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    Cruz ties postseason HR mark, strains groin

    Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz tied a Major League record with his eighth home run of the postseason in the seventh inning of Thursday's 10-9 loss in an epic Game 6 of the World Series at Busch Stadium, but it might be the play he couldn't make that he remembers most. More >

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    Carpenter to get ball in Game 7 for Cards

    Chris Carpenter told Cardinals manager Tony La Russa in no uncertain terms that he is ready, willing and able to start Friday's Game 7 of the World Series against the Rangers. St. Louis agreed, slotting the ace in for the decisive game at Busch Stadium. More >

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    Rangers can look to '75 Reds for inspiration

    The Texas Rangers' mission: Turning that page immediately to Friday night's Game 7. Mission impossible? Daunting, at the very least. That page has been turned successfully only once, and even a member of the team that did it does not like the Rangers' chances. More >

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    Cards replace Holliday on World Series roster

    Matt Holliday's painful season and postseason continued on Thursday night with another unlikely injury, and on Friday, the Cardinals replaced him on the World Series roster with rookie outfielder Adron Chambers, announcing the slugger suffered a sprained right wrist. More >

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    Opportunities knock, but Rangers can't answer

    The plastic to protect the lockers had to come up and down in the Rangers' clubhouse at least twice on Thursday night. And though the champagne was thoroughly chilled, it had to be rolled out of there multiple times as well. More >

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    World Series Game 7 new to La Russa

    For all that Tony La Russa has accomplished and for all that he has seen in a storied 33-year managerial career, Friday's Game 7 of the World Series will be a stage upon which La Russa has never stepped foot. More >

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    Rangers' faith motivates Harrison for Game 7

    About a half-hour after Thursday night's epic Game 6 ended, Rangers lefty Matt Harrison sounded as if he had adjusted his focus for his Game 7 start on Friday. More >

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    One strike away twice, 'pen can't slam door

    For all the drama and craziness that enveloped Game 6 of the World Series, it really came down to a simple formula that spelled the Rangers' doom once the revolving bullpen door started spinning. More >

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    Thriving Berkman marvels at Series' drama

    Lance Berkman called it the greatest game he had ever played in. And it would be hard to argue otherwise, though he's played in some pretty great games in his day. More >

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    'Unbelievable' Game 6 ranks among best

    Until Thursday, no team in World Series history had rallied to overcome a ninth-inning deficit and an extra-inning deficit in the same game. Afterward, various players compared Game 6 anecdotally with other games throughout their careers. Or at least they tried to. More >

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    Cards fans get another shot to salute Pujols

    After his ninth-inning double helped the Cardinals tie the game, Albert Pujols didn't get to hit again Thursday, but he'll get another game's worth of at-bats Friday when he plays in the first World Series Game 7 of his career. More >

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    Freese's blast evokes memories of Edmonds

    David Freese was traded from the Padres to the Cardinals for Jim Edmonds on Dec. 14, 2007, and the two of them worked out together last offseason and are good friends. Now they have something else in common: Game 6 extra-inning walk-off home runs that made Cardinals fans go crazy. More >

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    Crushing defeat delays Texas' celebration

    The Rangers were as close as a team can come to achieving the ultimate goal on Thursday night, but the Cardinals wouldn't go down without a fight. David Freese's 11th-inning walk-off homer secured a 10-9 win for St. Louis, setting up a decisive Game 7 of the World Series on Friday night. More >

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    Hamilton plays hero prior to Cards' comeback

    Josh Hamilton reclaimed his status as The Man for the Texas Rangers on Thursday night, seemingly delivering the decisive, dramatic hit that saved Game 6 for his team. Unfortunately the Cardinals did not cooperate. More >

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    Game 7 to test Rangers' heart, resolve

    For the Rangers to come back from this kind of devastating defeat, their own heart will have to come into play. This team has never lacked for will and effort over the past two seasons, but this may be the ultimate test. More >

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    Drama king: Freese sends Cards to Game 7

    Channeling the man for whom he was once traded, David Freese hit an 11th-inning leadoff, walk-off home run to give the Cardinals a jaw-dropping, heart-stopping 10-9 win over the Rangers in Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday night. More >

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    Looking to clinch, club won't hold anyone back

    Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't certain if Game 5 starter C.J. Wilson is available for relief duty in Game 6. Wilson has had two days off, but threw 108 pitches in a 4-2 victory over the Cardinals on Monday. More >

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    A day later, Rangers are a game away from title

    The Rangers are one victory away from their first World Series championship. Still, the Cardinals are in it, and all the remaining action will take place at their home, Busch Stadium. More >

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    Rain won't dampen Lewis' readiness for Game 6

    Colby Lewis clearly wore his "game face" on Wednesday. All he has to do is maintain that attitude for another 24 hours. More >

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    Weather forecast postpones Game 6 of Series

    Wednesday night's Game 6 of the World Series between the Cardinals and Rangers at Busch Stadium has been postponed because of rainy weather, Major League Baseball announced. More >