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Red Sox Win Evens World Series

Jonny Gomes' 3-run homer helped win it, 4-2

(Newser) - Jonny Gomes arrived at Busch Stadium expecting to watch Game 4 of the World Series from the Red Sox dugout. Halfway through batting practice, Boston's plans changed. Shane Victorino didn't recover in time from a bad back. With the Red Sox trailing St. Louis by two games to...

Crazy Call Gives St. Louis Game 3 Win

Red Sox get called for obstruction, allowing game-winning run

(Newser) - The Cardinals rushed to the plate to congratulate Allen Craig. The Red Sox stormed home to argue with the umpires. The fans seemed too startled to know what to do. In perhaps the wildest finish imaginable, the rare ruling against third baseman Will Middlebrooks allowed Craig to score with two...

Cardinals Headed to World Series

After beating Dodgers last night

(Newser) - Clayton Kershaw was long gone. Michael Wacha kept Dodgers hitters down, ignoring the surprisingly big lead and pitching as if the opposing ace was still dealing. The rookie left no doubt in a 9-0 rout last night that put the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series for the second...

Radio Show Canned After Host Claims Pujols was a 'Juicer'

Former Cardinal Jack Clark says Pujols' trainer told him so

(Newser) - A St. Louis radio station has dropped a show co-hosted by former Cardinals player Jack Clark after Clark claimed on-air that Angels player Albert Pujols had used steroids. Clark was only in his first week as a radio host on WGNU when he said Pujols' former trainer Chris Mihlfeld told...

Cardinals&#39; Great Stan Musial Dies at 92
 Cardinals' Great 
 Stan Musial Dies at 92 

Cardinals' Great Stan Musial Dies at 92

'The mold broke with Stan.'

(Newser) - No last name necessary. A slew of batting titles. Corkscrew stance. Humble. A gentleman. All-around good guy. Stan the Man. Stanley Frank Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star who was one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, died yesterday. He was 92. "I never heard anybody...

Giants Advance to World Series

San Francisco crushes Cardinals, 9-0

(Newser) - Matt Cain pitched his second clincher of October as the San Francisco Giants won their record-tying sixth elimination game of the postseason, beating the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NL championship series. The Giants return to the World Series two years after...

Cardinals Might Be 'Most Clutch' Team Ever

Down to the final strike again? No problem: Ryan Bothmann

(Newser) - What the St. Louis Cardinals did to the Washington Nationals last night has Ryan Bothmann at Bleacher Report wondering whether this might be the "most clutch" team in sports history. If you missed it, the Cards once trailed 6-0 in the game but scored four in the bottom of...

Crazy Call Creates Mayhem in Playoff Game

Disputed infield fly rule helps Cardinals beat Braves

(Newser) - The first wild-card playoff game in baseball history turned out to be just plain wild yesterday, thanks to a complicated rule that has long been part of baseball, even if many people don't know exactly what it is. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3, with help...

Angels Land Albert Pujols for $250M
 Angels Land 
 Albert Pujols 
 for $250M 


Angels Land Albert Pujols for $250M

Deal is for 10 years, $250 million

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Angels made two huge splashes today, snatching up two of the biggest free agents on the market: Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson. Pujols has agreed to a 10-year deal worth between $250 and $260 million, a source tells Yahoo! Sports . Depending on the exact number, it may...

Cardinals' Tony LaRussa: I'm Retiring

Manager announces retirement days after World Series win

(Newser) - If you’re going to retire, there may be no sweeter time to do it than three days after winning the World Series: “I think this just feels like it's time to end it,” said St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa today, as he announced his...

Crazy Cardinals Wager Wins Man $375K

Anonymous bettor shrugged off 999-1 odds

(Newser) - Think the Cardinals were a longshot to win the World Series last night? One man who didn't mind 999-1 odds in September made two $250 wagers—and won $375,000, Yahoo Sports reports. His bet for the conference series won him $125,000, and his World Series wager turned...

St. Louis Cardinals Beat Texas Rangers in Game 7 to Win World Series
 Cardinals Win World Series 

Cardinals Win World Series

St. Louis beats Texas in Game 7, 6-2

(Newser) - It lacked the drama of Game 6 , but Cardinals fans don't care: St. Louis beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 tonight to win the World Series. The Cardinals went up for good in the third on a solo home run from Allen Craig that made it 3-2....

World Series Game 6: Sportswriters React to Epic St. Louis Cardinals-Texas Rangers Game
 Game 6: The Greatest Ever? 
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Game 6: The Greatest Ever?

Sportswriters breathless after last night's epic World Series game

(Newser) - The words “best ever” are being thrown around a lot this morning, after the Cardinals’ epic 10-9 win over the Texans in Game 6 of the World Series. Here’s what the breathless sportswriters out there are saying:
  • “The term ‘baseball game’ doesn’t begin to do

World Series Goes to Game 7 After Cardinals Beat Rangers in Extra Innings
 World Series Goes to Game 7  

World Series Goes to Game 7

Cardinals stay alive after wild night in St. Louis

(Newser) - The World Series is going to Game 7 for the first time since 2002 after a thrilling game in St. Louis. The Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 10-9 in 11 innings, tying the series at 3-3. The team rallied from two-run deficits in the 9th and 10th innings before David...

Bullpen Phone Screwup Costs Cardinals Game 5
Bullpen Phone Screwup Costs Cardinals Game 5
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Bullpen Phone Screwup Costs Cardinals Game 5

La Russa's calls went unheeded thanks to loud crowd

(Newser) - Nobody loves working pitching matchups like Tony La Russa, so it was a bit surprising when he let lefty Marc Rzepczynski in to pitch to Mike Napoli with the bases loaded last night. Napoli knocked a double off him, scoring what would be the two winning runs. But what happened...

Cardinals Reach World Series in 'Baseball Miracle'

Team pummels the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6

(Newser) - If you told someone this in August he wouldn’t have believed you, but the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series. The Cardinals clobbered the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6, completing a 4-2 NLCS win—and a wild ride that defied all probability. With just 31 games left to...

Don't Cry for Mark McGwire
 Don't Cry for 
 Mark McGwire  

Don't Cry for Mark McGwire

Confessed steroid user is no victim

(Newser) - Mark McGwire's acknowledgment that he used steroids is no surprise to "anyone with a lick of sense," and the backlash now that he's finally fessed up shouldn't come as a shock, either. "Like all confessions that are motivated by public relations as opposed to, say, police interrogation,...

McGwire Cops to Steroid Use
 McGwire Cops to Steroid Use 

McGwire Cops to Steroid Use

Slugger admits drugs helped him break home run record

(Newser) - Mark McGwire has finally come clean, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. McGwire says in a statement to the AP that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. He also apologized for his actions. Said the newly appointed St. Louis...

McGwire Back in Baseball, as Cardinals Hitting Coach
McGwire Back in Baseball,
as Cardinals Hitting Coach

McGwire Back in Baseball, as Cardinals Hitting Coach

La Russa brings former star aboard, says steroids questions fair game

(Newser) - Mark McGwire is back in baseball, hired by old pal Tony La Russa to be the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach. La Russa managed McGwire with the Oakland Athletics, then with St. Louis. McGwire was not at today's news conference, but La Russa and general manager John Mozeliak said there...

Yankees, Angels Wrap Up Series Sweeps
Yankees, Angels Wrap Up Series Sweeps
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Yankees, Angels Wrap Up Series Sweeps

With Dodgers in NLCS, only Philly-Colorado remains up in the air

(Newser) - The Yankees wrapped up a sweep of the Twins tonight in Minneapolis, getting homers from Jorge Posada and suddenly clutch Alex Rodriguez in a 6-1 win. They advance to face the Angels, who mounted an unlikely ninth-inning comeback this afternoon, scoring off Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon three times and...

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