All the latest information about the teams, storylines and highlights of the 2021 MLB postseason, from the start of October through the World Series.
Cardinals GM John Mozeliak blamed "philosophical differences" for Shildt's unexpected dismissal in St. Louis. Whatever that means, it's not enough for this franchise.
Despite a 17-game winning streak in September that carried St. Louis to a wild-card berth, Mike Shildt has been fired as Cardinals manager.
Shohei Ohtani, the favorite for American League MVP, is the first player who also pitches ever nominated as a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given to the best offensive player in each league.
Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger were unlikely heroes as the Dodgers walked off with an NL wild-card win against the Cardinals on Wednesday night and advanced to face the Giants in the NLDS.
— One big swing by Chris Taylor sent the Los Angeles Dodgers soaring and the St. Louis Cardinals crashing.
2021 MLB playoffs: Chris Taylor's timely walk-off lifts Los Angeles Dodgers over St. Louis Cardinals, into NLDS
The defending World Series champions advance to NLDS for ninth straight season.
What's next for the Cardinals following their postseason exit?
Instead of playing for next year, St. Louis decided to add at the trade deadline. Its reward? A 17-game win streak and a wild-card date with the Dodgers.
What's in store this postseason? Who has locked up awards voting? And which non-playoff team is best set up for 2022? Jeff Passan answers 20 burning questions for October and beyond.
From best (and worst) case scenarios and odds for every round to bold predictions and big names to know, our baseball experts break down the postseason field.
Will the Dodgers beat the Giants? Can the Rays win it all? Here's what our experts say will happen this October.
The umpires for the MLB wild-card games have been set: Joe West will be behind the plate for Wednesday's Dodgers-Cardinals NL Wild Card Game, while Mark Carlson will call balls and strikes for the AL Wild Card Game between the Yankees and Red Sox.
The Dodgers have been the favorite to win the World Series since the beginning of the season and they remain that way heading into the playoffs.
St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright is guaranteed $17.5 million under his 2022 contract with the Cardinals, more than double his $8 million salary this year.
— Mike Shildt is ready. He hopes his St. Louis players are, too.
— Ian Happ drove a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning to sour what could be Jon Lester’s final career start, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 Saturday night.
— Paul Goldschmidt hit a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning, and the playoff-bound St. Louis Cardinals won for the 19th time in their last 20 games, 4-3 over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
Adam Wainwright, who is 17-7 with a 3.08 ERA this season and became just the second pitcher in franchise history to record 2,000 career strikeouts, has agreed to a one-year deal for 2022.
— Rookie Dylan Carlson hit two go-ahead home runs, one from each side of the plate, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Thursday.
Adam Wainwright will start the National League Wild Card game for the Cardinals next week against either the Dodgers or Giants.
Who is rising and falling with the end of the season mere days away?
— St. Louis manager Mike Shildt was philosophical after the Cardinals' team-record 17-game winning streak came to an end.
Hour 3 started with the guys loving Walker Buehler's outing vs the San Diego Padres and they also loved the idea of giving him some rest because Travis thinks Walker's "tank is empty." And, where has Kenley Jansen been the past couple games? Then, Travis and Sliwa started "previewed" the potential Wild Card opponent for the Dodgers: The St Louis Cardinals. Plus, the fellas discussed what's on the line for both teams in this weekend's big Rams/Cardinals matchup. Also, "The Dump!"