10/19/2013 | D-backs, mayor of Phoenix visit Guadalajara
Led by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a contingent of Phoenix dignitaries -- including D-backs representatives -- visited Guadalajara, the second-largest city in Mexico, on a trade mission and protocol visit.
10/19/2013 | Winter League roundup: Inciarte paces Zulia in win
Center fielder Ender Inciarte, a former Rule 5 Draft pick now in the D-backs organization, went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and three runs while Mark Minicozzi drove in three runs, including two on a double in Zulia's four-run fourth inning. Six Zulia pitchers combined to strike out seven and scattered only four hits. Caribes, meanwhile, got three shutout innings in relief from Orioles lefty T.J. McFarland, who allowed two hits. Caribes starter Richard Salazar allowed all six runs on six hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings.
10/19/2013 | Lineup breakdown: Tigers-Red Sox, Game 6
A look at Saturday's lineups for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the Tigers and Red Sox at Fenway Park.
10/19/2013 | Avila starts behind plate in Game 6 for Tigers
Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who suffered a strained patellar tendon in his left knee Thursday in a collision at home plate, was back in the starting lineup Saturday for Game 6.
10/19/2013 | Too soon for Colletti to focus on sure-to-be-busy winter
The Dodgers have a manager, his coaching staff, 12 free agents and a couple high-priced contract extensions to resolve in the coming months, not to mention the occasional front-office reassignments that sometimes fly under the radar.
10/19/2013 | Gomez undergoes 'routine' surgery on right elbow
Brewers outfielder and club Most Valuable Player Carlos Gomez underwent surgery on his right elbow after the season, and assistant general manager Gord Ash characterized it Saturday as "routine."
10/19/2013 | St. Louis recognizes how tough LA was as opponent
Though the National League Championship Series closed with a runaway 9-0 win by the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Friday night, St. Louis was quick to recognize amid its celebration that the Game 6 score was hardly indicative of how tough an opponent the Dodgers had been.
10/19/2013 | Their wounds fresh, Dodgers wait to reflect
Until the Cardinals' rout in Friday's series-clinching Game 6 at Busch Stadium, the opponents appeared mostly well-matched. Ultimately, however, merely coming close was far from enough for the Dodgers.
10/19/2013 | Road to the World Series: Oct. 19, 2013
The Cardinals have navigated the Road to the World Series yet again, pulling up to baseball's pinnacle event in style. The Red Sox and Tigers both hope to join them in the Fall Classic.
10/19/2013 | Despite disappointing finish, Mattingly proud
This wasn't how Don Mattingly wanted it to end, but the Dodgers' manager was able to find positives in his team's postseason run.
10/19/2013 | At last, Beltran will get taste of Fall Classic
Carlos Beltran was one game away from reaching a World Series seven times, but on Friday night, he secured his first trip to the Fall Classic while helping the Cardinals clinch the National League Championship Series over the Dodgers.
10/19/2013 | Puig ends wild rookie year with work to do
Yasiel Puig committed three defensive misplays in Friday night's Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, facilitating the Cardinals' rout that sent the Dodgers home.
10/19/2013 | For Kershaw, inopportune time for rare slipup
Baseball sometimes takes its biggest bites out of great players, and that was the case in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series with Clayton Kershaw.
10/19/2013 | Vintage Cards attack overwhelms Dodgers
It took until the third inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, but the Cardinals finally looked like themselves at the plate in a 9-0 rout of the Dodgers in Game 6 to clinch a trip to the World Series.
10/19/2013 | Robinson makes most of rare start for Cards
When Shane Robinson arrived at Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon, manager Mike Matheny asked him if he was ready to go. He said he was, and he backed it up with two hits and two RBIs in the Game 6 victory.
10/19/2013 | Beltran overjoyed to finally reach Fall Classic
Seven times before this crisp October night, Carlos Beltran's team had played a game in which a win meant a trip to the World Series. Seven times, his team had lost. With the Cardinals' 9-0 victory Friday in Game 6 of the NLCS, Beltran's decade of heartbreak was over.
10/19/2013 | Kershaw, Dodgers stunned by rare ugly start
Clayton Kershaw was supposed to send the Dodgers to Game 7. He was supposed to pitch as well as he has for the past 6 1/2 months, and that was supposed to be enough to force a deciding National League Championship Series game. Instead, the presumptive NL Cy Young Award winner was barely recognizable in a season-ending 9-0 loss to the Cardinals on Friday, giving up seven runs over four-plus innings of one of his worst career starts.
10/19/2013 | No matter opponent, Cards expect tough World Series
As champagne sprayed in the home clubhouse after a 9-0 win on Friday night to clinch the National League Championship Series, the Cardinals were not about to say whether they preferred a World Series matchup with Detroit or Boston.
10/18/2013 | Card trick: Rout sends St. Louis to World Series
The celebration began early at Busch Stadium on Friday night, as the Cardinals chased Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and cruised to a 9-0 victory to clinch the National League pennant in Game 6 of the NLCS.
10/18/2013 | House of Cards: St. Louis celebrates at home
After St. Louis defeated the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS, the party was on inside the home clubhouse. Players screamed. Champagne corks popped. Beer poured. Music blared. It's a common scene in October and one that is becoming a habit for the Cardinals, who are making their fourth World Series appearance since 2004.
10/18/2013 | Playoff ouster dampens Dodgers' remarkable season
The Dodgers engineered one of the more remarkable midseason comebacks in Major League history, winning 42 of 50 games and leaping from last place to first in exactly one month en route to a 92-win season and a division title. Then they lost the National League Championship Series in six games to the Cardinals, which overshadowed all the rest.
10/18/2013 | Oct. 18 Mike Matheny postgame interview
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny addresses the media following Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.
10/18/2013 | Wacha! Wacha! No joke, rookie named NLCS MVP
Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha put together arguably the greatest National League Championship Series ever by a rookie pitcher, and he was named the NLCS Most Valuable Player Award winner after leading the Cards to the World Series with yet another sterling postseason performance in Friday night's 9-0 blanking of the Dodgers in Game 6.
10/18/2013 | Dodgers face decisions on host of players
The Dodgers fly home Saturday, suitcases filled with clean clothes that won't be worn at the World Series, a chartered jet loaded with a dozen players and one manager who could become free agents.
10/18/2013 | Cards have history with Red Sox, Tigers
Now that they've wrapped up their 19th National League pennant, the St. Louis Cardinals can start preparing for the 109th World Series. Meanwhile, the Red Sox and Tigers continue to fight in the American League Championship Series for the right to take on the Redbirds in the Fall Classic.
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