St. Louis Cardinals defeat Minnesota Twins, 5-3

ST. LOUIS - The Twins left Busch Stadium on Friday content that they had successfully tamed Albert Pujols, the two-time MVP and perhaps the best player in the game today.

But, less than 15 hours later, the man nicknamed El Hombre was back in the batter's box, making adjustments.

"I watched a little video and found a couple things I don't think I was doing," Pujols said. "And I went out and executed."

El Hombre struck back with two-run homers in his first two at-ba...


The picture should have represented a career highlight and a positive omen. R.A. Dickey appeared on the cover of Baseball America magazine in 1996, standing second from the left in a row of starting pitchers for the U.S. Olympic baseball team that would compete in Atlanta.

The photographer posed the pitchers to show off their valuable right arms. In doing so, he cost Dickey a lot of money and rerouted his career, sending him on a circuitous journey that has...