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October 7, 2012 | Associated Press
Two balanced and battle-tested teams are ready to meet in Game 1 of the National League division series. The Washington Nationals, the No. 1 seed in the NL, and the St. Louis Cardinals, the last team to qualify for the postseason, will clash in Game 1 of the best-of-five series Sunday afternoon. Want offense? The Nationals ranked second in the league in home runs with 194. The Cardinals ranked first in hits and on-base percentage, second in runs scored, and batting average. Want pitching?
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June 22, 2011 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
ST. LOUIS - If you can't hit 'em, get hit by 'em. Not even Yogi Berra would be crazy enough to say something like that, but that was a big part of the involuntary method the Phillies used Tuesday night to put together a nine-run eighth inning that triggered a 10-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Getting hits remained a challenge most of the night for the Phillies in their series opener with St. Louis, but when Ryan Howard and Placido Polanco got hit by pitches in consecutive at-bats, the game unraveled for the Cardinals and the Phillies coasted to the strange victory.
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October 13, 2012 | By Howard Fendrich and Joseph White, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals signed former Phillie Jayson Werth to show them how to win. His game-ending homer on Thursday extended their surprising season. Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning by driving Lance Lynn's 13th pitch into the left-field stands to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and force a Game 5 in their NL division series. As he circled the bases, Werth raised his right index finger in a "No. 1" gesture, while the announced crowd of 44,392 roared with delight.
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August 29, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
MATT HOLLIDAY hit a tiebreaking home run and Kyle Lohse won his eighth consecutive decision, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Monday night. Holliday led off the sixth inning with his 24th homer, a drive to rightfield off A.J. Burnett that put St. Louis ahead for good at 3-2. Lohse (14-2) pitched five innings and threw 83 pitches before being lifted following a 34-minute rain delay in the top of the sixth. He allowed two runs and five hits while striking out three and walking none.
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June 10, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Jeremy Hermida homered leading off the ninth inning, lifting the Florida Marlins to a 4-3 victory over the visiting St. Louis Cardinals last night. Hermida hit a 1-1 pitch from reliever Jason Motte (2-2) into the rightfield seats for his first career game-winning homer. It came after Matt Lindstrom (2-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for the Marlins, who rallied from an early three-run hole. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter allowed three runs in six innings. Marlins catcher John Baker left the game in the sixth with a laceration over his left eye after being hit in the head on a swing by leadoff hitter Albert Pujols.
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April 7, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
No threats, no frets. That new Mets bullpen sure looked good the first time out. Francisco Rodriguez and his fellow relievers protected a slim lead for Johan Santana, and visiting New York held on yesterday for a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in their season opener. Daniel Murphy drove in both Mets runs with a homer and a groundout. And on a raw, cold afternoon, New York's rebuilt bullpen was nearly perfect. "Phew, that was unbelievable!" Murphy said. "Lights out!"
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October 16, 2011 | Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - Shaun Marcum thinks people really want to see two aces face off in Game 7 with the NL pennant on the line. He can go a long way to forcing that matchup with a strong effort Sunday. Marcum will get the ball for Milwaukee when it faces Edwin Jackson and St. Louis in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, with the Brewers trailing, three games to two, in the best-of-seven series. If the Brewers win, Yovani Gallardo would pitch against Chris Carpenter on Monday night.
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October 3, 2011 | BY DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
DOWN 4-0 TO Cliff Lee, their best pitcher Chris Carpenter battered, the Cardinals really should have been in trouble last night at Citizens Bank Park. But it was still early. "Had it been the eighth inning, it would have been more of a panic-type feeling," Cardinals second baseman Ryan Theriot said. Instead of panicking, the Cardinals started hitting. And pitching. They got to Lee for 12 hits and five runs. Six relief pitchers gave up exactly one hit in the last six innings.
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September 10, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
NICK PUNTO HIT a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 10th inning after Albert Pujols' two-run single tied it an inning earlier and the host St. Louis Cardinals kept their faint postseason hopes alive with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves last night. Pujols had three hits and his hit just inside the first-base line with two outs in the ninth ended Craig Kimbrel's streak of 25 consecutive saves. Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman singled off Scott Linebrink (4-3) to start the 10th and moved up on a sacrifice.
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April 1, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
THE PREVAILING narrative about Jason Mott is that he's an overnight success. Mott's debut novel, The Returned - about people who mysteriously return from the dead and the reaction to their reappearance - was adapted into the hit ABC TV series "Resurrection. " But that story doesn't include the five manuscripts Mott shopped around before The Returned hit it big, or Mott's tenure as a Verizon customer-service rep after graduating from the creative-writing program at the University of North Carolina, which allowed him to work days and write at night.
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March 31, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lucille and Harold never quite recovered from the loss of their son Jacob, who drowned on his eighth birthday. Now in their 70s, they have spent nearly half a century dealing with their regrets, their guilt, their anger. Then one day Jacob shows up at their door - still 8 years old. That's the heartrending premise of Jason Mott's best-selling debut novel, The Returned , an intimate portrait of scores of men, women, and children who inexplicably return from the dead. Released in August, it was issued in paperback Tuesday.
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October 18, 2012 | Associated Press
ST. LOUIS - Carlos Beltran limped to the trainer's room, taking the St. Louis Cardinals' biggest clutch October bat with him. Turns out they had the perfect substitute. Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for Beltran and the Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3 1/2-hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night for a 2-1 NLCS lead. Beltran strained his left knee running out a doubleplay ball in the first innings; the Cardinals said he is day to day. Kyle Lohse worked around a season-worst five walks in 5 2/3 innings.
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October 15, 2012 | Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO - This time, Carlos Beltran, David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals took a six-run lead - and held onto it, barely. Beltran and Freese hit two-run homers and these wild, wild-card Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants, 6-4, on Sunday night in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. The defending World Series champions took an early 6-0 cushion and made it stand up. Only 2 nights earlier, the Cardinals came back from a 6-0 deficit, using a four-run rally in the ninth inning at Washington in the deciding Game 5 of the Division Series.
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October 13, 2012 | By Howard Fendrich and Joseph White, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals signed former Phillie Jayson Werth to show them how to win. His game-ending homer on Thursday extended their surprising season. Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning by driving Lance Lynn's 13th pitch into the left-field stands to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and force a Game 5 in their NL division series. As he circled the bases, Werth raised his right index finger in a "No. 1" gesture, while the announced crowd of 44,392 roared with delight.
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October 7, 2012 | Associated Press
Two balanced and battle-tested teams are ready to meet in Game 1 of the National League division series. The Washington Nationals, the No. 1 seed in the NL, and the St. Louis Cardinals, the last team to qualify for the postseason, will clash in Game 1 of the best-of-five series Sunday afternoon. Want offense? The Nationals ranked second in the league in home runs with 194. The Cardinals ranked first in hits and on-base percentage, second in runs scored, and batting average. Want pitching?
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August 29, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
MATT HOLLIDAY hit a tiebreaking home run and Kyle Lohse won his eighth consecutive decision, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Monday night. Holliday led off the sixth inning with his 24th homer, a drive to rightfield off A.J. Burnett that put St. Louis ahead for good at 3-2. Lohse (14-2) pitched five innings and threw 83 pitches before being lifted following a 34-minute rain delay in the top of the sixth. He allowed two runs and five hits while striking out three and walking none.
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October 29, 2011 | By Ben Walker, Associated Press
ST. LOUIS - Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair of comebacks in the playoffs. Two desperate rallies in Game 6. Turns out these Cardinals were merely gearing up for a gigantic celebration. The Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren't even supposed to reach, beating the Texas Rangers, 6-2, in Game 7 on Friday night with another key hit by hometown star David Freese, the Series MVP, and six gutty innings from Chris Carpenter.
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October 28, 2011 | By Ben Walker, ASSOCIATED PRESS
ST. LOUIS - David Freese homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals forced the World Series to a Game 7 by rallying from two-run deficits against the Texas Rangers in the ninth and 10th before winning, 10-9, on Thursday night. Freese hit a two-run triple just over a leaping Nelson Cruz to tie the score, 7-7, with two outs in the ninth inning against Neftali Feliz. Then, after Josh Hamilton put Texas ahead with a two-run homer in the 10th off Jason Motte, Ryan Theriot hit an RBI groundout in the bottom half, and Lance Berkman tied it, 9-9, with two-out a single.
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October 21, 2011 | By Ronald Blum, Associated Press
ST. LOUIS - Jason Motte and the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen failed to hold on this time, allowing the Texas Rangers to tie the World Series at a game apiece on Thursday night. With the Cardinals on the verge of winning the first two games, Motte allowed consecutive singles to open the ninth inning, and sacrifice flies by Josh Hamilton and Michael Young lifted the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory at Busch Stadium. In a virtual repeat of the opener, pinch-hitter Allen Craig put the Cardinals ahead with a seventh-inning single off Alexi Ogando.
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