The Pirates and Cardinals have traveled down such different paths to reach Game 5 of the NLDS.
Facing elimination, the Cardinals handed the ball to a rookie -- and he delivered. Michael Wacha no-hit the Pirates for 7 1/3 innings to lead St. Louis past Pittsburgh 2-1 and force Wednesday's NLDS Game 5.
The St. Louis Cardinals are proving to be unlike any team in history, writes Jayson Stark.
Chat with ESPN.com's experts, who will lead the conversation with the users and each other during Friday's two NLDS Game 5's.
After getting a Game 5 gem from Roy Halladay, the Phillies are left asking questions about how they came up short in 2011.
At least one "Rally Squirrel" was caught in his tracks.
In Game 5, two great teams will go toe-to-toe with two former Cy Young winners starting in their first showdown since they were teammates in Toronto.
Reggie Sanders' grand slam and NLDS-record six RBI led the Cardinals past San Diego 8-5 in Game 1.