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10/6/2015 | Cardinals reward student with postseason tickets

As a reward for good behavior and good grades, Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter surprised a student at St. Louis' Lift for Life Academy with tickets to Game 1 of the Cardinals National League Division Series.

10/5/2015 | Holliday, Ventura connection goes way back

Before Robin Ventura became a two-time All-Star, six-time Gold Glove Award winner and manager of the White Sox, he was an occasional babysitter for Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday.

10/5/2015 | 5 reasons the Cards will win the World Series

Back in the postseason for a fifth straight year, the 100-win Cardinals return to October with an eye on capturing the 12th World Series championship in franchise history. The Cardinals will open the National League Division Series in St. Louis on Friday at 5:30 p.m. CT (TBS) against either the Pirates or Cubs. With that best-of-five series on tap, here is a look at five reasons why the Cardinals can win the World Series for the third time in 10 years.

10/5/2015 | Cards hopeful Molina can play in postseason

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had his injured left thumb examined by a hand specialist Monday afternoon.

10/5/2015 | Division Series start times set through Sunday

Major League Baseball on Monday announced the start times for Division Series games through Sunday. FS1 and MLB Network will exclusively televise all American League Division Series games, while TBS will exclusively telecast all National League Division Series games. All postseason games will be telecast in Canada by Sportsnet.

10/5/2015 | Constructing a winner: Cardinals

Here's a look at how the St. Louis Cardinals used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

10/5/2015 | Mozeliak confident in Cards' depth, fortitude

In advance of the Cardinals' fifth postseason trip in as many years, general manager John Mozeliak sat down with for a wide-ranging question-and-answer session. Here are some of his thoughts on how the season, notable individual performers and what's ahead as the organization seeks its 12th World Series championship.

10/5/2015 | Cards have decorated postseason success

A postseason participant for the fifth straight season, the Cardinals have already accomplished something never before done in franchise history. But this is a club conditioned not just to play into October but also deep into it.

10/4/2015 | Cards await winner of Cubs-Bucs Wild Card

After a weekend of resting their regulars and scripting controlled appearances for others, the Cardinals closed the 162-game portion of the season Sunday and turned their attention to accomplishing a new set of goals. On Friday in Game 1 of the NL Division Series, they host the winner of the Cubs-Pirates NL Wild Card Game.

10/4/2015 | Braves shut out Cards, sweep twin bill

Finishing off the regular season on a high note, the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 2-0 victory in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday at Turner Field. Starter Matt Wisler turned in a gem for the Braves, ending his rookie season one out shy of his first career complete game and shutout.

10/4/2015 | Cards' Piscotty back from concussion

Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty, who suffered a concussion in an outfield collision with Peter Bourjos on Monday, passed every necessary test to return to the field, but said he needed to wait for his players' union paperwork to clear before he could return. Everything was in order Sunday, and as a result, Piscotty returned to the lineup, batting second and playing right field in a 6-0 loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Braves.

10/4/2015 | Wainwright poised to contribute in NLDS

From the looks of Adam Wainwright's performance Sunday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is justified in his confidence in Wainwright's curveball, his signature pitch. But in his three outings since returning from the disabled list after his Achilles injury, Wainwright has inspired confidence with more than just his hook.

10/4/2015 | Miller blanks Cards to halt winless skid

Shelby Miller ended a maddening four-month winless streak and frustrated his former Cardinals teammates over the eight scoreless innings he completed while helping the Braves claim a 6-0 win in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader at Turner Field.

10/3/2015 | Braves, Cards finish regular season with twin bill

The Braves and Cardinals will conclude the regular season Sunday with a doubleheader that was necessitated when rain postponed Saturday night's game at Turner Field.

10/3/2015 | Cards-Braves rained out; twin bill today

The Cardinals will play their second doubleheader in five days on Sunday after Saturday night's scheduled game against the Braves at Turner Field was postponed due to inclement weather.

10/3/2015 | Cards weigh Grichuk as option in center

The Cardinals' already complicated center-field situation may become even more so as the team weighs the viability of Randal Grichuk as an option at that position. Manager Mike Matheny acknowledged Saturday that playing Grichuk in center field "might be a bit of a push with his limited ability to throw still."

10/2/2015 | Braves record shutout as Cards rest up

Julio Teheran completed his season in impressive fashion and the Braves marred Jaime Garcia's final tuneup for the postseason with a two-run third inning that proved sufficient during Friday night's 4-0 win over the Cardinals at Turner Field.

10/2/2015 | Miller faces ex-team looking to end record skid

Shelby Miller established himself as an All-Star during his first season in Atlanta. But when the right-hander makes his final start of the year Saturday night against his former Cardinals teammates, he will be attempting to halt a maddening streak that does not represent how well he has pitched.

10/2/2015 | Cards using final series to rest for NLDS

With the National League Central title and home-field advantage in their pocket, the Cardinals will use this weekend's final regular-season series to ready for the start of their NL Division Series next Friday in St. Louis.

10/2/2015 | Piscotty cleared for return from concussion

Stephen Piscotty, who was knocked out and carted off the field Monday after colliding with fellow outfielder Peter Bourjos, said he is "moving in the right direction" and could be cleared for pinch-hit duty Friday night.

10/2/2015 | Heyward feels new vibe in return to Atlanta

Jason Heyward grew up in Atlanta and spent the first five seasons of his Major League career as one of the Braves' most popular players. But when he returned to Turner Field on Friday for the first time since being traded to the Cardinals, Heyward was not necessarily sentimental.

10/1/2015 | 5 things that changed the Cardinals' season

The Cardinals, though picked by many to finish as National League Central champs, navigated to that end in an unexpected way as they posted a 100-plus-win season. With the Cards in the postseason for a franchise-record fifth straight season and preparing to host the Pirates or Cubs in the National League Division Series beginning on Oct. 9, here is a look back at five events that changed the season.

10/1/2015 | Respect on the field, revelry in the clubhouse

The Cards kept their on-field celebration low-key out of respect for the Pirates, but the clubhouse was another matter entirely. They sang and danced, took photos and selfies, and sprayed champagne and beer all over the place, soaking their gray "The Central Is Ours" shirts until they were a full shade darker.

10/1/2015 | Lyons steps up big-time to shut down Pirates

Filling in for Carlos Martinez, Tyler Lyons fired seven scoreless innings as the Cards rolled to an 11-1, division-clinching win over the Pirates.