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Cards knot Series; who wins it?

Those expecting a sweep after the Boston Red Sox's resounding Game 1 win can forget that idea. Thanks to a three-run seventh inning, the St. Louis Cardinals pulled even in the World Series on Thursday night with a 4-2 decision. Now the series heads to the Midwest. How will it play out?

Which team will win the World Series? (Tied 1-1)

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Discuss (Total votes: 196,089)

  • Which team will win Game 3 of the World Series in St. Louis? (Tied 1-1)

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      48%

    Discuss (Total votes: 88,689)

  • Would the Cardinals still have won Game 2 had Craig Breslow not thrown errantly to third, allowing Jon Jay to score the go-ahead run in the seventh?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 41,359)

  • John Farrell says Mike Napoli will sit instead of playing catcher when the series shifts to St. Louis. Is this a good move?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 39,340)

  • Which team are you rooting for in the World Series?

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      48%
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      52%

    Discuss (Total votes: 253,269)

  • Which manager would you rather have?

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      48%
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      52%

    Discuss (Total votes: 42,556)

  • Which team has the better starting pitching staff?

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      68%
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      32%

    Discuss (Total votes: 44,411)

  • Which team has the better bullpen?

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      55%

    Discuss (Total votes: 42,256)

  • Which team has the better lineup?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 44,125)

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Does baseball need instant replay?

Pete Kozma almost wasn't the goat of Game 1, but after a quick conference, umpires ruled that Dustin Pedroia was safe due to Kozma bobbling the ball during a potential double play. The Red Sox ended up with the bases loaded and one out, and Mike Napoli cleared the bases with a double. Calls like this aren't usually overturned in the World Series, but even the most adamant booer of umpires would have to admit the officials did well in this situation: they quickly and efficiently overturned an incorrect call in a high-pressure situation. They won't be left so alone with the expansion of instant replay, but at this point, do they really need it?

  • Umpires huddled and overturned an out call on Dustin Pedroia after Boston manager John Farrell argued the play. What's your take on this?

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  • What would be a more efficient way of getting calls right in baseball?

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  • What would be the best level of replay in baseball?

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  • In general, how would you grade MLB's umpires?

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Cards knot Series; who wins it?

Those expecting a sweep after the Boston Red Sox's resounding Game 1 win can forget that idea. Thanks to a three-run seventh inning, the St. Louis Cardinals pulled even in the World Series on Thursday night with a 4-2 decision. Now the series heads to the Midwest. How will it play out?

Which team will win the World Series? (Tied 1-1)

  •  
    50%
  •  
    50%

Discuss (Total votes: 196,089)

  • Which team will win Game 3 of the World Series in St. Louis? (Tied 1-1)

    •  
      52%
    •  
      48%

    Discuss (Total votes: 88,689)

  • Would the Cardinals still have won Game 2 had Craig Breslow not thrown errantly to third, allowing Jon Jay to score the go-ahead run in the seventh?

    •  
      52%
    •  
      48%

    Discuss (Total votes: 41,359)

  • John Farrell says Mike Napoli will sit instead of playing catcher when the series shifts to St. Louis. Is this a good move?

    •  
      34%
    •  
      66%

    Discuss (Total votes: 39,340)

  • Which team are you rooting for in the World Series?

    •  
      48%
    •  
      52%

    Discuss (Total votes: 253,269)

  • Which manager would you rather have?

    •  
      48%
    •  
      52%

    Discuss (Total votes: 42,556)

  • Which team has the better starting pitching staff?

    •  
      68%
    •  
      32%

    Discuss (Total votes: 44,411)

  • Which team has the better bullpen?

    •  
      45%
    •  
      55%

    Discuss (Total votes: 42,256)

  • Which team has the better lineup?

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      39%
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      61%

    Discuss (Total votes: 44,125)

Comment »

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Dodgers stay alive in Game 5

Vintage Zack Greinke didn't show up for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but no matter -- Adrian Gonzalez & Co. finally got to the St. Louis Cardinals' pitchers, tagging them for four home runs in a season-saving 6-4 win. Now the National League Championship Series heads back to St. Louis, where the Cardinals -- haunted by memories of last season's collapse from a 3-1 NLCS lead and the notion of facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 -- need one more win. Will they get it?

  • How will the NLCS be decided? (Cardinals lead 3-2)

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      36%
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      22%
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      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 119,232)

  • Which team will win NLCS Game 6 in St. Louis? (Cardinals lead 3-2)

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      62%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 49,202)

  • How much will last season's NLCS collapse affect the Cardinals mentally the rest of the series?

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      18%
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      43%
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      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 14,455)

  • Which team has the better pitching staff?

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      46%
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      54%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,836)

  • Which team has the better lineup?

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      50%
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      50%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,523)

  • Will we see a no-hitter this postseason?

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      15%
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      85%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,374)

  • What type of baseball game do you prefer?

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      35%
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      65%

    Discuss (Total votes: 65,139)

  • How much is Hanley Ramirez's injury hurting the Dodgers?

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      60%
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      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 13,359)

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AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Dodgers stay alive in Game 5

Vintage Zack Greinke didn't show up for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but no matter -- Adrian Gonzalez & Co. finally got to the St. Louis Cardinals' pitchers, tagging them for four home runs in a season-saving 6-4 win. Now the National League Championship Series heads back to St. Louis, where the Cardinals -- haunted by memories of last season's collapse from a 3-1 NLCS lead and the notion of facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 -- need one more win. Will they get it?

  • How will the NLCS be decided? (Cardinals lead 3-2)

    •  
      36%
    •  
      22%
    •  
      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 119,232)

  • Which team will win NLCS Game 6 in St. Louis? (Cardinals lead 3-2)

    •  
      62%
    •  
      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 49,202)

  • How much will last season's NLCS collapse affect the Cardinals mentally the rest of the series?

    •  
      18%
    •  
      43%
    •  
      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 14,455)

  • Which team has the better pitching staff?

    •  
      46%
    •  
      54%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,836)

  • Which team has the better lineup?

    •  
      50%
    •  
      50%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,523)

  • Will we see a no-hitter this postseason?

    •  
      15%
    •  
      85%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,374)

  • What type of baseball game do you prefer?

    •  
      35%
    •  
      65%

    Discuss (Total votes: 65,139)

  • How much is Hanley Ramirez's injury hurting the Dodgers?

    •  
      60%
    •  
      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 13,359)

Comment »