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  1. 2014 Outlook: St. Louis Cardinals

    Jan 30, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 97-65, 1st place in NL Central Manager: Mike Matheny, 3rd season Estimated 2014 payroll: $109 million Key additions: OF Peter Bourjos, IF Jhonny Peralta, IF Mark Ellis Key losses: OF Carlos Beltran, SP Chris Carpenter, IF Rafael Furcal, IF David Freese, RP John Axford, RP Edward Mujica Projected lineup 3B Matt Carpenter CF…

  2. 2014 Outlook: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Jan 29, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 94-68, 2nd place in NL Central Manager: Clint Hurdle, 4th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $70 million Key additions: RHP Edinson Volquez, C Chris Stewart Key losses: RHP A.J. Burnett, OF Marlon Byrd, 1B Justin Morneau, OF Garrett Jones, C Michael McKenry Projected lineup LF Starling Marte RF Jose Tabata CF Andrew McCutchen 3B…

  3. My 2013 National League MVP ballot

    Nov 14, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    One of the great perks — and daunting responsibilities — of serving as a member of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America is the opportunity to vote on MLB’s major postseason awards. The BBWAA annually hands out four awards in each league: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year, and…

  4. Pirates, Cardinals set for decisive Game 5

    Oct 9, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

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    NLDS GAME 5: PITTSBURGH PIRATES (2-2) vs. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (2-2) Series: Tied 2-2 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 65 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: PIT – Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1.50) / STL – Adam Wainwright (1-0, 1.29) The 2013 MLB Playoffs have been thrilling so far and the next 48 hours have…

  5. Pivotal Game 3′s today in NLDS

    Oct 6, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    NLDS GAME 3: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS at PITTSBURGH PIRATES Series: Tied, 1-1 Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Gametime: 4:30 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 82 degrees, Wind 9 mph in from RF Starting pitchers: STL RHP Joe Kelly (10-5, 2.69) vs. PIT LHP Francisco Liriano (16-8, 3.02) After bouncing back big-time to take Game 2…

  6. Full slate of MLB playoffs set for Friday

    Oct 4, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

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    NLDS: PITTSBURGH PIRATES (94-69) vs. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (98-65) Series: Cardinals lead 1-0 Where: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO Gametime: 1:00 p.m. TV: MLB Network Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 83 degrees, wind 15 mph Starting pitchers: PIT – Gerrit Cole (10-7, 3.22) / STL – Lance Lynn (15-10, 3.97) Game 1 of the NLDS dealt a crushing blow…

  7. Pirates host Reds in NL Wild Card playoff

    Oct 1, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    CINCINNATI REDS (90-72) vs. PITTSBURGH PIRATES (94-68) Where: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pa. Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 70 degrees, wind 6 mph Starting pitchers: CIN – Johnny Cueto (5-2, 2.82) / PIT – Francisco Liriano (16-8, 3.02) It’s the first of October and time for playoff baseball, how…

  8. Reality sinks in

    Sep 24, 2013, 1:36 AM EDT

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    ST. LOUIS — For two months now, the Nationals knew they faced a near-impossible task, trying to make up what at their nadir was a 15 1/2-game deficit in the NL East and a 9-game deficit in the NL Wild Card race. Yet there they stood Sunday morning, with an opportunity to move to within…

  9. Davey Johnson wants revenge vs. Cardinals

    Sep 21, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT

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    As the Nationals hold on to a slim chance of making the playoffs, they are keeping an eye on the series between the Pirates and Reds up in Pittsburgh. Davey Johnson, however, says he’s just as interested in how the St. Louis Cardinals are doing in Milwaukee. The Nationals travel to St. Louis after this…

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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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