will continue to ride their Joe Kelly hunch.

Cards run wild to even the World Series at 1


David Ortiz beat the Cardinals once, but he couldn't do it twice.

David Ortiz gives Boston the lead as Wacha tires


Michael Wacha stayed in to pitch to David Ortiz in the sixth inning, and it did not work.

Matt Holliday triples to get Cards on the board


Area unclutch man slams triple into gap.

Carlos Beltran will play Thursday


A day after bruising his ribs while pulling back a grand slam, Carlos Beltran is back in the lineup.

Carlos Beltran injured while robbing grand slam


The St. Louis Cardinals squandered yet more Carlos Beltran postseason heroics, but at least we got a cool GIF out of it.

The Cardinals drop the ball in opening innings.

Game 1 of the World Series began anything but auspiciously for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Adam Wainwright's invisible career year

The St. Louis Cardinals' ace didn't just recover from elbow surgery—he put together the best season of his career.

The Cardinals are one-dimensional where it counts

Only being good at one thing is better than not being good at anything.

Allen Craig to play in the World Series—somewhere

The St. Louis Cardinals' offense gets a boost, and their defense gets an additional question mark.

Michael Wacha's newest and best small sample size

A few innings here, a few innings there.

The Cardinals aren't an accident

Here's a weird, anxiety-inducing thing about sports fandom, and probably sports: You can lose a series you were leading 3-1, but you don't want to be the 3-1-series-losing-guys. You can be the...

Cards lead Dodgers 3-2 through four-plus

Lance Lynn continues to fuel the search for Shelby Miller while Matt Holliday gets onto the board.

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