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10/9/2015 | Tale of the Tape: Hendricks vs. Garcia

The Cubs and Cardinals will test the depth of their rotations as the National League Division Series continues with Game 2 at Busch Stadium on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 CT (TBS). St. Louis has a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

10/9/2015 | Matheny's unpopular move to bullpen pays off

Fans booed with disapproval Friday when Cardinals manager Mike Matheny emerged from the dugout to visit John Lackey on the mound. And they booed a little louder when Matheny took the ball from Lackey and called for reliever Kevin Siegrist.

10/9/2015 | Lackey leads Cardinals with fire, experience

Distinguished by his Texas drawl, a fiery nature that has been known to occasionally even put teammates on notice and an October resume longer than any other active starter in the game, John Lackey turned back the clock on Friday night, giving Cubs manager Joe Maddon flashbacks to the young right-hander he saw up close in Anaheim and the Cubs fits in a 4-0 Game 1 win for the Cardinals to open the best-of-five National League Division Series.

10/9/2015 | 10 cool facts from Cards' NLDS Game 1 win vs. Cubs

Cardinals starter John Lackey managed to outlast Cubs counterpart Jon Lester in a Friday night pitchers' duel in the first postseason meeting between the rivals.

10/9/2015 | Pham, Piscotty join Cardinals' rookie lore

Cardinals rookies were not intimidated by the scope of their first postseason games. Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty came up huge in the eighth inning of Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday, each hitting home runs in a 4-0 victory over the Cubs.

10/9/2015 | Russell ends Lackey's no-hit bid in sixth

Cardinals starter John Lackey flirted with postseason history when he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning during Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday vs. the Cubs at Busch Stadium. The suspense ended when Addison Russell led off the top of the sixth with a rolling single through the middle. St. Louis topped Chicago, 4-0, to take the opener of the five-game series.

10/9/2015 | Cards' challenge goes Cubs' way in 3rd inning

Jon Lester finished off a scoreless third inning and the Cardinals lost one of two challenges in their 4-0 victory over the Cubs following a close play at first base Friday night at Busch Stadium.

10/9/2015 | Newfound health has Garcia grateful entering Game 2

As injuries brought seemingly constant attrition of key players from the Cardinals' 2015 roster, left-handed starting pitcher Jaime Garcia was well-ahead of that trend. Garcia spent the previous three seasons battling serious arm issues and spent this season proving he was healthy. It's gone so well that the Cardinals did something few might have expected when the year opened by giving Garcia the ball for Game 2 of the National League Division Series.

10/9/2015 | Holliday jump-starts postseason offense in 1st

It didn't take long for the Cardinals to establish their advantage in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Cubs, getting a key contribution from Matt Holliday.

10/9/2015 | Bryant, Cubs look to break out vs. Cards in Game 2

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hasn't had many slumps in his short career. But the National League Rookie of the Year front-runner is in one now, and the Cardinals will look to frustrate him further on Saturday. Following John Lackey's strong performance in the NL Division Series opener, Jaime Garcia takes his turn for St. Louis in Game 2, scheduled for 4:37 p.m. CT on TBS. Kyle Hendricks gets the start for the Cubs.

10/9/2015 | Lackey, Cards shut out rival Cubs in Game 1

Facing their archrivals from Chicago for the first time in postseason history, the Cardinals, behind the experienced postseason arm of John Lackey and a late rookie power surge, nabbed a 4-0 win over the Cubs at Busch Stadium on Friday to open their best-of-five National League Division Series.

10/9/2015 | Former NLDS star Sanders helps opens series

During his 17-year Major League career, outfielder Reggie Sanders went to the playoffs six times with five different clubs -- including twice for the Cardinals in 2004-05.

10/9/2015 | Piscotty holds his own at unfamiliar position

With the Cardinals prioritizing offense over defense in their Game 1 National League Division Series lineup, Stephen Piscotty made his first career postseason appearance at a position where he made just nine previous big league starts.

10/9/2015 | Game 4 starter Lynn a Game 1 relief option

Not scheduled to start until a potential Game 4 of the National League Division Series (Tuesday on TBS), Cardinals righty Lance Lynn was made available out of the team's bullpen in Friday's 4-0 Game 1 win over the Cubs.

10/9/2015 | Cubs-Cards rivalry enters uncharted territory

As dramatic as their late-season series as Wrigley Field was, the intrigue is just getting started for the Cubs and Cardinals.

10/8/2015 | Moments that will matter in NLDS Game 1

Jon Lester's last start of 2014 and his first start of 2015 exposed a potentially critical hole in the veteran left-hander's game and prompted a question that will inevitably follow him throughout the playoffs.

10/8/2015 | Matheny manages to smooth Cards' road

For all the debate about Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's skills as a tactician since his hire in November 2011, there has been equal praise for his ability to galvanize a group and foster an environment that breeds collective success.

10/8/2015 | Cubs-Cards: 10 most compelling moments

They've played more than 2,300 times, but the Cubs and Cardinals have never played any games that mean more than the ones they're going to play over the next week. Yet along the way the Cubs and Cardinals have built one of baseball's greatest rivalries, with passion on the field and in the stands whether playing for first place or bragging rights alone.

10/8/2015 | Molina given green light to play in NLDS

There likely will be a level of discomfort for Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who has torn ligaments in his left thumb, but he is determined to play against the Cubs and is on the 25-man roster for the National League Division Series that begins tonight at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS.

10/8/2015 | Yadi on NLDS roster; Cards go with 11 pitchers

Following the Cardinals' workout on Thursday, manager Mike Matheny announced his 25-man National League Division Series roster, which will feature an 11-man pitching staff and 14 position players, including Yadier Molina.

10/8/2015 | NLDS: Cubs-Cardinals position by position

The Cardinals and Cubs -- who will square off in the National League Division Series beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS -- combined to win 197 games this season. It's the most combined wins by Division Series opponents since the Cards and Dodgers won 198 in 2004.

10/8/2015 | Arrieta-Carpenter bond faces playoff test

When Jake Arrieta and Matt Carpenter were teammates at TCU, they created their own decathlon, including events such as ping pong, foosball and basketball. Since the Cubs acquired Arrieta in July 2013, the two have found themselves going head to head in the National League Central.

10/8/2015 | Cubs, Cards meet in postseason for first time

The Cardinals and Cubs will play a National League Division Series more than a century in the making, and it all gets started tonight at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS, when the former Red Sox ring-bearers, John Lackey and Jon Lester, oppose each other at Busch Stadium. Game 1 is game on for these two NL Central stalwarts. And if their regular-season series is any indication, we're in for a treat.

10/7/2015 | Hitters adjust to Lackey's first-pitch strike plan

You might not have noticed it over the past few years, but John Lackey has been adjusting.

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