The St. Louis Cardinals truly have established themselves as the model National League franchise, with their fourth league pennant since 2004, and they’ll shoot for their third World Series title in that time frame next week.
The St. Louis Cardinals lost 3 straight in 2012 to get eliminated. Can they avoid the same fate in 2013 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
John Lackey out-pitched Justin Verlander — albeit not by much — to help the Red Sox beat the Tigers, 1-0, in Game Three.
Game Three is always the important game of any seven-game series. By winning it Monday night, the Dodgers stay very much alive in NLCS.
In 2006 and 2012, Detroit swept the ALCS only to wait around for their NL opponent. And then the Tigers lost the World Series.
The St. Louis Cardinals win back-to-back home games started by Los Angeles aces Zack Grienke and Clayton Kershaw, while Boston gets no-hit for eight-plus innings in losing to the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park.
Oakland didn’t get a hit until the seventh inning, and even though the team brought the tying run at the plate in the ninth with two outs, it wasn’t meant to be for the AL West champs this year. Again.
Once again, it’s an elimination game at home for the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum on Thursday night, and they’re starting a rookie against Justin Verlander.
Oakland was just nine outs away from getting to the American League Championship Series for only the second time since 1992, but the bullpen couldn’t keep it together.
Oakland was up 3-0 in the fourth, but the Tigers tied it up. Right away, the A’s took the lead back and never let go of it in Game Three.
Jarrod Parker will take the mound in Game Three against the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit and Oakland have each scored 3 runs in the series so far. The teams head to Motown for Game Three.