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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa talks with reporters in the team clubhouse after he has agreed to a one year contract to manage the team for the 2011 season, in St. Louis on October 19, 2010. LaRussa has been the Cardinals manager since 1996. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

La Russa, Washington Fidget with All-Star Lineups

“You couldn’t write a bad lineup. These guys are all stars,” La Russa said. “But just to play around and see what the different combinations are, someone has to hit seventh, eighth and ninth, and that’s a difficult thing with these guys.”

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Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington talks with reporters on workout day at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 25, 2011. St. Louis will host Game 6 on October 26, 2011, with Texas leading the series 3 games to 2.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Rangers Lean on Lewis’ Arm for Game 6

Manager Ron Washington expects to see the same pitcher again, and is confident there’ll be zero stage fright.

10/25/2011

Derek Holland #45 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the ninth inning during Game Four of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Holland Tops Cards, Texas Ties Series

In a title matchup that’s getting more interesting with every game, Derek Holland put the emphasis back on pitching.

10/23/2011

Lance Berkman #12 of the St. Louis Cardinals scores in front of Yorvit Torrealba #8 of the Texas Rangers after an error by Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning during Game Three of the MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Napoli in Middle of Rangers’ Fourth in WS Loss

Mike Napoli was in the middle of almost everything that went wrong in the fourth inning for the Texas Rangers in a 16-7 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

10/23/2011

Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three-run home run in the sixth inning off of Alexi Ogando #41 of the Texas Rangers during Game Three of the MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Pujols Hits 3 HRs To Lead Rout of Rangers 16-7

Albert Pujols set a World Series record with 14 total bases in the Game 3 victory, plus tied records with 5 hits and 3 home runs.

10/22/2011

Manager Tony La Russa of the St. Louis Cardinals talks to the media ahead of Game Three of the World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 21, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Rangers Unlikely to Steal a Win from Cards’ Lohse

Just three players have tried to steal with Lohse on the mound this season. The lone player to make it was Eric Fryer – a rookie catcher for Pittsburgh.

10/22/2011

Josh Hamilton #32, Ian Kinsler #5 and Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 during Game Two of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 20, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Rangers Heading Home with World Series Momentum

The Rangers were 52-29 at home this season; they went 44-37 on the road.

10/20/2011

Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers celebrates in the dugout after scoring to tie the game in the ninth inning during Game Two of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 20, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rangers Rally in 9th, Beat Cards to Even Series

Josh Hamilton and Michael Young hit sacrifice flies in the ninth inning to give Texas the win after Allen Craig greeted reliever Alexi Ogando with a go-ahead single for the second straight night.

10/20/2011

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Octavio Dotel reacts after striking out Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun in the fifth inning of Game 5 in the NLCS at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 14, 2011.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Bullpens Taking Center Stage this World Series

Tony La Russa called on his bullpen 28 times in the NL championship series, and St. Louis became the first team to win a postseason series without a starter reaching the sixth inning.

10/19/2011

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