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  1. MLB - Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals defy logic, take 2-0 NLC...

    Jayson Stark

    Behind Michael Wacha, St. Louis beat the second former Cy Young winner in two days to take a 2-0 NLCS lead.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2013
  2. St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of another World Series trip...

    Jayson Stark

    The St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of another World Series trip and deserve a bit more respect, writes Jayson Stark.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  3. And the World Series winner will be …

    Jayson Stark

    What's new? From Albert Pujols in L.A. to the playoffs to Marlins Park in Miami, the 2012 season has a much different look.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  4. Philadelphia Phillies have serious infield issues

    Jayson Stark

    Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is healthy, but first baseman Ryan Howard won't be ready to play anytime soon and second baseman Chase Utley is hurting.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  5. Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard takes first batting practice s...

    Jayson Stark

    Ryan Howard took live batting practice for the first time since he tore his left Achilles tendon while making the final out of the Philadelphia Phillies' season-ending 1-0 loss to St. Louis last postseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  6. 2011 NLDS: Chris Carpenter leads St. Louis Cardinals to NLCS

    Jayson Stark

    In a duel that will be remembered for decades, Chris Carpenter outpitched old friend Roy Halladay to carry the Cardinals into the NLCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2011
  7. 2011 NLDS: Cardinals vs. Phillies for Game 5 an instant classic

    Jayson Stark

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2011
  8. 2011 NLDS: Can't take the fight out of the St. Louis Cardinals

    Jayson Stark

    They weren't supposed to be here, but here they are. Still breathing. Still fighting. The Cardinals defeated the Phillies 5-3 on Wednesday night to force a Game 5 in Philadelphia.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  9. 2011 NLDS: Ben Francisco's blast puts Philadelphia Phillies in ch...

    Jayson Stark

    Ben Francisco's improbable pinch-hit home run gave the Phillies all the runs they would need in their 3-2 victory over the Cardinals in Game 3. It'll be remembered for a long time to come.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  10. 2011 NLDS: Cardinals fight back again

    Jayson Stark

    The Cardinals overcame long odds just to get in the playoffs, and then they did it again by erasing Cliff Lee's lead to beat the Phillies and even their NLDS.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2011
  11. Why the Texas Rangers will win the World Series

    Jayson Stark

    The Rangers and Phillies will meet in the World Series. Who wins, you ask? You might be surprised.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2011
  12. Workhorse starters always in demand

    Jayson Stark

    Old Hoss Radbourn might not find this real impressive, but ... 45 pitchers threw 200 innings last year. And here's a little perspective on that number: A) That's the most bicentennial men since 2006. And B) no team made it to the postseason last ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  13. The San Francisco Giants don't look like a World Series team, but...

    Jayson Stark

    The Giants, a self-proclaimed group of castoffs and misfits, might not be the most imposing team in baseball, but they are one of the last two left standing.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2010
  14. San Francisco Giants have tall task ahead in trying to close out ...

    Jayson Stark

    The numbers can work either way: that the Giants are in good shape up 3-2 in this NLCS or that the Phillies have a strong chance of coming back with Games 6 and 7 at home. What is clear is something special is about to happen.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2010
  15. Philadelphia Phillies survive in Game 5 of the NLCS against the S...

    Jayson Stark

    Roy Halladay wouldn't allow an injury to push him out of Game 5 of the NLCS, and the Phillies wouldn't let some tough circumstances force them off the October stage just yet.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2010
  16. San Francisco Giants win classic Game 4 against Philadelphia Phil...

    Jayson Stark

    The Giants won an epic Game 4 over the Phillies, and now San Francisco stands on the brink of knocking off the two-time defending NL champs and advancing to the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2010