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Postseason

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League Championship Series
Championship Series:
AL: Red Sox-Yankees, Gm 7
NL: Astros-Cardinals, Gm 7
Division Series:
AL: Twins-Yankees
AL: Red Sox-Angels
NL: Dodgers-Cards
NL: Astros-Braves

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10/21, GAME 7: CARDINALS 5, ASTROS 2
Gateway to best: Cards kings of NL


Members of the Cardinals celebrate their Game 7 win over the Astros, securing the franchise's first trip to the World Series since 1987. (Tom Gannam/AP)
The Cardinals set up a World Series showdown with the Red Sox as Scott Rolen snapped a tie with a two-run homer in the sixth and St. Louis held off the Astros to capture the NLCS.
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10/20, GAME 6:  Cardinals 6, Astros 4  Wrap >
Jim Edmonds ripped a two-run, walk-off homer in the 12th inning to keep St. Louis alive for a decisive seventh game. Albert Pujols hit his sixth homer of the playoffs in the first inning and Matt Morris allowed five hits and three runs in five innings.  More >
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10/19, OFF-DAY
Houston Astros
Garner turns to Munro for Game 6
Astros manager Phil Garner has decided to go with Pete Munro in Wednesday's Game 6 against the Cardinals, knowing he'll have future Hall of Famer Roger Clemens ready if there's a Game 7. More >
St. Louis Cardinals
Cards counting on Morris
With their season hanging in the balance, the Cardinals and Matt Morris square off against the Astros in Game 6 at Busch Stadium needing to win two straight in front of the home fans. More >

10/18, GAME 5:  Astros 3, Cardinals 0  Wrap >
Houston swept its three home games thanks to Jeff Kent's three-run homer on Monday. Brandon Backe pitched eight innings of one-hit ball and took a no-hitter into the sixth before Tony Womack broke it up.  More >
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10/17, GAME 4:  Astros 6, Cardinals 5  Wrap >
Carlos Beltran continued his incredible postseason run on Sunday, crushing his eighth homer of the playoffs in the seventh inning to break a 5-5 deadlock. Brad Lidge wrapped up the game with his second consecutive two-inning save. More >
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10/16, GAME 3:  Astros 5, Cardinals 2  Wrap >
Roger Clemens overcame early shakiness to pitch seven impressive innings in Game 3 on Saturday. Lance Berkman and Jeff Kent provided the offense in the first, while Berkman and Carlos Beltran added insurance homers in the eighth.  More >
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10/15, OFF-DAY
Houston Astros
Astros like aces in the hole
With Roger Clemens not even skipping a beat in his surprise, post-retirement season in his hometown and Roy Oswalt racking up a 20-10 mark and 3.49 ERA in his breakout campaign, the Astros have to feel good about their chances of evening up the NLCS. More >
St. Louis Cardinals
Kline gets news on finger
After examination by a doctor in St. Louis, Cards pitcher Steve Kline is believed to have a case of gout aggravating the 70 percent tendon tear in his left index finger, an injury which has been causing the reliever problems for over a month now. More >

10/14, GAME 2:  Cardinals 6, Astros 4  Wrap >
Neither Mother Nature nor the Astros could dampen the Cardinals' playoff parade as Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen homered in the eighth to give St. Louis the win.  More >
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10/13, GAME 1:  Cardinals 10, Astros 7  Wrap >
Larry Walker came within a homer of hitting for the cycle and the Cardinals erupted with a six-run sixth inning and withstood a late Astros rally to take Game 1 of the NLCS on Wednesday night. More >
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ASTROS-CARDINALS PREVIEW
Houston Astros
Another big game for Backe
Brandon Backe, a 26-year-old converted outfielder and a poster boy for Houston's improbable second-half surge, will start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on three days' rest against the Cardinals. More >
•  Astros' road to NLCS
St. Louis Cardinals
Williams gets nod in series opener
Born and raised in Houston, the Cardinals' Woody Williams will ignore any of the enemy allegiances his family still harbors as he takes the mound for St. Louis in the opener vs. the Astros. More >
•  Cardinals' road to NLCS