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Kolten Wong hits walk-off home run as Cardinals tie NLCS

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A classic NLCS game ended with a bang, and KC looks to keep banging up the O's pitching staff.

Hard not to enjoy a game like that
Hard not to enjoy a game like that
Jamie Squire

All stuffed full of (Canadian) Thanksgiving turkey and ready to go for the week of LCS baseball.

Yesterday's baseball

Cards take Game 2 on Wong's walkoff blast | MLB.com - In the latest round of the "is there any way both of these teams can lose?" series, the Cardinals won in dramatic fashion. On a grim note for STL, Yadier Molina left the game with an oblique strain. His absence was immediately felt when the Giants scored a game-tying run on a wild pitch in the 8th. But rookie Kolten Wong played hero, leading off the 9th with a walkoff homer, the fourth Cards solo homer of the game. It wasn't a MUST WIN, but it was a big win for STL, who now heads to San Francisco with the series tied 1-1 rather than down 2-0.

Today's baseball

KC eyes 3-0 lead while O's look to rebound | MLB.com - Will the Royals keep on magic-ing their way through October, or will Mike Moustakas finally remember that he's actually Mike Moustakas, not Reggie Jackson? Seriously, of all people. Ugh.

Indians news & notes

A game-by-game Kluber retrospective | Burning River Baseball - A nice way to take a look back at Corey Kluber's season, noting his progression from good at the beginning of the year to insanely dominant by the end of the season.

IBI 2014 awards: best new addition | Indians Baseball Insider - Part of an ongoing series of awards, the folk over at IBI voted Jose Ramirez as the best new Tribesman of 2014. Click through to see who else got votes and why.

WAR Room: 2014 Akron hitters | Indians Baseball Insider - Tyler Naquin leads the pack for the RubberDucks as IBI reviews the best WAR values for Akron in 2014. But what about our boy Francisco Lindor?

Notes from around MLB

Orioles 'pen stretched beyond its limits | Sports On Earth - In five playoff games so far, the Orioles' starter has only reached the 6th inning once. Anthony Castrovince argues that this is too much to ask of even one of the deepest bullpens in baseball.

Ever wonder why Hunter Pence throws so weirdly? | Fox Sports - Ken Rosenthal writes about Hunter Pence's Scheuermann'€™s Disease, which prevents him from having flexibility in his thoracic spine.

Korean shortstop to be posted | Boston Globe - Buried in Nick Cafardo's notes is a snippet about Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, who will be posted this November. He hit 40 homers last year, but scouts are wary of his transition to the majors.

Seattle ownership vetoed Cruz signing | CBS Sports - Seattle Mariners ownership passed up Nelson Cruz this past winter, based on a decree to avoid all players with PED connections.

D-Backs close to naming manager | CBS Sports - Sandy Alomar Jr. is one of five on the list of finalists for Arizona's managerial job. D-Backs brass met Sunday night to hash it out.