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Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran, right, celebrates with teammate David Freese during the third inning against the Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on Oct. 18, 2013 in St Louis, Mo. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals Blast Dodgers In Game 6, Win 19th NL Pennant

Carlos Beltran, Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series — not even Clayton Kershaw could stop them this year.

10/18/2013

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, right, celebrates in the dugout after hitting an eighth inning home run against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS on Oct. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Gonzalez Belts 2 Homers, Dodgers Send NLCS Back To St. Louis For Game 6

Adrian Gonzalez homered twice and Zack Greinke gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the clutch performance they needed in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday that trimmed St. Louis’ lead to 3-2 in the NL championship series.

10/17/2013

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he hits an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kallet: Arrogant, Unlikable Yasiel Puig Plays The Game The Wrong Way

He’s cocky. He’s arrogant. He’s extremely unlikable. And he doesn’t play the great game of baseball the right way, the way it’s supposed to be played. Who am I talking about? You know who. I’m talking about Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.

10/16/2013

A fan dressed as a bear is escorted out of Dodger Stadium for dancing on the St. Louis Cardinals dugout during Game 3 of the NLCS. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers ‘Rally Bear’ Makes Case For Best Fake Mascot In A Supporting Role

True story: Dustin Hoffman went to Monday night’s NLCS game in Los Angeles and ended up with great seats to a dance extravaganza featuring baseball’s newest darling — a wannabe mascot in a bear costume.

10/15/2013

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he hits an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Beltran Calls Out Yasiel Puig, Says Rookie Must ‘Act With More Calm’

“As a player, I just think he doesn’t know (about how to act),” the former Met said. “That’s what I think. He really doesn’t know. He must think that he’s still playing somewhere else.”

10/15/2013

Hanley Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks to first after being hit by a pitch. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Dodgers Shortstop Hanley Ramirez Is Doubtful For Game 3 Of The NLCS

Shortstop Hanley Ramirez had a CT scan on his left ribs Sunday, and the results were not yet available.

10/13/2013

Matt Carpenter, Jon Jay, Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their 1 to 0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cardinals Win Game 2 Squeaker To Gain 2-0 NLCS Advantage Over Dodgers

Led by superb rookie starter Michael Wacha, the St. Louis Cardinals have taken a 2-0 NLCS advantage over the Los Angeles Dodgers by taking Game 2.

10/12/2013

Lance Lynn of the St. Louis Cardinals (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cardinals Right-Hander Lance Lynn To Start Game 4 Of The NLCS

Lance Lynn will start Game 4 of the NL championship series for the St. Louis Cardinals.

10/12/2013

Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Dodgers Outfielder Ethier Out Of NLCS Game 2 Lineup Due To Soreness

Andre Ethier is not in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS due to lingering soreness.

10/12/2013

Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates hitting the game winning run in the 13th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game One of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 11, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals Win NLCS Opener On Beltran Hit In 13th

Well past midnight at Busch Stadium, Carlos Beltran singled into the right-field corner with one out against the Dodgers in the 13th to finish a game that took 4 hours, 47 minutes.

10/12/2013

The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 in Game 5 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 9, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pirates’ Run Ends As Wainwright Pitches Cardinals Into NLCS

Adam Wainwright went all the way on the mound Wednesday night, pitching the Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 and into the NL championship series for the third straight season.

10/10/2013

Chipper Jones throws out the first pitch before Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field on October 3, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Report: Unhappy Braves Boycotted Chipper Jones’ 1st Pitch

Jones threw out the first pitch in Atlanta prior to Game 1 of the NLDS, but didn’t get to uncork it to a player. Instead he delivered to the Braves’ mascot behind home plate. Why?

10/08/2013

A.J. Ellis #17, Hanley Ramirez #13, Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after the Dodgers defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 4 of the National League Division Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

On To The NLCS! Dodgers Advance Past Braves, Await Either Bucs Or Cards

The NL West champions open the next round Friday against St. Louis or Pittsburgh. The Cardinals host the wild-card Pirates in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday.

10/08/2013

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 9: Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals steals second base against Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium on August 9, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Coutinho: NLCS Will Be A Battle Of Wills

I learned a long time ago in baseball to never underestimate the value of being “a team of destiny.” But the problem in handicapping the 2012 NLCS is which of these 2 “destiny teams” will be going to the World Series?

10/13/2012

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

New MLB Playoff Format Could Hurt Top Teams On The Field, In The Pocket

Regardless of where you stand on the new MLB playoff schedule, one thing is for sure: The new format could hurt the teams with the best records, both on the field and in the pocket

10/04/2012

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