The St. Louis Cardinals truly have established themselves as the model National League franchise, with their fourth league pennant since 2004, and they’ll shoot for their third World Series title in that time frame next week.
Wacha outpitched NL Cy Young front-runner Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 and the Cardinals won 1-0 on an unearned run to take a 2-0 series lead. They’re matched again in Game 6 Friday night.
Game Three is always the important game of any seven-game series. By winning it Monday night, the Dodgers stay very much alive in NLCS.
The St. Louis Cardinals win back-to-back home games started by Los Angeles aces Zack Grienke and Clayton Kershaw, while Boston gets no-hit for eight-plus innings in losing to the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park.
Rookie Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh inning with zero margin for error and the St. Louis Cardinals silenced the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight day, winning 1-0 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the NL championship series.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw pitched a stellar game by striking out 12 and allowing 1 run to lead Los Angeles over the Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
It’s been a while since either team played a truly meaningful game. The Los Angeles Dodgers took control of the NL West with an amazing 2 1-2-month stretch and could let off the gas over the final weeks.
With the Red Sox and Dodgers both finishing the season atop their division with 90+ wins, which of these two has the best chance to finish the season as champions?
Both Clayton Kershaw and Clay Buchholz find themselves off to absolutely electric starts in the 2013 season. So begs the question, which of them is the best?
Clayton Kershaw has routinely mowed down baseball’s best hitters since his arrival in the major leagues. His next start could prove to be one of his most challenging – but not because of the competition.