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Wainwright and Gonzalez will face off in National League division opener

Wainwright, a 14-game winner in his first year back from elbow reconstruction surgery, successfully fought against restricting his innings and starts Sunday in the National League division series opener. The Nationals, who led the league with 97 wins, will go with 21-game winner Gio Gonzalez.

Chiefs, Ravens will meet in matchup of divergent franchises

Two franchises, one the model of consistency, the other in turmoil. "There's been a tradition and an expectation and a standard that's been established around here recently," said Baltimore coach John Harbaugh, who will lead his Ravens (3-1) back to Kansas City (1-3) on Sunday for a matchup of two teams heading opposite directions.

Disputed infield fly rule creates playoff controversy

The infield fly is a complicated rule, designed to prevent infielders from intentionally dropping a popup with more than one runner on base and perhaps get an extra out. No one could ever remember it being applied like this. And, after past postseasons dotted by contested calls, this play will certainly lead to another slew of October cries for more instant replay.

 

Cardinals defeats Braves 6-3 in wild card game

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Friday. The Cardinals advance to face Washington in the best-of-five division round, beginning on Sunday at Busch Stadium. 

Rams get 9 sacks, bust Cardinals' unbeaten run

Robert Quinn had three of the Rams' nine sacks on Kevin Kolb to keep the previously unbeaten Arizona Cardinals in check in a 17-3 victory Thursday night.

Cardinals face streaking Braves pitcher in wild card game

The Atlanta Braves haven't lost a start by right-hander Kris Medlen in more than two years.

Detroit Tigers' Cabrera wins first Triple Crown in 45 years

Miguel Cabrera joins an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.

Cardinals end regular season with 1-0 win against Cincinnati

The Cardinals, after winning 12 of their final 16 regular-season games, clinched the second National League wild card spot Tuesday and will face the Braves on Friday in Atlanta.

Rams looking to end Cardinals winning streak Thursday night

Not surprisingly, they're just a one-point favorite to beat the St. Louis Rams. On Thursday night against the Rams, the Cardinals will have a shot at being the NFL's first team to go 5-0 in 2012.

Chiefs plagued by turnovers, have most of any NFL team

The Chiefs have 15 turnovers, their eight fumbles lost are double the next-worst team in the AFC and their minus-13 differential is a big reason they've been blown out in three of the four games they've played and needed a late rally to win the other.

Royals see history as Cabrera wins Triple Crown

The Detroit Tigers' 1-0 victory Wednesday night over the Kansas City Royals took a backseat to seeing Miguel Cabrera win baseball's Triple Crown.

Rams' Fisher among mustache award finalists

The Rams coach is among 15 finalists for the Robert Goulet Mustached American of the Year award.

Tigers' Cabrera closing in on Triple Crown

Miguel Cabrera leads the American League in batting average (.331), home runss (44) and RBIs (139) — the Triple Crown, last achieved by Boston's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.

Royals defeat AL Central champion Tigers

Alcides Esocbar and Jeff Francoeur homered for Kansas City on Tuesday night, and Salvador Perez had the go-ahead RBI in the fifth inning. The Royals won 4-2 against the Detroit Tigers. 

Cardinals lose but clinch playoff spot anyway

St. Louis lost 3-1 to Cincinnati on Tuesday night, but clinched baseball's final postseason berth early Wednesday when the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 4-3 to San Francisco.

Cards top Reds to clinch tie for 2nd wild card

St. Louis clinched a tie for the second National League wild card and spoiled Dusty Baker's return from a mini-stroke with a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Cassel faltering at quarterback for Chiefs

Kansas City starter Matt Cassel has thrown a league-leading seven interceptions, including three first-half picks in Sunday's 37-20 loss to San Diego.

Rams adjusting to short workweek

St. Louis is coming off a 19-13 victory over Seattle on Sunday relatively healthy and gets a second consecutive home game for its Thursday night matchup with Arizona.

Tigers beat Royals to clinch AL Central title

Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a home run, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.

Beltran homers twice as Cardinals beat Nats 10-4

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 Sunday.

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