Matt Cain pitched his second series-clinching game of the postseason, and the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-0, in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Monday night at AT&T Park.
Baseball's last two World Series champions face off for the National League pennant. The Cardinals and Giants advanced to the best-of-seven National League Championship Series by improbable and historic rallies over less-experienced opponents. Game 1 is set for Sunday night, as St. Louis' Lance Lynn opposes San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner at AT&T Park. Here's a preview of the 2012 NLCS:
It's a little strange to lose a body part. But that's what happened to St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter when surgeons removed one of his ribs in an attempt to alleviate pressure that was running up his pitching arm.
After the surgery Carpenter was presented with the bone, and he knew just what to do with it:
Left-hander Johan Santana became the first pitcher in the history of the New York Mets to throw a no-hitter on Friday night, as the Mets defeated the Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-0, at Citi Field, in New York, New York.
There was much consternation in St. Louis last week after Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols made his way toward a glittering paycheck with the Los Angeles Angels that will pay him more than $250 million over the course of 10 years. While most residents of the angered city saw an opportunity to set fire to pricey MLB clothing, one church saw an opportunity to turn a negative into a positive.
St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa announced his retirement from baseball today after a 33 year managerial career. Tony won his third MLB World Series championship as a manager last Friday night. He retires with the third most wins in MLB history. "I think this just feels like it's time to end it," said the 67 year old La Russa.
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