St. Louis Cardinals

David J. Phillip/APThe Giants' Gregor Blanco scores on Buster Posey's sixth-inning single against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

Fans panic too early, but Giants rally late

By the third inning Wednesday night, Twitter was full of ridiculously expressed…

David J. Phillip/APThe Giants' Gregor Blanco scores on Buster Posey's sixth-inning single against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.
David J. Phillip/APThe Giants' Buster Posey is pumped after delivering an RBI single during the sixth inning of Wednesday's Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

Giants beat Cardinals, one step away from World Series

Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October…

David J. Phillip/APThe Giants' Buster Posey is pumped after delivering an RBI single during the sixth inning of Wednesday's Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.
Jeff Chiu/APThe Giants' Travis Ishikawa

Ishikawa home run sends Giants to World Series

Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series,…

Jeff Chiu/APThe Giants' Travis Ishikawa
Jeff Roberson/APAfter losing a four run lead

Hudson gets a reversal as Giants pull out victory

Tim Hudson’s excellent 16-year career has been defined in some ways by…

Jeff Roberson/APAfter losing a four run lead
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Giants' Gregor Blanco

Error gives Giants win, 2-1 lead over Cardinals in NLCS

A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon. These playoff-tested…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Giants' Gregor Blanco
David J. Phillip/AP file photoThe Giants and Pablo Sandoval hope to take control of the NLCS in San Francisco.

Giants hoping to work home-field magic again

As the National League Championship Series shifts to pitcher-friendly AT&T Park, the…

David J. Phillip/AP file photoThe Giants and Pablo Sandoval hope to take control of the NLCS in San Francisco.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoFormer Giants first baseman Willie McCovey had been hospitalized following complications from an infection.

Giants legend McCovey 'feels great' to be back at AT&T Park

Hall of Famer Willie McCovey returned to the ballpark Tuesday for Game…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoFormer Giants first baseman Willie McCovey had been hospitalized following complications from an infection.
Jeff Chiu/APSince moving to AT&T Park more than a decade ago

Giants lose to Cardinals in one area: fans

Much has been made of the similarities between the Giants and St.…

Jeff Chiu/APSince moving to AT&T Park more than a decade ago
Jeff Chiu/APGiants manager Bruce Bochy

Pierzynski starts at catcher for Cardinals against Giants in Game 3 of NLCS

A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher in place of the injured Yadier…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants manager Bruce Bochy
David J. Phillip/AP file photoThe Cardinals plan to keep All-Star catcher Yadier Molina on the active roster for the remainder of the NL Championship Series after he was injured in Sunday's game.

Cardinals plan to keep injured Molina active during NLCS

The St. Louis Cardinals plan for now to keep catcher Yadier Molina…

David J. Phillip/AP file photoThe Cardinals plan to keep All-Star catcher Yadier Molina on the active roster for the remainder of the NL Championship Series after he was injured in Sunday's game.
David J. Phillip/APThe Cardinals' Yadier Molina pauses get outside the batter's box after injuring himself while swinging in the seventh inning.

Cardinals' Molina leaves with injury

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Game 2 of the…

David J. Phillip/APThe Cardinals' Yadier Molina pauses get outside the batter's box after injuring himself while swinging in the seventh inning.
David J. Phillip/APThe Cardinals' Kolten Wong

Giants tie it in ninth, but fall as Romo serves up game-winner

ST. LOUIS -- With a chance to take a commanding lead in…

David J. Phillip/APThe Cardinals' Kolten Wong
Eric Gay/APThe Giants' Matt Duffy

Managers show their mettle in dramatic NLCS Game 2

The Giants were the Giants, scoring a monster run late in the…

Eric Gay/APThe Giants' Matt Duffy
David J. Phillip/APMadison Bumgarner pitch 7 2/3 scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a Game 1 victory.

Bumgarner dominates Cardinals as Giants take Game 1 of NLCS

ST. LOUIS -- Madison Bumgarner once again put the San Francisco Giants…

David J. Phillip/APMadison Bumgarner pitch 7 2/3 scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a Game 1 victory.
Dilip Vishwanat/AP file photoCardinals ace Adam Wainwright has faced criticism that he is pitching with an injury

Cardinals' GM says workload, not injury, wearing on Wainwright

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright insists he's fine physically, though…

Dilip Vishwanat/AP file photoCardinals ace Adam Wainwright has faced criticism that he is pitching with an injury
Dilip Vishwanat/APOnce the Giants took a 1-0 lead

Giants making a habit out of taking advantage of mistakes

In 2010, broadcaster Duane Kuiper gave the local nine a rallying cry…

Dilip Vishwanat/APOnce the Giants took a 1-0 lead
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoThe Giants will send Jake Peavy to the mound for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Peavy hopes to deliver again for Giants in Game 2

ST. LOUIS -- It wasn't the change of scenery that turned around…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoThe Giants will send Jake Peavy to the mound for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the Cardinals on Sunday.
AP file photoCardinals slugger Matt Holliday is remembered by Giants fans for what he did to Marco Scutaro.

Five reasons to hate the hard-to-hate Cardinals

The Kansas City Royals are in the American League Championship Series on…

AP file photoCardinals slugger Matt Holliday is remembered by Giants fans for what he did to Marco Scutaro.
Jeff Roberson/AP file photoShelby Miller (40) is one of 15 players the Cardinals had on their NL Division Series roster who were developed by the team.

Homegrown talent keys Cardinals to another NLCS appearance

ST. LOUIS -- Changing cast, same old hit show for the St.…

Jeff Roberson/AP file photoShelby Miller (40) is one of 15 players the Cardinals had on their NL Division Series roster who were developed by the team.
Charles Rex Arbogast/AP file photoYasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup for Tuesday's Game 4 of the NL Division Series against the Cardinals. Puig struck out seven straight times before tripling to end the streak in Game 3.

Dodgers bench Puig for Game 4

ST. LOUIS -- Slumping All-Star Yasiel Puig was benched by the Los…

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP file photoYasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup for Tuesday's Game 4 of the NL Division Series against the Cardinals. Puig struck out seven straight times before tripling to end the streak in Game 3.