• Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon responds to a question during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in St. Louis. The Cubs are to face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    NLDS gives Cubs, Cardinals chance to make new memories

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Maddon stepped to the podium spouting names of obscure Cardinals from the past.

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  • St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina waits his turn in the batting cage during the team workout, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in St. Louis. Molina , who has been battling an injured thumb, has been cleared to play when the Cardinals face the Chicago Cubs for the first time in post-season history, in the National League Division Series.  (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    Molina on Cardinals roster, will play wearing splint

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is on the St. Louis Cardinals’ roster for the NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs and will play wearing a splint to protect a strained ligament in his left thumb.

  • St. Louis Cardinals' John Lackey delivers a pitch during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Despite injuries, Cardinals in postseason 5th straight year

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Since 2011, the bill for clubhouse carpet cleaning and/or replacement has been high for the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s a price willingly paid for all those champagne fests, every step of the way.

  • Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) his hit by St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) and safety Mark Barron (26) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Rams LB Ogletree to undergo ankle surgery

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree, the team’s leading tackler, will undergo surgery Tuesday for a broken right ankle and could be out for the season.