10/8/2015 | Moments that will matter in NLDS Game 1
Jon Lester's last start of 2014 and his first start of 2015 exposed a potentially critical hole in the veteran left-hander's game and prompted a question that will inevitably follow him throughout the playoffs.
10/8/2015 | Matheny manages to smooth Cards' road
For all the debate about Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's skills as a tactician since his hire in November 2011, there has been equal praise for his ability to galvanize a group and foster an environment that breeds collective success.
10/8/2015 | Cubs-Cards: 10 most compelling moments
They've played more than 2,300 times, but the Cubs and Cardinals have never played any games that mean more than the ones they're going to play over the next week. Yet along the way the Cubs and Cardinals have built one of baseball's greatest rivalries, with passion on the field and in the stands whether playing for first place or bragging rights alone.
10/8/2015 | Molina given green light to play in NLDS
There likely will be a level of discomfort for Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who has torn ligaments in his left thumb, but he is determined to play against the Cubs and is on the 25-man roster for the National League Division Series that begins tonight at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS.
10/8/2015 | Yadi on NLDS roster; Cards go with 11 pitchers
Following the Cardinals' workout on Thursday, manager Mike Matheny announced his 25-man National League Division Series roster, which will feature an 11-man pitching staff and 14 position players, including Yadier Molina.
10/8/2015 | Oct. 8 Mike Matheny workout day interview
10/8/2015 | NLDS: Cubs-Cardinals position by position
The Cardinals and Cubs -- who will square off in the National League Division Series beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS -- combined to win 197 games this season. It's the most combined wins by Division Series opponents since the Cards and Dodgers won 198 in 2004.
10/8/2015 | Arrieta-Carpenter bond faces playoff test
When Jake Arrieta and Matt Carpenter were teammates at TCU, they created their own decathlon, including events such as ping pong, foosball and basketball. Since the Cubs acquired Arrieta in July 2013, the two have found themselves going head to head in the National League Central.
10/8/2015 | Cubs, Cards meet in postseason for first time
The Cardinals and Cubs will play a National League Division Series more than a century in the making, and it all gets started tonight at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS, when the former Red Sox ring-bearers, John Lackey and Jon Lester, oppose each other at Busch Stadium. Game 1 is game on for these two NL Central stalwarts. And if their regular-season series is any indication, we're in for a treat.
10/7/2015 | Hitters adjust to Lackey's first-pitch strike plan
You might not have noticed it over the past few years, but John Lackey has been adjusting.
10/7/2015 | Lester ready for battle vs. friend Lackey
Cubs lefty Jon Lester considers Cardinals starter John Lackey one of his best friends in baseball. Lester wanted to make one thing crystal clear on Wednesday, following Chicago's 4-0 victory over the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser. "I love him," Lester said. "But, come Friday, we're not friends any more."
10/7/2015 | Cards set to clash with Cubs in NLDS
One of baseball's most storied rivalries is about to get its first postseason edition.
10/7/2015 | Tale of the Tape: Lackey vs. Lester
Cubs starter Jon Lester and Cardinals starter John Lackey started the 2015 regular season against each other and they'll start Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS. The duo won the 2013 World Series with the Red Sox and played 4 1/2 seasons together.
10/7/2015 | Cards optimistic about Molina's NLDS status
The Cardinals have hoped for weeks that they'd be at their healthiest come the start of the postseason. And given the developments over the past week, they seem poised to hit that mark ahead of Friday's National League Division Series Game 1 (5:30 p.m. CT, TBS).
10/7/2015 | Matheny: Tough roster decisions for Cards
With the Cardinals' 25-man National League Division Series roster not due until Friday morning, both manager Mike Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak declined to reveal some of the organization's roster decisions on Wednesday.
10/7/2015 | Cardinals tab Lackey for Game 1 start
Manager Mike Matheny announced on Wednesday that veteran right-hander John Lackey will draw the Game 1 start in the Cardinals' National League Division Series, which opens at Busch Stadium on Friday.
10/6/2015 | Cardinals reward student with postseason tickets
As a reward for good behavior and good grades, Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter surprised a student at St. Louis' Lift for Life Academy with tickets to Game 1 of the Cardinals National League Division Series.
10/5/2015 | Holliday, Ventura connection goes way back
Before Robin Ventura became a two-time All-Star, six-time Gold Glove Award winner and manager of the White Sox, he was an occasional babysitter for Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday.
10/5/2015 | 5 reasons the Cards will win the World Series
Back in the postseason for a fifth straight year, the 100-win Cardinals return to October with an eye on capturing the 12th World Series championship in franchise history. The Cardinals will open the National League Division Series in St. Louis on Friday at 5:30 p.m. CT (TBS) against either the Pirates or Cubs. With that best-of-five series on tap, here is a look at five reasons why the Cardinals can win the World Series for the third time in 10 years.
10/5/2015 | Cards hopeful Molina can play in postseason
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had his injured left thumb examined by a hand specialist Monday afternoon.
10/5/2015 | Division Series start times set through Sunday
Major League Baseball on Monday announced the start times for Division Series games through Sunday. FS1 and MLB Network will exclusively televise all American League Division Series games, while TBS will exclusively telecast all National League Division Series games. All postseason games will be telecast in Canada by Sportsnet.
10/5/2015 | Constructing a winner: Cardinals
Here's a look at how the St. Louis Cardinals used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.
10/5/2015 | Mozeliak confident in Cards' depth, fortitude
In advance of the Cardinals' fifth postseason trip in as many years, general manager John Mozeliak sat down with MLB.com for a wide-ranging question-and-answer session. Here are some of his thoughts on how the season, notable individual performers and what's ahead as the organization seeks its 12th World Series championship.
10/5/2015 | Cards have decorated postseason success
A postseason participant for the fifth straight season, the Cardinals have already accomplished something never before done in franchise history. But this is a club conditioned not just to play into October but also deep into it.
10/4/2015 | Cards await winner of Cubs-Bucs Wild Card
After a weekend of resting their regulars and scripting controlled appearances for others, the Cardinals closed the 162-game portion of the season Sunday and turned their attention to accomplishing a new set of goals. On Friday in Game 1 of the NL Division Series, they host the winner of the Cubs-Pirates NL Wild Card Game.
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