The lawsuit between former Cardinals stars seeks unspecified damages that would be donated to charity.
Beltran's three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning Thursday, and the Cardinals got seven stingy innings from Wainwright to open their NL division series with a 9-1 rout of the Pirates.
A few hours after defeating Cincinnati in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night, the Pirates touched down in St. Louis. They're about to face another familiar foe in an unfamiliar month when they take on the NL Central champion Cardinals in a best-of-five division series.
Alex Cobb dodged trouble for nearly seven innings, and the Rays pitched their way to another must-have win on the road, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 Wednesday night in the American League wild-card game.
Smith is on pace to throw for 3,828 yards and 28 touchdowns; both would be career highs, and he has thrown only 22 interceptions since the 2010 season, the fewest of any quarterback with at least 1,000 pass attempts.
The Rams have been outscored 66-18 in the last two games, the second-worst two-game stretch in Jeff Fisher's 18-year career.
The Pittsburgh Pirates won their first playoff game in 21 years.
The 27-year-old Matt Carpenter came to spring training needing to learn a new position so he'd fit in the lineup. He enters the postseason as perhaps the best leadoff man in the game, a second baseman who'll never hurt you on defense and an MVP candidate.
The fall season has been kind to several Show-Me State teams on both the college and professional levels. This quick video breaks down the success of squads, including the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers football and volleyball teams.
The day Clint Hurdle took over as the Pittsburgh Pirates manager in December 2010, he spoke about electrifying the city. He preached optimism then went out and practiced it every day while talking about a vision that went far beyond returning a moribund franchise to respectability.
The St. Louis Cardinals are content to await the winner of a one-game series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s losing streak extends to 48 races after loss at the Monster Mile.
Enjoy the Stanley Cup-banner raising ceremony for as long as possible, Chicago. Once the puck drops to usher in the new NHL season in Chicago, Montreal and Edmonton on Tuesday, recent history suggests someone other than the Blackhawks will be hoisting the Cup in June. The 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings stand as the league's last franchise to repeat as champions.
The Chiefs pounded the New York Giants 31-7 on Sunday to move to 4-0 for only the third time in franchise history.
The Royals' 86-76 finish brings optimism but questions linger as Kansas City heads toward the offseason.
The St. Louis Cardinals clinched home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs with a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
The Royals' 86-76 record for the year was their best mark since they went 92-70 in 1989.
The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the New York Giants on Sunday, cruising to a 31-7 victory and improving their record to 4-0, just a year after finishing the season 2-14.
As the Chiefs chase their first 4-0 start since 2003, and the Giants try to avoid their first 0-4 start since 1987, here are five things to keep in mind.
The 49ers' Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the defense stepped up in a 35-11 49ers victory over the Rams on Thursday night.