The Cardinals' relief corps got them past the Brewers and into the World Series. But can they carry the load against the Rangers?
After almost leaving the game, the Cardinals' postseason hero has become an impact bat in the NL's best lineup.
Shaun Marcum, who has struggled the past six weeks and been awful in this postseason, is now charged with saving the Brewers' season in Game 6 of the NLCS against the Cardinals.
Jerry Hairston's big fourth inning -- he had an RBI and a creative slide to score another run -- is a big reason why the Brewers have tied up this NLCS.
Yovani Gallardo shook off a rough first inning to keep the Brewers close, but Milwaukee couldn't come all the way back and instead heads into Game 4 down 2-1 in this NLCS.
The Brewers and Cardinals have tried to downplay the obvious tension between the two clubs, but some behind-the-scenes moves by St. Louis have irked Milwaukee the past few days.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had his bullpen ready in the first inning, but was slow to pull the plug in the fifth when Game 1 of the NLCS got away from St. Louis.
After getting a Game 5 gem from Roy Halladay, the Phillies are left asking questions about how they came up short in 2011.
The Phillies were unable to put away the Cardinals in St. Louis and now are faced with questions as they head back to Philadelphia for a deciding Game 5.
Albert Pujols fumed over the start time of Game 3, while the Cardinals stewed over all the runners they left in scoring position in a pivotal loss against the Phillies.
Jaime Garcia's rise to a prominent spot in the Cardinals' rotation is all about "perseverance."
Tony La Russa aired his complaints about the strike zone on the mound to the umpire and on television to a national audience. It worked, because the Cardinals resonded and even their series with the Phillies.
Kyle Lohse was cruising right along and the Cardinals seemed to be heading toward a Game 1 shocker ... until the sixth inning undid all that.
Florida Marlins leftfielder Logan Morrison has filed a grievance against his team for what he believes was a wrongful demotion earlier last month.
Major League Baseball's Rob Manfred told ESPN.com that according to the league, the matter regarding Alex Rodriguez's cousin being at a team hotel has been resolved with the New York Yankees.
Major League Baseball confirmed that Jim Joyce is not allowed to umpire any series in which Armando Galarraga's team plays, citing the pair's business relationship.