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    Kranitz has formed tight bond with his pitchers

    Brewers pitching coach Rick Kranitz showed that he would be there for his pitchers no matter what, and in September, his pitchers returned the favor. More >

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    Leyland remaining honest about intentions

    Say this for Tigers manager Jim Leyland: He hasn't been much for deception this postseason. More >

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    Albert, Prince could be nearing end of reigns

    What's so interesting about these next 48 hours isn't just the fact that this NLCS is reaching finality and climax. It's that these may very well be the last few days Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder play for their respective franchises. More >

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    Roenicke explains decision to start Marcum

    Manager Ron Roenicke and the Brewers are playing to win two games, and not just one, as they stare down elimination with the Cardinals holding a 3-2 advantage in the National League Championship Series entering Sunday's Game 6 at Miller Park. More >

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    Backs against wall, Crew has faith in Marcum

    Shaun Marcum is well aware of what's at stake when he opposes the Cardinals in Game 6 of the NLCS on Sunday at Miller Park. With the Brewers facing a 3-2 deficit in this best-of-seven series, there is absolutely no margin for error. More >

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    Brewers always seem to be chasing Cardinals

    The NLCS always, always, always felt like a matter of the Brewers chasing the Cardinals. And now, it is official. The Brewers are chasing the Cards. Milwaukee is down, 3-2, in the series, with Game 6 on Sunday at Miller Park. But the Brewers have been chasing the Cards for quite a while now. More >

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    One win away, Cards run into Crew's big variable

    The Brewers are down, 3-2, in the National League Championship Series. And their Game 6 starter is Shaun Marcum. Combine those two facts, and to objective observers, this could add up to one thing: A National League pennant for the St. Louis Cardinals. More >

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    Roenicke sticks by struggling Weeks, Hart

    Even as Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart continue to struggle both offensively and defensively in the postseason, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is sticking by them. More >

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    Brewers looking to get on the scoreboard first

    If the Brewers can score first on Sunday, it would go a long way toward winning Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. More >

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    Endy starts, Moreland on bench for Game 6

    Endy Chavez was in the Rangers' lineup for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, with Mitch Moreland on the bench Saturday against Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer. More >

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    Wainwright won't appear on World Series roster

    Adam Wainwright held on to the dream as long as he possibly could, but the time has finally come to face reality. Even if the Cardinals advance to the World Series, Wainwright will not pitch in a game in 2011. More >

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    If destiny isn't on Cardinals' side, luck is

    The Cardinals got to this stage through talent, resurgence and a slew of inspiring play. But you don't make the playoffs despite being 10 1/2 games back on Aug. 25 without a little bit of luck. More >

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    Brewers hope return home just what they need

    The Brewers once more couldn't win with the talented Zack Greinke on the mound for Friday night's Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium, but they've been in that spot before. All of Greinke's losses in 2011 have occurred on the road. More >

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    Liberal use of 'pen paying off for Cardinals

    Remarkably, the Cardinals hold a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series, despite the fact their starters have thrown 22 1/3 innings in the National League Championship Series, compared to 21 2/3 innings by the bullpen. More >

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    Performer of the game: La Russa

    Witness to plenty a Jaime Garcia meltdown, Tony La Russa could stomach this one, being that it came in a dugout setting. He had prompted it, in fact, by opting not to risk a similar unraveling taking place on the mound, where plenty had before. More >

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    Cardinals go up 3-2 on sloppy Brewers

    The Cardinals took advantage of the Brewers' poor defensive effort, tallying three unearned runs, to grab a 7-1 victory and a 3-2 NLCS lead on Friday at Busch Stadium. More >

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    Up-and-down game a microcosm for Yuni

    In Friday's 7-1 loss in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Friday -- which gave the Cardinals a 3-2 series lead -- Yuniesky Betancourt showed both positives and negatives. The result was an all too familiar feeling for the proud members of Brewers Nation. More >

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    Molina takes turn as Cardinals' hitting hero

    Considering he bats in the bottom half of a star-studded lineup that includes Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman, it's easy to overlook Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. More >

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    Costly blunders push Brewers to the brink

    The Brewers exposed their Achilles' heel Friday in a 7-1 loss to the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS, a four-error dud that represented the worst defensive performance in an LCS game in a decade. Milwaukee trails the best-of-seven series, 3-2, and when the two clubs take the field next, the Brewers' backs will be against the wall. More >

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    Hairston's big error 'just one of those things'

    On consecutive pitches in the second inning Friday, Brewers third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. made one of the best defensive plays of the series and one of the worst. More >