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World Series Preview and Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox

Tradition-laden teams do battle in classic matchup
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox, owners of the two best records in baseball, prepare to stage a classic showdown in the World Series.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox
This is the first time the two teams with their league’s best records have met in the Fall Classic since the Yankees defeated the Braves in 1999. Both the Red Sox and Cardinals won 97 games. These two teams have proven to be among the best in baseball all season, and this series has all the signs of a long, competitive, down-to-the-wire World Series.

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Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels ALDS Preview & Prediction

Angels should oust Royals quickly
The favored Angels have the best player in the game in Mike Trout, two former postseason heroes in Albert Pujols and David Freese, a terrific, deep bullpen and a proven manager.
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Los Angeles Angels 2014 Preview

Angels under the gun to win now
Owner Arte Moreno’s luxury spending binge on stars (Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton) and other decisions have decimated the farm system and produced a dysfunctional roster that has more name recognition than functional strengths. The Angels now find themselves pinning their hopes on comeback seasons from three players (Pujols, Hamilton, David Freese) who almost certainly have passed their best days — the kind of misguided strategy that too often characterized the franchise’s first four championship-less decades.

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Ranking the St. Louis Cardinals 40-Man Roster

A look at the best (and worst) players on the team
While life can be rather boring without 15 baseball games every night, over the next few weeks Athlon Sports Baseball Editor Charlie Miller will rank players on every 40-man roster.

Between the end of the World Series and Opening Day every winter, fans are inundated with lists. Rankings of the best shortstop, the best left-handed relievers, the best leadoff men, the best second basemen in runs saved, the best right-handed pinch-hitter in road games in July and more. So, while life can be rather boring without 15 baseball games every night, over the next few weeks I’ll rank players on every 40-man roster.

World Series Game 6 Preview: Cardinals, Sox Head Back to Boston

Redbirds face elimination against Red Sox
The only thing bigger and better than Game 6 would be a Game 7 tomorrow.

World Series – Game 6
St. Louis at Boston
8:07 ET Fox
Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78) vs. John Lackey (10-13, 3.52)

World Series Game 2 Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox

St. Louis looks to even series behind rookie Michael Wacha
After a miserable performance on Wednesday night, the Cardinals try to even the series before heading back to St. Louis.

World Series – Game 2
St. Louis at Boston
8:07 ET Fox
Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78) vs. John Lackey (10-13, 3.52)

NLCS Game 6 Preview: Series Moves Back to St. Louis

Dodgers, once again, face elimination
In a rematch of Game 2 starters, the Cardinals and Dodgers likely will stage another pitchers' duel.

In a rematch of Game 2 pitchers, Michael Wacha of St. Louis and Clayton Kershaw of Los Angeles, it’s difficult to foresee anything more than a good old-fashioned pitchers’ duel.

NLCS Game 3 Preview: Dodgers Backs Against the Wall

Cardinals look to go up 3-0 behind ace Adam Wainwright
After winning the first two games in St. Louis by the slimmest of margins, the Cardinals look to go up 3-0 behind ace Adam Wainwright

National League Championship Series – Game 3
St. Louis at Los Angeles
7:07 ET TBS
Hyun-Jin Ryu (14-8, 3.00) vs. Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94)

2013 Baseball Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

Can the lineup and rotation stay healthy enough for the Cardinals to contend?
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<p> The lineup and rotation are in place for another postseason run, but both have serious health questions that could quickly derail the season.</p>

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