Scott Rolen slumps on the ground after being tagged out in Game 4. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Jason Marquis battled to keep the Cards' hopes alive, but it wasn't enough in the end as St. Louis saw its season end after a four-game sweep by Boston in the Fall Classic. MLB.com Game Wrap | Complete coverage >
The Cardinals lost at Busch Stadium for the first time in seven games this postseason, getting held in check by Pedro Martinez and the Red Sox bullpen in Game 3. The defeat dropped St. Louis into a 3-0 hole.
2004 World Series
Suppan knows these 'idiots' Jeff Suppan knows the Red Sox and their hitters on a little bit different level than his Cardinals teammates, having been a part of Boston's run to within one Aaron Boone homer of the World Series last year. Full story >
St. Louis baseball's top town? "Best baseball town in America." It is a claim that St. Louis fans and those custodians in Cardinals uniforms have made proudly for years, and the issue is sure to rankle fans from Boston to Chicago. Full story >
Matt Morris struggled on a cold, damp night in Boston, and the St. Louis bats were iced by Curt Schilling, leaving the Cardinals on the short end in Game 2 and in an 0-2 hole as the World Series shifts to Busch Stadium.
Larry Walker went 4-for-5 in his World Series debut, and the Cardinals rallied from 7-2 and 9-7 deficits to tie, but in the end they fell just short in a battle of potent offenses in Game 1 in Boston against the Red Sox. More >
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2004 World Series
Time right for Cards' Williams Woody Williams was named by St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa as the Game 1 starter of the 2004 World Series more because it was his turn in the Cardinals' rotation more than anything else. Full story >
Best hitters get biggest stage For two of the game's best hitters, the playoffs have been a showcase. Albert Pujols of the Cardinals and David Ortiz of the Red Sox must now prove themselves on the highest stage. Full story >