ICYMI: Jeremy Hazelbaker Breaks up Kyle Hendricks No-Hitter in the Ninth

Kyle Hendricks of the Chicago Cubs had a no-hitter going strong into the ninth inning. Jeremy Hazelbaker of the St. Louis Cardinals had other plans. Hazelbaker drove an 0-2 pitch deep to right to break up the no-hitter and the shutout with one swing of the bat. The Cardinals still ended up losing the game, but avoided the no-hit bid.

ICYMI: St. Louis Down to their Last Strike; Tie the Game & Take the Lead

Just ask the Texas Rangers – having the St. Louis Cardinals down to their final strike doesn’t even come close to ensuring victory. This was the case on Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates clung to a one-run lead in the top of the ninth, trying to snap their seven game losing streak. Two strikes on Matt Carpenter and he responds.

Cubs Advance to NLCS with Raw Power

The Chicago Cubs literally powered their way to the NLCS, homering 10 times in the four game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The record for most home runs in a divisional series is 10, put up by the Seattle Mariners in 1995, the New York Yankees in 1995, and the Houston Astros in 2004. And it wasn’t just one or two guys doing it for the Cubs. A total of seven different players homered during the series.