St. Louis Cardinals defeat Colorado Rockies, 6-3

The baseball record book will show that the Cardinals breezed to an easy first-place finish in the National League Central.

In this case, the numbers will be lying. The final standings won't tell us the entire story.

Victory champagne after Saturday's 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies won't wash away all of the sweat invested in an endeavor that will lead to the eighth postseason trip in Tony La Russa's 14 seasons as manager. It was a grueling test. The Cardinals ha...

DENVER - A night of kept promises ended powerfully for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

Given a fourth chance to secure what six months ago would have been deemed an unexpected NL Central championship, the Cardinals erased any remaining suspense with a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies before a Coors Field crowd of 47,741.

"What a game to win. Mercy,'' Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "That's the way you want to do it. You don't want to back in. This i...