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  1. Cardinals waste no time, take 2-0 lead over the Red Sox in the first inning of Game 3

    Oct 26, 2013, 8:32 PM EST

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    Jake Peavy went into his start in Game 3 of the World Series hoping to improve on his last start in which he allowed seven runs in three innings of work against the Tigers in Game 4 of the ALCS. The Cardinals aren’t playing nice, as they quickly got to Peavy in the bottom of…

  2. World Series, Game 3: Red Sox-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 26, 2013, 4:40 PM EST

    World Series Red Sox Cardinals Baseball AP

    Lineups for Game 3 of the World Series at Busch Stadium … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia 1B David Ortiz LF Daniel Nava 3B Xander Bogaerts C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew SP Jake Peavy As expected, David Ortiz is making the start at first base while Mike Napoli…

  3. Cardinals strike first in Game 2 of World Series

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:16 PM EST

    Matt Holliday AP

    The Cardinals have their first lead of the 2013 World Series. After St. Louis was held scoreless through the first three innings tonight by John Lackey, Matt Holliday led off the top of the fourth inning by hitting a ball to the right-center field gap. The ball deflected off the wall and rolled along the…

  4. World Series, Game 2: Cardinals-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 24, 2013, 6:27 PM EST

    2013 World Series Media Day

    Lineups from Game 2 at Fenway Park … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina DH Allen Craig 3B David Freese CF Jon Jay SS Daniel Descalso SP Michael Wacha Carlos Beltran tested his injured ribs during pregame batting practice and apparently felt good enough to…

  5. World Series, Game 1: Cardinals-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 23, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    2013 World Series Media Day

    Lineups for Game 1 at Fenway Park … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday DH Allen Craig C Yadier Molina 3B David Freese 1B Matt Adams CF Shane Robinson SS Pete Kozma SP Adam Wainwright As expected Allen Craig is in the lineup at designated hitter, playing for the first time…

  6. Forget the ‘one great player’ structure for this World Series

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

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    BOSTON — There seems to be quite a bit of talk about continuity going into this year’s World Series. Well, hey, it’s the Cardinals and the Red Sox again. Fourth time. That was the matchup in ’46, with Stan Musial and Ted Williams, Enos Slaughter and Johnny Pesky, Red Schoendienst and Bobby Doerr and that…

  7. Allen Craig is on the Cardinals’ World Series roster

    Oct 22, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    allen craig getty

    Allen Craig has passed whatever tests he needed to pass, because Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced that the injured first baseman will be on the World Series roster after not playing since September 4 due to a foot injury. Craig has been hitting for a while now, but the issue is whether his foot will…

  8. Cardinals put Game 6 out of reach with a fifth-inning outburst

    Oct 18, 2013, 10:36 PM EST

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    After going up 4-0 in the third inning, the Cardinals continued to tack on runs in the fifth. In doing so, they chased Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw from the game after 98 pitches. The lefty did not record an out in the fifth. The inning started off with Yadier Molina singling to right field. Yasiel…

  9. The Cardinals pull ahead in Game 6 with a big third inning

    Oct 18, 2013, 9:50 PM EST

    Matt Carpenter

    Post-season legend Carlos Beltran staked the Cardinals to an early lead in the top of the third with a line drive RBI single to center against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw. The opportunity was set up by Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter, who worked an 11-pitch at-bat — including seven consecutive foul balls — against Kershaw…

  10. NLCS, Game 6: Dodgers-Cardinals lineup

    Oct 18, 2013, 4:55 PM EST

    NLCS Cardinals Dodgers Baseball

    Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford 2B Mark Ellis 1B Adrian Gonzalez RF Yasiel Puig CF Andre Ethier 3B Juan Uribe C A.J. Ellis SS Nick Punto SP Clayton Kershaw Hanley Ramirez has tried to play through a cracked rib, but was in obvious pain and is now out of the Dodgers’ lineup. Nick Punto is starting…

  11. NLCS, Game 5: Cardinals-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

    NLCS Cardinals Dodgers Baseball

    Lineups for Game 5 at Dodger Stadium … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Pete Kozma SP Joe Kelly David Freese is in the lineup again, playing through a calf injury, and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has gone…

  12. NLCS, Game 4: Cardinals-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 15, 2013, 5:05 PM EST

    NLCS Cardinals Dodgers Baseball

    Lineups for Game 4 in Los Angeles … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Daniel Descalso SP Lance Lynn So much for David Freese’s calf injury being a major issue. Not only aren’t the Cardinals going to replace…

  13. David Freese exits Game 3 of NLCS with calf tightness

    Oct 14, 2013, 9:59 PM EST

    David Freese Getty

    UPDATE: Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times passes along word that Freese exited with right calf tightness. He’s considered day-to-day. 9:44 p.m. ET: Troubling development for the Cardinals, as third baseman David Freese was forced to exit Game 3 of the NLCS tonight with an apparent injury. Freese was visited by Cardinals manager Mike…

  14. NLCS, Game 3: Cardinals-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 14, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

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    Below are the starting lineups for Game 3 of the NLCS between the Cardinals and Dodgers. First pitch at Dodger Stadium is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on TBS. St. Louis currently leads the best-of-seven series 2-0. Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday C Yadier…

  15. Allen Craig took batting practice with teammates “cheering and chanting his name”

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Allen Craig

    Allen Craig was left off the NLCS roster because he’s not recovered from a broken foot, but the Cardinals are holding out hope that he can be available for the World Series and he took a step toward that goal yesterday. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Craig took live batting practice “with a handful…

  16. The Cardinals get on the board first in Game 2 of NLCS

    Oct 12, 2013, 5:33 PM EST

    Jon Jay Getty

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was able to strand Matt Carpenter at third base after a leadoff triple in the bottom of the first inning, but he wasn’t as fortunate in the fifth inning. David Freese led off the fifth with a double to the left field corner and eventually moved over to third base on…

  17. NLCS, Game 2: Dodgers-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 12, 2013, 3:04 PM EST

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    Lineups for Game 2 of the NLCS in St. Louis … Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford 2B Mark Ellis 1B Adrian Gonzalez RF Yasiel Puig 3B Juan Uribe CF Skip Schumaker C A.J. Ellis SS Nick Punto SP Clayton Kershaw Big changes now that Hanley Ramirez has been scratched due to sore ribs. Carl Crawford and…

  18. Allen Craig cleared for more baseball activity

    Oct 11, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    allen craig getty

    Cardinals first baseman-slash-outfielder Allen Craig has been cleared for more baseball activity, reports Brian Stull on Twitter. He has been sidelined since early September due to a Lisfranc injury in his right foot, ending the regular season with a .315/.373/.457 line and 97 RBI in 563 plate appearances. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak has not ruled out…

  19. NLCS, Game 1: Dodgers-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 11, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    2013NLCS

    Lineups for Game 1 in St. Louis … Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford 2B Mark Ellis SS Hanley Ramirez 1B Adrian Gonzalez RF Yasiel Puig 3B Juan Uribe CF Andre Ethier C A.J. Ellis SP Zack Greinke Andre Ethier was limited to pinch-hitting duties in the NLDS and hasn’t started a game since aggravating a leg…

  20. The League Championship Series storylines are … complicated

    Oct 11, 2013, 9:10 AM EST

    Boston Red Soxs

    Not gonna lie: it’s going to be a bit of a mess trying to graft your narratives on to this year’s LCS matchups and potential World Series matchups, folks.  All of the easy stories about the plucky Pirates, the quasi-homeless A’s and Joe Maddon-as-baseball’s-Phil Jackson are out the window. Everyone’s happy the Braves are gone.…

  21. UPDATE: Allen Craig likely not available for the NLCS

    Oct 10, 2013, 9:27 AM EST

    allen craig getty

    UPDATE: Nope, likely not happening. Mike Matheny just said it was doubtful Craig will be on the roster. 9:27 AM: Allen Craig missed the NLDS due to an injured foot. Matt Adams filled in nicely, going 6 for 19 with a double and a homer.  But Craig is hoping to be back for the NLCS…

  22. Pirates get on the board in Game 5 of NLDS

    Oct 9, 2013, 10:16 PM EST

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    Pittsburgh has its first run in this NLDS Game 5. Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright cruised through his first six innings and got two quick outs to open the seventh, but Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter slipped while trying to pick up a Justin Morneau infield single and then Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma misplayed a Marlon…

  23. NLDS, Game 5: Pirates-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 9, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    Lineups for the entire collection of marbles in St. Louis … Pirates: LF Starling Marte 2B Neil Walker CF Andrew McCutchen 1B Justin Morneau RF Marlon Byrd 3B Pedro Alvarez C Russell Martin SS Clint Barmes SP Gerrit Cole Aside from a one-game switch from Clint Barmes to Jordy Mercer at shortstop Pirates manager has…

  24. NLDS, Game 4: Cardinals-Pirates lineups

    Oct 7, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    St. Louis tries to stay alive in Pittsburgh … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Pete Kozma SP Michael Wacha Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is sticking by his standard lineup, but the batting order changes a bit with…

  25. Cardinals’ injuries taking a toll with elimination near

    Oct 6, 2013, 9:03 PM EST

    Justin Morneau, Matt Adams

    In some ways, the Cardinals are better off than most. They don’t lose much at first base with Matt Adams filling in for Allen Craig, and they’re still fine in the ninth since Trevor Rosenthal replaced the sore-shouldered Edward Mujica in the closer’s role. But the truth is that both injuries played huge roles in…

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