The Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter, right, tags the Dodgers’ Andre during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Oct. 7, 2014.. Ethier was originally called safe but the play was challenged, resulting in an out and the end of the inning. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Kallas: Analyzing A Key Play In Game 4 Of Dodgers-Cardinals NLDS

While everyone knows by now that the biggest play in the Cardinals’ clinching victory over the Dodgers was that three-run homer by Matt Adams, the second most important play seemed to slip through the cracks from an analysis standpoint.

10/09/2014

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is out at home plate by Aaron Barrett #30 of the Washington Nationals in the seventh inning during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Top Nationals 3-2, Return To NLCS Against Cards

Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series.

10/08/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07:  Trevor Rosenthal #26 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Cardinals Edge Dodgers 3-2, Fly Into Another NLCS

The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams’ go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.

10/08/2014

Catcher Yadier Molina #4 and Pat Neshek #37 of the St. Louis Cardinals react while taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Three of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 6, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Lackey, Long Balls Help Cardinals Grab Series Edge Over Dodgers

John Lackey lived up to his big-game reputation as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL Division Series.

10/07/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06:  Doug Fister #58 of the Washington Nationals reacts after the final out of the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Fister Beats San Fran, Keeps Nats’ Postseason Hopes Alive

Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings and the Washington Nationals took advantage of Madison Bumgarner’s one off-target throw, staving off elimination in the NL Division Series with a 4-1 win.

10/07/2014

Division Series - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Kansas City Royals - Game Three

Royals Beat Angels 8-3 To Finish Off ALDS Sweep

The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they’re here, they want to stick around for a while.

10/06/2014

The Baltimore Orioles celebrate their 2 to 1 win over the Detroit Tigers to sweep the series in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Orioles Sweep Tigers In ALDS With 2-1 Victory

Nelson Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit’s Cy Young Award winners to hold off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday and reach the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1997.

10/06/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03:  Randal Grichuk #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with third base coach José Oquendo after hitting a homerun to score in the first inning of Game One of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Cards Edge Dodgers 10-9 Thanks To 8-Run Seventh Inning

Matt Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double off a wilting Clayton Kershaw in an eight-run seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

10/03/2014

The Giants’ Jake Peavy pitches during Game 1 of the NLDS against the Nationals at Nationals Park on Oct. 3, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Peavy, Giants Hang On To Edge Nationals In Game 1 Of NLDS

Jake Peavy took a no-hitter into the fifth inning to outpitch playoff rookie Stephen Strasburg, and the San Francisco Giants won their ninth consecutive postseason game by beating the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday.

10/03/2014

Joba Chamberlain of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout after giving up a run in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game 2 of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Oct. 3, 2014. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ex-Yankee Chamberlain’s Epic Meltdown Puts Orioles In The Driver’s Seat

Delmon Young drove in three runs with a pinch-hit double, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tigers 7-6 Friday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five AL Division Series.

10/03/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a single in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Cruz, Hardy Go Yard, Orioles Blast Tigers 12-3 In ALDS Opener

Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles had the good fortune of avoiding Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer during the regular season.

10/03/2014

David Ortiz (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz To Produce Baseball Show On MTV Networks

MTV and MLB said Monday they are collaborating on a weekly 30-episode series that melds pop culture and baseball with David Ortiz and Andrew McCutchen serving as producers

11/11/2013

David Ortiz (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

David Ortiz Gets Plenty Of Votes, But Doesn’t Finish Third In Boston Mayoral Race

Contrary to initial reports, David Ortiz did not finish third in the balloting in the Boston mayoral race.

11/08/2013

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